Cheese and Chilli Festival Swindon




  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is back in Swindon for 2022. The event is now in it’s 4th year! The event in 2022 will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’. Come rain or shine, the event will be fantastic!

2nd & 3rd July 2022
Saturday 10am - 7.30pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Book tickets here

Dan The Hat
Dan has been performing all over the world ,for the last 16 years. He has worked at Festivals , on Stages and on the Streets in front of thousands of people. His quick wit and on the button ‘improv’ silliness is a sure fire hit with any audience! Let ‘Dan the Hat’ take you on a frenzied journey of Skills, Comedy. Stupid Stunts and heaps of Audience interaction, (whether they like it or not!)

Live Music
A festival is not a festival without some live music! To keep us entertained, we have a number of bands playing for us throughout the weekend. The bands will be celebrated musicians from around the region playing anything from from jazz to rock. See the schedule for further information.

Cooking Demonstrations
A number of cooking demonstrations or talks will be offered by professionals from the cheese and chilli industry. Many sessions will be hosted by the famous Chilli Olly but we will also have many guest speakers. See the schedule for further details. The Demonstration Theatre will also host the popular Hot Food Challenge, Ready Steady Cook interactive cooking session plus many more.

Taste Tent
At each event we have a tailored selection of sauces from various traders around the site and we ask you to judge which ones you prefer. When entering the event, you are given a ballot slip to be used in this area. Your vote counts!

Punch & Judy
“A Classic Whodunit”
Punch & Judy is a classic show which the kids love. It’s also a time to have 30 minutes or so to grab a drink etc and relax as we’ll take the strain. The show is a fun and interactive play which we all know and love.

Walkabout Musicians
Red hot accordion tunes, thumping guitar & harmony drenched vocals.
International folk-duo BoxSet have played festivals together all over Britain, mainland Europe & America.
You will see them at Cheese & Chilli on the stage & and walking around the site in their top hats playing unplugged & singing acapella.

Bubble Party
A moment for the kids to go crazy and chase all the bubbles! We have giant and little bubbles to make. We even let the kids have a go at making some themselves.

Hot Food Challenge
The Hot Food Challenge is a crazy 30 minutes of watching people try and devour a HOT meal prepared lovingly by our resident chef Chilli Olly. The winner is the person who can finish their first! If you are mad enough for the challenge, please contact us.

Children's Entertainment
We have number of FREE activities available for the kids. We have Punch & Judy, Magic Shows, Treasure Hunts, Balloon Modelling, Crazy Golf, Football and Circus Skills available. There are paid for activities also such as mini fun fair rides, face painting, inflatables etc. We are very sad to say that our resident Pirate Magician Alf Mackay sadly passed away at the end of last season and we would like to dedicate all our shows this year to him. He is sadly missed and as a token to him, any child coming to the event dressed as a pirate will receive a sweet gift.

Crazy Golf
Another FREE activity, why not test yourself against our very own Cheese & Chilli Crazy Golf Course. Par 27! Large and small putters available plus multicoloured balls so no cheating.

Chilli Eating Challenge
The Chilli Eating Competition takes place each day at around 4pm. It’s quite a sight to see grown adults struggle to eat tiny fruits and hilarious to see the consequences! The winner of the competition is the person who can stay in the game the longest! If you are mad enough for the challenge, please contact us.

Cheese & Chilli
An array of lovely cheese & chilli available for you to sample and purchase. We are very lucky to be supported by some of the uk’s leading growers, makers and manufacturers of cheese and chilli related products. It’s a chance to come and try something new and learn something about these fantastic products.

Good Times
If the activities on offer aren’t your thing, you can just come and have a good time with your friends or family. Let the good times roll!