29.07.22 to 31.07.22
The Big Cheese 2022

The Big Cheese, set to return in 2022

The health and wellbeing of the community is paramount, therefore Caerphilly County Borough Council has been closely monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19, aligning our response to the Public Health Wales guidelines.


29th, 30th & 31st July 2022

The Big Cheese is a FREE event.

Join us on Friday 29th 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 30th & Sunday 31st 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.


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

View The Big Cheese Site Map

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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 2020
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 25th & 26th July with stalls and entertainments within the Castle grounds..

A full music programme takes place in The Big Cheese Live Lounge.

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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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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