The Cheese and Chilli Festival 2017 | Adults from £5 - click here for all prices | Phone: 07776 255199 | Email:

Welcome to the Cheese and Chilli Festival

The Cheese and Chilli Festival is the only show in the UK which celebrates both Cheese and Chilli within a festival setting. The event is organised by 33rd Management Ltd who created the first event in 2014.

The events are aimed towards the family audience as there is simply something for everyone.

Generally speaking each event accommodates approximately 5,000 visitors over each weekend. There are between 70 and 100 trade stands at each show along with children’s and adults entertainment areas.

Entertainment includes;

  • Stunt Shows from the Amazing Jez Avery and;
  • 3Sixty Bicycle Stunt Team (please check which shows they will be performing at);
  • Live Demonstrations from;
    • Chilli Affair UK – Sea Spring Seeds – Mark Rance’s Wine Tasting – plus cooking demonstrations from special guests;
  • Falconry Flying Display;  jez-avery
  • Live Music form various bands;
  • a Taste Tent;
  • a Chilli Eating Competition;
  • a Craft Tent;
  • Magic Shows,
  • Balloon Modelling, jez6
  • Punch & Judy.  

All this is included in the entrance fee.

Other paid for activities include;

  • Face painting,
  • Inflatables,
  • Pony rides,
  • Children’s fun rides,
  • Not to mention the bars from Worley’s Cider, Downton Brewery and Appetite for Adventure.


The stars of the Cheese and Chilli Festival are the traders and we have some of the UK’s best producers at the shows. The event will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’.  Come rain or shine, the event will be fantastic!

Cheese and Chilli straight from the farm, you can’t beat it, but if you get Cheese and Chilli’d out, we have a number of craft and shopping stalls, so in between enjoying your cheese and chilli, you can do some shopping! There is also a great selection of fast food all keeping to the cheese and chilli theme so no need to bring the picnic!

A fantastic, fun, food festival for all the family!

Read all about the festival, our highlights and activities, the where and when, and how to get your tickets.

The Cheese and Chilli Festival, 2017!

Celebrating everything cheese and chilli, The Cheese and Chilli Festival is held at five locations throughout the south of England: Basingstoke, Christchurch, Guildford, Swindon and Winchester. We look forward to seeing you!