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Winchester

Date: 19th & 20th August 2017

Time: 10am – 5pm

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is returning to Winchester for 2017 at the North Walls (Devils Island) Recreation Ground.

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.

Whilst the event this year will have a distinct focus on the cheese and chilli, there will be something for everyone at the event and is a perfect family day out with FREE children and adult activities on offer as well as fun rides etc (see home page for list of activities on offer).

Exclusive to the Winchester event we have the pleasure of welcoming the local cocktail artists (Bar Flair) who will be in the Demonstration Tent mixing it up.
In the Demonstration Tent there will also be Mexicana Cheese cooking for us, Wine tasting, Chilli Olly wowing us, and Sea Spring Seeds educating us. 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. We also have A’Becketts Vineyard showcasing their amazing English wines – so there will be something for all the family.

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.

We will also be supporting the Winchester Brendoncare Foundation. Brendoncare is a registered charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people through our care homes, close care facilities and social clubs across the South of England.

 

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

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

Timetable
11am – Chilli Presentation In The Demonstration Tent – Sea Spring Seeds (Joy Michaud)
11am – Live Music at the Music Tent – Joe Limburn
11.30am – Stunt Show in the Event Arena – Jez Avery Stunt Shows
12noon – Punch & Judy Show – Wacky The Wizard
12noon – Mexicana Cheese Cooking Demonstration in the Demonstration Tent
12.30pm – Live Music at the Music Tent – Joe Limburn
1pm – Chilli Olly – The Chilli Cheese Board (Baked & Grilled Cheeses with Simple Salsas & Glazes) in the Demonstration Tent
1.30pm – Falconry Display in the Event Arena
1.30pm – Man V Mexicana Macaroni at the Music Tent
2pm – Magic Show – Alfredo The Magician
2pm – Live Music at the Music Tent – Peach & The Prairie Dogs
2.30pm – Wine Tasting  with a’Beckets Vineyard in the Demonstration Tent
3pm – Stunt Show in the Event Arena – Jez Avery Stunt Shows
3.30pm – Bar Flair performing a Cocktail Masterclass in the Demonstration Tent
3.30pm – Live Music at the Music Tent – Peach & The Prairie Dogs
4pm – Punch & Judy Show – Wacky The Wizard
4.30pm – Chilli Eating Competition
4.30pm – Chilli Sauce Competition Award
Children’s Treasure Trail – All day
Children’s Rides – All day
Face Painting – All day
Colouring In Competition – All day
Sand Art Design – All day
Balloon Modelling – All day
Henna Tattoos – All day
Tarot Reading – All day
Timetable
11am – Chilli Presentation In The Demonstration Tent – Sea Spring Seeds (Joy Michaud)
11am – Live Music at the Music Tent – Strange Brew
11.30am – Stunt Show in the Event Arena – Jez Avery Stunt Shows
12noon – Punch & Judy Show – Wacky The Wizard
12noon – Mexicana Cheese Cooking Demonstration in the Demonstration Tent
12.30pm – Live Music at the Music Tent – Strange Brew
1pm – Chilli Olly – The Chilli Cheese Board (Baked & Grilled Cheeses with Simple Salsas & Glazes) in the Demonstration Tent
1.30pm – Falconry Display in the Event Arena
1.30pm – Man V Mexicana Macaroni at the Music Tent
2pm – Magic Show – Alfredo The Magician
2pm – Live Music at the Music Tent – Pistol Pete
2.30pm – Wine Tasting with a’Beckets Vineyard in the Demonstration Tent
3pm – Stunt Show in the Event Arena – Jez Avery Stunt Shows
3.30pm – Bar Flair performing a Cocktail Masterclass in the Demonstration Tent
3pm – Live Music at the Music Tent – Pistol Pete
4pm – Punch & Judy Show – Wacky The Wizard
4pm – Chilli Eating Competition
4pm – Chilli Sauce Competition Award
Children’s Treasure Trail – All day
Children’s Rides – All day
Face Painting – All day
Colouring In Competition – All day
Sand Art Design – All day
Balloon Modelling – All day
Henna Tattoos – All day
Tarot Reading – All day
  • The venue: North Walls, Devils Island, Gordon Road, Winchester, SO23 8DJ.
  • Whilst there are no allocated parking available on site there are many city centre car parks and parking available at River Park Leisure Centre. For more information about car parks please visit www.winchester.gov.uk/parking/council-car-parks
  • Park & Ride: There is also a park and ride service available on Saturday and buses from the car park do stop at North Walls. For more information please visit www.winchesterparkandride.co.uk
  • Train: From Winchester station walk straight ahead onto City Road. Keep walking ahead onto North Walls. Turn left onto Park Avenue (passing Winchester School of Art). At the end of Park Avenue enter the park and go straight ahead, walking alongside the river (not towards the play area) and the Devils Island is just past the bowling green which is surrounded by a high hedge on your right hand side. Walking: From River Park leisure centre take the bridge across the river towards the tennis courts – you can walk either side of the tennis courts and find your way across 2 possible bridges onto Devils Island.
  • See also the map below.