The Cheese and Chilli Festival 2018 | Children FREE, Adults from £6 - click here for all prices | Phone: 07776 255199 | Email:


7th & 8th July 2018 – 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is coming back to Swindon in 2018 at Lydiard Park!

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!
The venue boasts a great space and is a beautiful setting which helps make the atmosphere amazing. We will again see more cheese and chillies on offer from around the world than previous years’, so come and enjoy.

The event has an obvious focus on cheese and chilli, but there will be something for everyone at the event and is a perfect family day out with FREE activities for children and adults to take part in as well as fun rides and games etc.  Other entertainments include, PIG RACING, Cooking Demonstrations, Presentations, Tastings, Man V Food Challenge, Chilli Eating Competitions, Magic Shows, Falconry Flying Displays, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling plus lots more.

If that wasn’t enough, there will be a fantastic Beer Festival all weekend from our very own Downton Brewery! Plus this year we have Dorset Mobile Bar’s fantastic Inflatable Pub and Worley’s Cider bar serving a wide selection of ciders and larger plus others.

To complement the party, with a dedicated stage area, live music from many local acts will be performed at the event This year, as well as Live Music, Falconry displays, Magic shows, Punch & Judy, Demonstrations and Tastings, we have amazing Stunt Shows being performed by Jez Avery Please see the schedule for notification of the bands playing at times etc.


Dogs are very welcome at the shows, all we ask is that they are kept on leads and you pick up any waste.  There are some dog trade stands on site so they won’t feel left out.

Breast Cancer Haven

Breast Cancer Haven

We are pleased to be supporting The Haven Breast Cancer centre again in 2018 who support anyone affected by breast cancer for free. From the welcoming centre in Titchfield, Hampshire, the counsellors, therapists

and health professionals offer support to those who need it to help with the personal challenges of living with breast cancer. Anyone can go to the centre. There are no geographical restrictions and no need for a doctors referral. Just get in touch and make an appointment today.

The event timetable will be shown here once finalised.
The event timetable will be shown here once finalised.

Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA (for SAT NAV please follow SN5 3NY as this takes you to the Hook Street entrance which is where the event is being held) .
For the easiest access, please leave the M4 at Junction 16, onto the A3102 and then turn left onto the B4534 and then at the roundabout, turn left onto Hook Street where you will find the entrance on the right hand side. Temporary signage will be visible as well as the standard brown signage directing guests to Lydiard Park.

Please note, the council operates a pay and display car parking scheme at the park.

Please also see our Location Map below.