New venue for 2019

Cheese & Chilli Festival

Bedford Cheese & Chilli Festival

25th & 26th May 2019 – 10.00am to 5.00pm

The Event

Cheese & chilli

Main Attractions

Live Music

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.

Cooking Demonstrations

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.

Human Sized Table Football

At every event there will be a FREE to enter and play Human Sized Table Football.  Just like the table top game but it’s full size.  For all ages, strap yourself in and have a laugh trying to play football whilst attached to a metal bar.

This is the first ever Bedford Cheese & Chilli Festival! The Cheese & Chilli Festival provides fun activities for all ages. With FREE cooking demonstrations, Taste Tents, a Beer Festival, Street Theatre, Live Music, Free Crazy Golf, Free Human Sized Table Football, Children’s Entertainments including Magic Shows, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling, Treasure Hunts. Come and see what the festival has to offer.

Chilli Eating Comp


Magic Shows



Trade stalls

Trade Stalls

Street Theatre

and much more...

Please see the schedule for notification of the bands playing at times etc.

What's On

Schedule of events coming soon


FACES (Family And Children's Early-Help Services)

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.

Location, Information, Tickets and Travel

Bedford Park, MK41 7SS

Discount Vouchers

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.

Free Parking

There will be FREE parking at the event grounds.


Camping is available at the Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival at £10 per person.

We are also pleased to announce that Mexicana Cheese will be supporting this show and will be offering tastings of their new products, so check them out.

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