Cheese & Chilli Festival

Guildford Cheese & Chilli Festival

20th & 21st July 2019 – 10.00am to 5.00pm

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is coming back to Guildford in 2019 at Shalford Park! We had an amazing time in 2018 and can’t wait to return.

Thank you to our sponsors:


(Music Stage)


(Taste Tent)


(Taste Tent)

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.

2019 will be the 4th year of the Guildford Cheese & Chilli Festival. The Cheese & Chilli Festival provides fun activities for all ages. With FREE cooking demonstrations, Taste Tents, a Beer Festival, the amazing inflatable pub, 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.

Plus the amazing Inflatable Pub!

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

Brunch with Chilli Olly & Special Guest Demonstration Tent

11am

Giant Bubble Show Family Zone

11.15am

Live Music – Harry Skinner Music Stage

11.20am

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

11.30am

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

11.45pm

Cooking with Nutty Professor Demonstration Tent

12noon

Giant Bubble Show Family Zone

12.15pm

Live Music – Harry Skinner Music Stage

12.30pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

12.45pm

Chilli Food Challenge Demonstration Tent

1pm

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

1.30pm

Giant Bubble Show Family Zone

1.30pm

Cooking with Chilli Pepper Perrett Demonstration Tent

2pm

Magic Show Family Zone

2pm

Live Music – String Busters Music Stage

2pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

2.15pm

Creating your Hot Sauce with Red Guinea Pig Demonstration Tent

2.30pm

Giant Bubble Show Family Zone

3pm

Live Music – String Busters Music Stage

3pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

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 Show Family Zone

11am

Brunch with Chilli Olly & Special Guest Demonstration Tent

11.15am

Live Music – The Kites Music Stage

11.30am

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

11.45pm

Cooking with Nutty Professor Demonstration Tent

12noon

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

12noon

Giant Bubble Show Family Zone

12.15pm

Live Music – The Kites Music Stage

12.30pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

12.45pm

Chilli Food Challenge Demonstration Tent

1.30pm

Cooking with Chilli Pepper Perrett Demonstration Tent

1.30pm

Giant Bubble Show Family Zone

2pm

Magic Show Family Zone

2pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

2pm

Live Music – Lady & The Dukes Music Stage

2.15pm

Creating your Hot Sauce with Red Guinea Pig Demonstration Tent

2.30pm

Giant Bubble Show Family Zone

3pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

3pm

Live Music – Lady & The Dukes 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

Challengers Charity

Challengers

To provide truly inclusive, fun and safe places where all disabled children and young people can spend time with their friends. To offer a positive impact for families and the wider community.

Location, Information, Tickets and Travel

Shalford Park, Shalford Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8BL.

The event site is easily accessible via train also.  From Guildford Train Station, walk over to the Guildford Friary Bus Station and catch the 53 bus to Shalford Park in approx 9 minutes.

Please also see our Location Map below.

  • Tickets for our Guildford festival are also available now from the Visit Guildford Ticket Box Office. Click below to Book.

Visit Guildford Ticket Box Office

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 the parking is free, it is managed by our local charity The Challengers and they are kindly asking for donations towards their amazing charity that offers support for children with disabilities.

Public Transport

The event site is easily accessible via train also.  From Guildford Train Station, walk over to the Guildford Friary Bus Station and catch the 53 bus to Shalford Park in approx 9 minutes.

Camping

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

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