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Reflecting on the Guildford Cheese and Chilli Festival today with mixed feelings.
Sales were down, though the crowds were up.
Saturday was the killer. The Pepper Jar pitch wasn’t well situated at all. We were on the outer perimeter of a bend which naturally took visitors away from our stall. This was made worse because punters also had the chance to take a short cut to the entertainment area before they even reached us, which meant they had no reason to walk anywhere near our stall.
So saturday was a hard sell, I felt a bit like one of those reps in Benidorm trying to coax punters into their bar from the streets with the promise of 4 free shots!!
However… credit to the organisers who listened to our concerns and addressed them effectively for Sunday.
Thanks to a makeshift fence and a strategically placed giant inflatable Cheese and we were driving the crowds nearer to our stall once more.
Other positives included watching the UK Chilli Queen extend her unbeaten run to 63 not out, against USA’s finest, Johnny Scoville.
And I was delighted to have my wife with me all weekend too, for company and some pretty neat sales and marketing ideas.
No medals this time, but there were way more top quality rivals and I’m just thankful to have been stood amongst them.
The small matter of The Game Fair comes next, then on to Cheltenham….
Monday mornings following a festival are typically a struggle. De-camping the weekends’ car-load of boxes, gazebos, signage and stock is a laborious necessity. Except for today. For today, I still have a massive spring in my step following the Swindon Cheese and Chilli Festival.
The weather was perfect, the crowds turned out in their thousands – and they were a real decent bunch – interested in the products, knowledgable, engaging and there for a good time!
If that wasn’t enough reason for my upbeat Monday morning, sales were up too. 👍🏻
Furthermore, my fellow traders were all on good form too, we had lots of laughs and superb comradery which gets stronger each event. Name dropping Chilli Olly & Chilli Pepper Perrett, Sico, and the Smoking Crow Guys here.
So, all in all a glorious event. Oh wait, there was one other thing…
My first ever 1st place GOLD MEDAL 😊🥇 which was awarded to my amazing ‘Garlic Fire’ in the mild category. (I also got a 3rd place bronze medal for Smokin’ Fire in the medium section).
I’m overjoyed, beyond delighted. Not least of all, because these are voted for by the visiting public in the tasting tent, but also because there are so many awesome products in each category, created by some of the biggest names and most talented Chilli chefs in the country.
And here’s me, little Pepper Jar Creations, setting the festivals on Fire.
Thank you Swindon from the bottom of my heart 🌶
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This weekend, Saturday 29th June 2019, Pepper Jar Creations will be at the Higham Ferrers Farmers Market from 9am until 5pm.
This is taken from their Facebook page: This wonderful free event for all the family. Medieval encampments, demonstrations and activities throughout Higham Ferrers. Visit Castle Fields, Chichele College, Market Square, St Mary’s Church and The Bede House to see all there is on offer. All day Farmers Market with delicious locally sourced street food available. A great opportunity to learn more about our local history and have fun with the family.
If you are local, pop by and say Hi. You can also stock up on your Pepper Jar Creations sauces.