The Dutch Chili Fest on Strijp-S is not going ahead this year.
This is what the organisation has written on its website. Too few sponsors were found and subsidies were not awarded in favour of the ‘very hot’ festival as well. Therefore, there will not be a party in Eindhoven where Carolina Reaper, Madame Jeanette or Habanero are central this year.
The organisation wants to keep the event free and accessible to everyone. That is impossible, due to the current financial situation. That is why the edition in September is not going ahead in the planned form. In 2019 a new date will be announced, as stated on the website.
There has been organised an alternative event: a smaller chili event in the Blue Collar Hotel on Strijp S. That will take place on Sunday, 9 September, 2018.
Translated by: Bob