Cheese & Chilli Festival

FAQ

Is there free parking available for the festivals?

Free parking is available at most festivals (excluding Swindon & Winchester where in each location, the local council are offering access to town centre parking or in Swindon’s case the council offer a chargeable pay and display facility at the park). At the Guildford and Christchurch events, whilst car parking is FREE, we do work with a local charities who manage our car parks and politely ask for any donations to the charity. 

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are very welcome at all shows providing they leave some food for us and that they remain on leads. As the show is centered around food, hygiene is very important and it is essential that any dog mess is cleared as soon as possible.

Are there toilets available?

Yes, there are toilet cubicles, male urinals and disabled toilets available.

Are there concessions for disabled people?

Yes, there are concessions for disabled people and their carers. Please see our Tickets page for details.

Is there a charge to enter the Chilli Eating competition?

No, the Chilli Eating competition is free.

What age does a 'Senior' ticket start from?

Senior tickets are available for people aged 65+

What’s happening on the day?

Each festival has a full schedule of events. Please see the Location page you are interested in for more details.

Can tickets be bought on the door?

Yes they can.  Discounted tickets are available up to 8pm on the Thursday before the event, but after this time tickets can be purchased on the door or online at the standard rate.

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, will I receive a full refund?

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 and you have pre bought tickets, these will be refunded by the ticketing agent in full

Are children free?

Children aged up to and including 15 are free and do not require a ticket. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Can tickets be transferred to a different day once purchased?

From the 11th June, the team has very limited office time due to operational requirements elsewhere. We are therefore unable to offer any transfers/upgrades etc after this date.  We have created a Flexi ticket which allows you to choose which day you attend.

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, will I receive a full refund?

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 and you have pre bought tickets, these will be refunded by the ticketing agent in full

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