The Big Cheese

27th-29th July 2012


Friday 24th
3pm-10pm - The Taylor Wimpey Great Cheese Race (6.30pm), music entertainment programme (Sponsored by The Maenllwyd Inn), funfair and The Castell Howell Foods Firework display (10.00pm)

Sat 25th & Sun 26th
From 11am - The Big Cheese Entertainment programme includes: The BT Group sponsored Reenactment displays, musical entertainment sponsored by The Maenllwyd Inn, educational activities, The Lunch4Less and Med Food sponsored food halls, craft stalls, animal marquees, traditional funfair plus lots more.


For further info contact:

Telephone: (029) 2088 0011



The Big Cheese 2015

24th, 25th & 26th July

Due to inclement weather and concerns for the safety of participants this afternoons Great Cheese Race has been cancelled. The rest of the event will take place as normal - you can enjoy live music, good food and funfair rides from 3pm, plus the fantastic ‪Big Cheese‬ fireworks display at 10pm!.

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 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.

Free Buses

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

Free bus routes details (PDF)

PLEASE NOTE: The Taylor Wimpey Great Cheese Race 2015 has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.

The Funfair opens at 3pm and Castell Howell Foods Fireworks display starts at 10pm on Friday 24th July 2015. The music entertainment and funfair are open on Friday afternoon , however  all other entertainment and trade stalls are open on Saturday and Sunday only.

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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Travel OfferBig Cheese Special travel Offer

Family dayrider, 1 adult and up to 3 children or 2 adults and up to 2 children only £7.50 per day.

Buy your ticket from the driver of any Stagecoach in South Wales.

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