Cheese & Chilli Festival

Cheltenham Cheese & Chilli Festival

3rd & 4th August 2019 - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival will be back in Cheltenham in 2019 for the second time at Sanford Park.

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The Event

Cheese & chilli

Main Attractions

Live Music

A festival is not a festival without some live music! To keep us entertained, we have a number of bands playing for us throughout the weekend. The bands will be celebrated musicians from around the region playing anything from from jazz to rock. See the schedule for further information.

Cooking Demonstrations

A number of cooking demonstrations or talks will be offered by professionals from the cheese and chilli industry. Many sessions will be hosted by the famous Chilli Olly but we will also have many guest speakers. See the schedule for further details. The Demonstration Tent will also host the popular Man V Food Challenge and a Ready Steady Cook interactive cooking session.

Human Sized Table Football

At every event there will be a FREE to enter and play Human Sized Table Football.  Just like the table top game but it’s full size.  For all ages, strap yourself in and have a laugh trying to play football whilst attached to a metal bar.

The Cheese & Chilli Festival provides fun activities for all ages. With FREE cooking demonstrations, Taste Tents, a Beer Festival, Street Theatre, Live Music, Free Crazy Golf, Free Human Sized Table Football, Children’s Entertainments including Magic Shows, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling, Treasure Hunts. Come and see what the festival has to offer.

Chilli Eating Comp

Beer

Magic Shows

MAN V FOOD

MAN V FOOD

Trade stalls

Trade Stalls

Street Theatre

and much more...

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

What's On

Schedule of events coming soon

Saturday

10am

Gates Open

10.30am

Growing & Eating Chillies Question and Answer Session Demonstration Tent

11am

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

11am

Brunch with Chilli Olly & Special Guest Demonstration Tent

11.15am

Live Music – Jordan Marvell Music Stage

11.45pm

Cooking with Nutty Professor Demonstration Tent

12noon

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

12.15pm

Live Music – Jordan Marvell Music Stage

12.45pm

Chilli Food Challenge Demonstration Tent

1pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

1:30pm

Cooking with Chilli Pepper Perrett Demonstration Tent

2pm

Magic Show Family Zone

2pm

Live Music – Drunk Education Music Stage

2.15pm

Creating your Hot Sauce with Red Guinea Pig Demonstration Tent

3pm

Live Music – Drunk Education Music Stage

3.15pm

Ready Steady Cook Demonstration Tent

3.45pm

Chilli Eating Competition Music Stage

4pm

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

5pm

Gates Close

All Day

Balloon Modelling Family Zone

All Day

Face Painting Family Zone

All Day

Free Crazy Golf Family Zone

All Day

Free Human Sized Table Football Family Zone

All Day

Henna Tattoos Trader Area

All Day

Inflatables Music Stage

All Day

Tarot Reading Trader Area

All Day

Treasure Hunt Entrance Tent

Sunday

10am

Gates Open

10.30am

Growing & Eating Chillies Question and Answer Session Demonstration Tent

11am

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

11.15am

Live Music – Krista Green  Music Stage

11am

Brunch with Chilli Olly & Special Guest Demonstration Tent

11.45pm

Cooking with Nutty Professor Demonstration Tent

12noon

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

12.15pm

Live Music – Krista Green Music Stage

12.45pm

Chilli Food Challenge Demonstration Tent

1pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

1:30pm

Cooking with Chilli Pepper Perrett Demonstration Tent

2pm

Magic Show Family Zone

2pm

Live Music – Los Musicos Music Stage

2.15pm

Creating your Hot Sauce with Red Guinea Pig Demonstration Tent

3pm

Live Music – Los Musicos  Music Stage

3.15pm

Ready Steady Cook Demonstration Tent

3.45pm

Chilli Eating Competition Music Stage

4pm

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

5pm

Gates Close

All Day

Balloon Modelling Family Zone

All Day

Face Painting Family Zone

All Day

Free Crazy Golf Family Zone

All Day

Free Human Sized Table Football Family Zone

All Day

Henna Tattoos Trader Area

All Day

Inflatables Music Stage

All Day

Tarot Reading Trader Area

All Day

Treasure Hunt Entrance Tent

Supporting

Marie Curie

If you or someone you’re close to has a terminal illness, we’re here to support you. There are a range of ways we can help you, from clear, useful information about living with a terminal illness to expert nursing care in your home.

Location, Information, Tickets and Travel

The venue: Sandford Park, College Rd, Cheltenham, GL53 7HX which is just behind Cheltenham General Hospital and the Sandford Parks Lido.

Discount Vouchers

Don’t forget to collect your discount vouchers on the door along with your programme.  The vouchers are worth approximately £20 so you can get the cost of your entry back when you buy your goodies.  The vouchers are available to spend whilst at the event and some are available to spend online from selected traders.

Dogs

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

Free Parking

Whilst there is no allocated parking available on site there are many city centre car parks and parking available.  The largest nearby parking is the St James’ Street Car Park (GL52 2SH) . For more information about car parks please visit https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/info/478/car_parks-council. There will be AA road signs directing you to the nearest car park and then AA pedestrian signs directing you to the event ground.

Public Transport

Bus: Park and Ride information for Cheltenham; Cheltenham has 2 Park and Ride locations. The Arle Court Park and Ride is signposted from the M5 at Junction 11, runs every 10 minutes on Saturdays.The Cheltenham Racecourse Park and Ride is north of Cheltenham, close to the A435 Evesham Road. Served by the Stagecoach service D (Bishops Cleeve). It links the racecourse with the centre of Cheltenham and Cheltenham Spa Railway Station every 10 minutes during the day on Mondays to Saturdays.Arle Court Park and Ride GL51 6SY
Cheltenham Racecourse Park and Ride GL50 4SH

Train: The Train Station is located 1.5 miles from the venue.  A walking route can be found using this link. Station details can be found here; http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/CNM/details.html

Camping

Camping is available at the Christchurch Cheese & Chilli Festival at £10 per person.

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