Cheese & Chilli Festival

Welcome to the 2023

Cheese and Chilli Festival

Come and join the fun

The Cheese and Chilli Festival is the only show in the UK which celebrates both Cheese and Chilli within a festival setting.

The Cheese and Chilli Festival is now held at FIVE locations throughout the south of England: Christchurch, Winchester, Swindon and Guildford.


Adults: from £8.00 | Senior: from £6.00 | Carers/Disabled: from £6.00

Children under 16 – FREE

Cheese & Chilli Festival Traders

The stars of the Cheese and Chilli Festival are the traders and we have some of the UK’s best producers at the shows. The event will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to your town.


Challengers Charity

Supporting Local Charities

The Cheese & Chilli Festival supports various charities and local causes.  This year we are pleased to announce that we are supporting the Challengers Charity and the Listening Ear. 

If you’d like to enquire about the Cheese & Chilli Festival supporting a local charity, please do not hesitate to:

Family Arts Standards

The Family Arts Standards are helping families to find arts activities that are suitable for all ages; they cover the basic considerations for families visiting an arts experience.

Event organisers that are signed up to the Family Arts Standards, will provide some activities that all family members can enjoy together. They are welcoming to families, with helpful staff, good facilities and considered pricing. They give clear information to help families decide what is or isn’t suitable for them and their children.

You can find the full list of organisations signed up as well as search for a family-friendly organiser near you here.

Not every show or activity offered by organisations who hold the Standards will be suitable for families so organisations with the Family Arts Standards will provide clear information so you can decide what is or isn’t suitable for your family.

The event is organised by 33rd Management Ltd who created the first event in 2014. The events are aimed towards the family audience as there is simply something for everyone. Generally speaking each event accommodates between 5,000 and 10,000 visitors over each weekend. There are between 80 and 120 trade stands at each show offering Cheese & Chilli type products, crafts, retail units, Tastings, Cooking Presentations, Demonstrations, along with children’s and adults entertainment including Crazy Golf, Human Sized Table Football, Treasure Hunts, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling, Magic Shows, Live Music, plus lots more.

A member of The Association of Festival Organisers

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