The Big Cheese

27th-29th July 2012


Friday 24th
3-10pm - Great Cheese Race (6.30pm), entertainment programme, funfair, firework display at 10pm.

Sat 25th & Sun 26th
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



The Big Cheese 2015

24th, 25th & 26th July

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 18th year in 2014. 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 2015, just click on one of the links to the left to find out more.

PLEASE NOTE: The Great Cheese Race in association with Taylor Wimpey starts at 6.30pm and the Fireworks start at 10pm on Friday 24 July.

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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A sword fight at the Big Cheese FestivalCaerphilly is ready for a cheesy weekend

Caerphilly’s Big Cheese Festival is now less than two weeks away, with lots of fun events and activities planned for all the family to enjoy.

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