The Big Cheese

27th-29th July 2012


Friday 27th
3pm-10pm -  Great Cheese Race (6.30pm start), music entertainment programme (6pm - 10pm), funfair (3pm - 10pm) and Firework display (10.00pm)

Sat 28th & Sun 29th
From 11am - The Big Cheese Entertainment programme includes: Reenactment displays, musical entertainment, educational activities, over 60 food producers, cheese market, craft stalls, animal marquees, traditional funfair plus lots more.


For further info contact:

Telephone: (029) 2088 0011

The Great Cheese Race

The Great Cheese Race

The Big Cheese is fast approaching with lots of fun events and activities being organised to make the festival one to remember. Why not become part of the event and join in the annual Great Cheese Race (Sponsored by Taylor Wimpey). Children and adults are invited to take part in the fun run around a special course in and around the grounds of the magnificent castle with fancy dress just adding to the laughter and enjoyment. (Fancy dress is not compulsory)

Every year teams line up to participate in the race and join in with the opening celebrations for the Big Cheese Festival and now its your turn. All you have to do is create a team of 4 people to come along on Friday 24th July for 6pm. Walk, jog or run - at the end of the day it's just for fun!

Just complete and return the application form (PDF) if you are interested and we will be in touch.

  • Prizes will be awarded for the best fancy dressed team and to the race winners.
  • Adult team members must be aged 16 or over, junior entrants must be aged between 8 and 15. All entrants must be fit enough to enter the race.
  • For further information and entry forms, please contact Advisory Services on 01443 866390, or e-mail:

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