Cheese & Chilli Festival

Cheltenham Cheese & Chilli Festival

4th & 5th August 2018 - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival will be back in Cheltenham in 2019 for the second time at Sanford Park.

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

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

Beer

Magic Shows

MAN V FOOD

MAN V FOOD

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

11am

Growing Chillies – Sea Spring Seeds Demonstration Tent

11.15am

Live Music – Kitty’s Music Music Stage

11.45am

Pig Racing Events Arena

12pm

Punch & Judy Punch & Judy

12.10pm

BySea masterclass: The art of great coffee – with a kick Demonstration Tent

12.15pm

Live Music – Kitty’s Music Music Stage

1pm

Man V Food – Foot long Fire Hot Dog with Mexicana Cheese Demonstration Tent

1.30pm

Falconry Display Events Arena

2pm

Magic Show Alfredo The Magician

2pm

Live Music – Mischa & His Merry Men Music Stage

2.30pm

Southeast Asian Specialities – Dine In Sauces Demonstration Tent

3pm

Live Music – Mischa & His Merry Men Music Stage

3.30pm

Pig Racing Events Arena

3.45pm

Everyday Cooking With Chillies – Chilli Olly Demonstration Tent

3.50pm

Chilli Sauce Award Ceremony Music Stage

4pm

Punch & Judy Punch & Judy

4pm

Chilli Eating Competition Music Stage

5pm

Event Close Event Close

All Day

Treasure Hunt

All Day

Balloon Modelling

All Day

Face Painting

All Day

Henna Tattoos

All Day

Tarot Reading

All Day

Inflatables

11am

Growing Chillies – Sea Spring Seeds Demonstration Tent

11.15am

Live Music – Kitty’s Music Music Stage

11.45am

Pig Racing Events Arena

12pm

Punch & Judy Punch & Judy

12.10pm

BySea masterclass: The art of great coffee – with a kick Demonstration Tent

12.15pm

Live Music – Kitty’s Music Music Stage

1pm

Man V Food – Foot long Fire Hot Dog with Mexicana Cheese Demonstration Tent

1.30pm

Falconry Display Events Arena

2pm

Magic Show Alfredo The Magician

2pm

Live Music – The Ukey D’Ukes Music Stage

2.30pm

Southeast Asian Specialities – Dine In Sauces Demonstration Tent

3pm

Live Music – The Ukey D’Ukes Music Stage

3.30pm

Pig Racing Events Arena

3.45pm

Everyday Cooking With Chillies – Chilli Olly Demonstration Tent

3.50pm

Chilli Sauce Award Ceremony Music Stage

4pm

Punch & Judy Punch & Judy

4pm

Chilli Eating Competition Music Stage

5pm

Event Close Event Close

All Day

Treasure Hunt

All Day

Balloon Modelling

All Day

Face Painting

All Day

Henna Tattoos

All Day

Tarot Reading

All Day

Inflatables

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Complimentary Bar

Complimentary Food

VIP Goodie Bag

Private seating area

Private marquee area

Plus more

£100

per person

(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

The venue: Sandford Park, College Rd, Cheltenham, GL53 7HX which is just behind Cheltenham General Hospital and the Sandford Parks Lido.

Whilst there is no allocated parking available on site there are many city centre car parks and parking available.  The largest nearby parking is the St James’ Street Car Park (GL52 2SH) . For more information about car parks please visit https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/info/478/car_parks-council

Park and Ride information for Cheltenham;Cheltenham has 2 Park and Ride locations. The Arle Court Park and Ride is signposted from the M5 at Junction 11, runs every 10 minutes on Saturdays.The Cheltenham Racecourse Park and Ride is north of Cheltenham, close to the A435 Evesham Road. Served by the Stagecoach service D (Bishops Cleeve). It links the racecourse with the centre of Cheltenham and Cheltenham Spa Railway Station every 10 minutes during the day on Mondays to Saturdays.Arle Court Park and Ride GL51 6SY
Cheltenham Racecourse Park and Ride GL50 4SH

Train: The Cheltenham Spa Train Station is located 1.5 miles from the venue.  See http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/CNM/details.html

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

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

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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