A festival is not a festival without some live music! To keep us entertained, we have a number of bands playing for us throughout the weekend. The bands will be celebrated musicians from around the region playing anything from from jazz to rock. See the schedule for further information.
A number of cooking demonstrations or talks will be offered by professionals from the cheese and chilli industry. Many sessions will be hosted by the famous Chilli Olly but we will also have many guest speakers. See the schedule for further details. The Demonstration Tent will also host the popular Man V Food Challenge and a Ready Steady Cook interactive cooking session.
FACES (Family and Children’s Early-help Services) is a well established local charity offering practical and emotional support to families under stress.
We do this by recruiting and training volunteers who work alongside one of our Practitioners in delivering a unique menu of tailored services directly to a family, in their own home.
FACES aim to support families during difficult periods in their lives, especially where this will contribute to keeping children with their families.
Our objectives include working in partnership with parents to promote the well-being of each family as a whole and enabling families to manage their affairs with increased confidence and independence.
(21 & Older) Enjoy the Cheese & Chilli Festival with an all-access pass into the exclusive VIP area. You will enjoy complimentary drinks from the bar including craft beers. A BBQ lunch, free bottle of hot sauce and a VIP gift bag stuffed with a ton of sponsorship goodies. There will be a private covered area along with a private outdoor garden, all situated near the music stage, so you don’t miss any of the action. We are hoping to even have a Hot Tub for you to enjoy! The deal of the century.
Don’t forget to collect your discount vouchers on the door along with your programme. The vouchers are worth approximately £20 so you can get the cost of your entry back when you buy your goodies. The vouchers are available to spend whilst at the event and some are available to spend online from selected traders.
Dogs are very welcome at the show, all we asks is that they are kept on leads and you pick up any waste.
There will be FREE parking at the event grounds.
Camping is available at the Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival at £10 per person.