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.
FREE Entertainment Includes
- Stunt Shows from the Amazing Jez Avery
- 3Sixty Bicycle Stunt Team (please check which shows they will be performing at)
- Live Demonstrations from Chilli Affair UK and Sea Spring Seeds
- Wine Tasting with A’ Becketts Vineyard
- Cooking demonstrations from special guests
- Falconry Flying Display
- Live Music form various bands
- Taste Tent, Craft Tent and Magic Shows
- Balloon Modelling, Punch and Judy
- Chilli Eating Competition
Other paid for activities include
- Face Painting, Inflatables
- Pony Rides, Children’s Fun Rides
- Bars from Worley’s Cider, Downton Brewery and Dorset Mobile Bar with the inflatable pub called ‘The Final Furlong’
Cheese and Chilli, and Much More!
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!
Just as an appetiser, Mexicana Cheese will be at the shows offering samples of their amazing HOT Cheeses along with demonstrations on how to use their cheese with various other products. Come and check it out! 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!
Charities and Local Causes
We are also teaming up with various charities to help local causes including Breast Cancer Haven who offer advice on practical things like money and work, help combatting stress, exhaustion and nausea, advice on healthy eating and exercise. Their trained professional nurses, therapists, counsellors and advisers listen to individual concerns and give practical, emotional and physical support. The support is free of charge and available in the beautiful Breast Cancer Haven centres. Each Visitor to Breast Cancer Haven can expect to receive up to ten free hours of therapy time. In addition, people will also receive two hours of nurse specialist time at the beginning and end of the tailored programme.
We will also be supporting the Challengers Charity. At Challengers, disabled children and young people can play, relax, make friends, and truly feel like they belong. At the same time, families with disabled children can use these short breaks to pursue ‘ordinary’ activities such as shopping or spending time with their other children. Families have told us that the Challengers lifeline of support keeps them strong. Their vision is to provide truly inclusive, fun and safe places where all disabled children and young people can spend time with their friends. To offer a positive impact for families and the wider community.