Chile Pepper Festival 2019 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Chile Pepper Festival 2019

Chile Pepper Festival 2019


Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 11 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Ticketed Event

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Gates open at 11 a.m. Last admission at 6:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents Chile Pepper Festival

Tickets required for all! Members enter free with ticket.

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How to Have a Great Festival: Info, Tips & Rules

Festival days are the Garden’s busiest. Be prepared.

  1. New for 2019: A ticket is required for every entry. Purchase or reserve advance tickets. Members can reserve free tickets online. Partners, including Corporate and Academic members, Cool Culture participants, Urban Advantage participants, and BASE teachers and students must present program ID at box office for free tickets.
  2. Check your tickets. Printed tickets help the lines move quickly; mobile tickets are fine too. You may enter the festival at either 990 Washington Avenue or 455 Flatbush Avenue.
  3. Find your lane. Each entrance has separate lanes for individuals with member tickets, with paid tickets, or who need to purchase tickets/redeem partner admission. Members requiring assistance and individuals wishing to join the Garden and enter for free should find the Membership tent neat the member's lane.
  4. Bring your ID. Students and Seniors must verify eligibility for discounted tickets. Members with free tickets must also show their BBG member card to enter. Corporate and Academic members, Cool Culture participants, and BASE teachers and students must present program ID at the box office. You must be 21 or over to buy alcohol.
  5. Travel light. All bags and packages will be searched by Security. Be prepared to wait in line for bag check.
  6. Take public transportation. Parking nearby is very limited and gridlock is likely. Avoid the Eastern Parkway station, which is under construction. Travel directions
  7. No outside food or beverages. Exceptions are bottled water, baby bottles, and pocket snacks for individuals with dietary restrictions. A substantial menu of food and drink will be available at stations throughout the Garden.
  8. Leave the wheels at home. Scooters and bikes are not permitted in the Garden, and bike racks located at each entrance fill up early. Due to festival crowds, avoid bringing a stroller.
  9. No pets. Service dogs must be under control per ADA guidelines.
  10. Folding chairs are not permitted. Folding chairs are not permitted. Bring a blanket or legless stadium chair for the evening Living Legends of New Orleans concert from 5 to 7 p.m.
  11. Drones, tripods, and commercial photography are not allowed. Photos for personal use and social sharing are encouraged! See policy at
  12. Help protect our plant collections. During the festival, some areas of the Garden are closed. Please do not pick flowers, climb trees, or walk in the planted beds.
For all ticketing questions, contact ShowClix Customer Care.


Students 12+ with ID
Seniors (65 and over)
Children under 12; BBG Members
Free (with ticket)

All festival attendees must present ticket for entrance. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no reciprocal admissions or group discounts on festival days. Tickets are nonrefundable. All events held rain or shine.


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