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The Big Cheese


Rediscover The Big Cheese! This year’s new look festival will have a new layout and new feel with Street Food Vendors, Giant Urban Beach, Live Lounge Bar Area, THREE Huge Food Halls and Live Cookery Demonstrations.

Caerphilly Castle, the second largest Castle in Britain still remains the star of the festival with free entry all weekend. With an entertainment program that’ll stretch from morning until evening, there’ll be medieval re-enactments within the Castle grounds, live music and a packed program in The Great Hall. The Big Cheese Festival brings together local and regional Welsh food & drink producers in three massive food halls, possibly the largest in the country. With a dedicated cheese market featuring quality cheese producers from all over the country, this really is a food lovers paradise.

Exciting new street food vendors will be dotted around the site with show cooking and some unusual and exotic tastes. From noodles to crepes, there’s a feast to be had!

The Big Cheese is a FREE event.

Join us for our opening evening on Friday 26th July from 3pm until our spectacular fireworks finale at 10pm. (Stalls and Food Halls are open Saturday and Sunday only).

Our full programme starts at 10am on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July.

Official Opening Times

3pm – 10.15pm Friday
10am – 9pm Saturday
10am – 8pm Sunday
Please note the above times relate to the overall opening times of the festival. Certain activities, events and trading hours will vary within these times.

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  • Free
  • Parking (charge)
  • Picnic Site

Public Transport Directions

Please contact us for public transport information.

Road Directions

Exit junction 32 of M4, take the A470 then A469 and follow the signs for Caerphilly In order to avoid congestion at this year's Big Cheese event, please use the park and ride scheme in operation. For both car parks follow the temporary signs from the A470, A469 and A468.