The Big Cheese

27th-29th July 2012


Friday 25th
3-10pm - Great Cheese Race, entertainment programme, funfair, firework display at 10pm.

Sat 26th & Sun 27th
from 11am - The Big Cheese Entertainment programme includes: Reenactment displays, musical entertainment, educational activities, food hall, craft stalls, activity marquee, traditional funfair plus lots more.


For further info contact:

Telephone: (029) 2088 0011

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Set in the shadows of one of Europe's largest Castles the town of Caerphilly comes to life as people of all ages come to The Big Cheese®, an extravaganza of street entertainers, living history encampments, music, dance, traditional funfair, folk dancing, falconry, fire eating, minstrels, troubadours and much more.

The Big Cheese is a 'must see' attraction for all visitors, celebrating its 17th year in 2013. Portraying the history, heritage and culture of Caerphilly. Families from all over the country flocked to Caerphilly to experience this fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.

The Big Cheese weekend is a FREE event and over 80,000 people are expected in 2014, just click on one of the links to the left to find out more.

There is an onsite bar and designated drinking area at the event. No Alcohol is permitted to be brought onto the Big Cheese site. Alcohol will be confiscated and destroyed on entry by security staff, police or CCBC Community Safety Wardens. .

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Free Big Cheese busEasy Cheesy travel to Caerphilly festival

Take advantage of a free transport link to the Big Cheese event from various locations in the county borough.

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