Cheese & Chilli Festival

Swindon Cheese & Chilli Festival

6th & 7th July 2019 – 10.00am to 5.00pm

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is coming back to Swindon in 2019 at Lydiard Park!

Thank you to our sponsors:


(Arena)


(Chilli Eating)


(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.

This will be the 3rd year we have held the event in Swindon and we hope to make it the best yet! 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

11.15am

Live Music – Jordan Marvell 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 – 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 – Bemis Music Stage

2.15pm

Creating your Hot Sauce with Red Guinea Pig Demonstration Tent

3pm

Live Music – Bemis 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

11.15am

Live Music – Harry Skinner Music Stage

11am

Brunch with Chilli Olly & Special Guest Demonstration Tent

11am

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

11.45pm

Cooking with Nutty Professor Demonstration Tent

12noon

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

12.15pm

Live Music – Harry Skinner Music Stage

12.15pm

Ministry Of Samba Family Zone

12.45pm

Chilli Food Challenge Demonstration Tent

1pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

1.15pm

Ministry Of Samba Walkabout

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

Supporting

Charity to be confirmed

Location, Information, Tickets and Travel

Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA (for SAT NAV please follow SN5 3NY as this takes you to the Hook Street entrance which is where the event is being held).

For the easiest access, please leave the M4 at Junction 16, onto the A3102 and then turn left onto the B4534 and then at the roundabout, turn left onto Hook Street where you will find the entrance on the right hand side. Temporary signage will be visible as well as the standard brown signage directing guests to Lydiard Park.

Please also see our Location Map below.

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.

Parking

There is plenty of parking available at the Park.  Please note, the council operates a pay and display car parking scheme at the park, £2.10 for 2 hours and £4.40 for the whole day.

Public Transport

Swindon Rail Station and then a bus (Number 1 or 1a) – ask for Lydiard Park. Taxis are usually available at the Rail Station as an alternative.

Camping

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

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