Cheese & Chilli Festival

Winchester Cheese & Chilli Festival

17th & 18th August 2019 - 10.00am to 5.00pm

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is returning to Winchester for for the 5th time in 2019, this time we will be at the North Walls Recreation Ground (behind the River Park Leisure Centre).

Thank you to our sponsors:


(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.

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

Brunch with Chilli Olly & Special Guest Demonstration Tent

11am

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

11.15am

Live Music – Harry Skinner Music Stage

11.20am

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

11.45pm

Cooking with Nutty Professor Demonstration Tent

12.45pm

Chilli Food Challenge Demonstration Tent

12.15pm

Live Music – Harry Skinner Music Stage

1pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

1pm

Punch & Judy Show 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

11am

Brunch with Chilli Olly & Special Guest Demonstration Tent

11.15am

Live Music – String Busters Music Stage

11.20am

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

11.45pm

Cooking with Nutty Professor Demonstration Tent

12.45pm

Chilli Food Challenge Demonstration Tent

12.15pm

Live Music – String Busters Music Stage

1pm

Giant Bubble Party Family Zone

1pm

Punch & Judy Show Family Zone

1.30pm

Cooking with Chilli Pepper Perrett Demonstration Tent

2pm

Magic Show Family Zone

2pm

Live Music – Still Moving DJ’s Music Stage

2.15pm

Creating your Hot Sauce with Red Guinea Pig Demonstration Tent

3pm

Live Music – Still Moving DJ’s 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

Breast Cancer Haven

Breast Cancer Haven

We are pleased to be supporting The Haven Breast Cancer centre again in 2018 who support anyone affected by breast cancer for free. From the welcoming centre in Titchfield, Hampshire, the counsellors, therapists and health professionals offer support to those who need it to help with the personal challenges of living with breast cancer. Anyone can go to the centre. There are no geographical restrictions and no need for a doctors referral. Just get in touch and make an appointment today.

Location, Information, Tickets and Travel

  • The venue: Unfortunately, the 2018 event site is becoming a leisure centre so we can’t be there anymore.  The venue is now at the North Walls Recreation Ground, Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DJ
  • See also the 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

Public Transport

  • Train: From Winchester station, North Walls Recreation Ground is 0.5 miles walk via Stockbridge Rd, North Walls and then Park Avenue.  A map of the route can be seen here.
  • Park & Ride: The Park & Ride service operates from South Park and stops at North Walls which is only a short walk to the venue.  Further details can be found here.

Camping

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

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