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


18th & 19th August 2018 – 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is returning to Winchester for 2018, this time at the NEW VENUE…..The Garrison Ground, Bar End Rd, Winchester, SO23 9NT.

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.

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


Dogs are very welcome at the show, all we asks is that they are kept on leads and you pick up any waste.

Mexicana CheeseWe 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.

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.
  • The venue: The Garrison Ground, Bar End Rd, Winchester, SO23 9NT
  • Whilst there are no allocated parking available the new venue benefits from being across the road from the town’s park and ride facilities (St Catherine’s Park & Ride, SO23 9NP) FREE ON SUNDAYS. For more information about car parks please visit
  • Train: From Winchester station, the Garrison Ground is 1.3 miles walk through the High Street.
  • See also the map below.