26.07.19 to 28.07.19
The Big Cheese 2019

Refreshed. Rejuvenated. Rediscovered

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

Ron Skinner and Sons are delighted to be this year’s headline sponsor of the Big Cheese Festival. With over 1,200 cars in stock they are South Wales premier car supermarket, based in Tredegar.Visit their display on the main field at the festival site and see what great value cars they have to offer.  Browse the website for a great selection of cars.

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! There’ll also be some alternative street food vendors.

The new and improved Big Cheese Festival Guide 2019 is available to download now, just click on the cover below! Click here to see where you can pick up a copy. Available from Thursday 17th July.


26th, 27th & 28th July 2019

The Big Cheese is a FREE event.

Join us on Friday 26th July from 3pm until our spectacular fireworks finale at 10pm.

The Great Cheese Race takes place at 6.30pm in and around the Castle. Our full programme starts at 10am on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July. (Stalls and Food Halls are open Saturday and Sunday only).


Our new live music lounge bar area features music from local artists and locally produced drinks.

Caerphilly Castle is transformed into a medieval encampment with displays and battles.

Enjoy tasty street food, a cheese market and cookery demonstrations with celebrity chef Tommy Heaney.


Where is the Big Cheese?

Caerphilly is located just 10 miles north of Cardiff, close to the M4. You'll find all the action in and at the rear of Caerphilly Castle:

Crescent Road, Caerphilly,

CF83 1AB

Tel: 029 2088 0011 Email:

How to get to the Big Cheese Festival


Exit Junction 32 of M4, take the A470 then A468 and follow signs for Caerphilly.

View the Stagecoach Live Bus Route Finder

Visit Transport For Wales For Train Times & Tickets

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Food Halls, Cheese Market & Street Food Vendors
We've three huge food halls, a dedicated cheese market and exciting new street food vendors.

A full list of food & drink producers and street food vendors who are attending this year's Big Cheese will be available to view in the lead up to the festival.

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Our Headline Sponsor for 2019
Ron Skinner & Sons are extremely pleased to be announced as this year’s main sponsor. Becoming part of such a prestigious event has always been an ambition of ours especially as our brand has stretched across Wales. We are extremely pleased to be working alongside Caerphilly County Borough Council and local Welsh businesses
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Castle & Music Entertainment
Caerphilly Castle is transformed into a medieval encampment with re-enactment displays and battles. Caerphilly Castle is free to enter on Saturday 27th & 28th July with stalls and entertainments within the Castle grounds and Great Hall.

A full music programme takes place in The Big Cheese Live Lounge and the Castle’s Great Hall.

The funfair has over 40 funfair rides to experience ranging from toddler rides to the pulse racing 'Freak Out' (if you dare!)

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Visitor Facilities & Coach Groups
Entry is FREE!

We have toilets, baby changing and feeding facilities and picnic areas.

Car parking is available at two park & ride facilities and one park & walk facility.

The Big Cheese offers a fantastic day trip for groups, with coach parking available 300m from the event site.

Coach parking spaces that are reserved in advance are FREE!

Coach drivers receive a free goodie bag and lunch voucher for a local restaurant. To reserve your space click here:

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Cookery Demonstrations
Tommy Heaney’s rave reviews led him to appear on The Great British Menu in 2017. He’ll be demonstrating his creative cooking skills at The Stoves Kitchen Stage along with home Cook - Katie Davies A quarter finalist on BBC’s Britain’s Best Home Cook. Simon Brown is a well renowned cookery event compere and demonstration chef and has worked with Mary Berry, Raymond Blanc, The Hairy Bikers and James Martin.
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Craftfolk Stalls
Handmade crafts made by local crafters
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Local Attractions, Accommodation & Places to Eat
Ron Skinner & Sons - A Big sponsor of The Big Cheese!

A massive selection of nearly new cars will be available to view at The Big Cheese, all of which carry savings of up to 50% off list price. Visit our sales team throughout the event for impartial advice and a free finance check.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below a list of our frequently asked questions about The Big Cheese in Caerphilly.

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Caerphilly Residents Big Cheese Survey 2019 – if you are a local resident and would like to provide feedback, please click on the survey: Resident Feedback Form 2019

*The Big Cheese FREE Funfair Tickets Competition*

Want to win free funfair tickets for the upcoming Big Cheese?

Visit Caerphilly are giving away 20 x FREE funfair tickets to 10 lucky winners!

To enter all you have to do is answer the question below by sending your answer to by midnight on Tuesday 23rd July…

Full T&Cs can be found here


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