The Little Cheese Festival 2023

SAY CHEESE!  Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Events Team are pleased to announce that The Little Cheese Festival is returning on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September for its second year and plans to be bigger and better than its debut in 2022!

Due to continuing development works at Caerphilly Castle, The Big Cheese is unfortunately unable to take place in its usual format in 2023, but fear not, as this year’s Little Cheese promises to pack a BIG punch!

To bring a bit more Big Cheese back into the mix, this year sees the return of the renowned Little Cheese Race, as well as a funfair, more stalls, large arena entertainment and historical re-enactment displays.

The festival will take place in Caerphilly Town Centre, CF83 1JL, and this year expands onto the grassed area at the rear of Caerphilly Castle.

In the town centre, there will be several music areas throughout Cardiff Road and Castle Court Shopping Centre, as well as a central stage in Twyn Car Park with headline acts Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band and The Pandas.

There will be an abundance of food, craft and drink stalls, with a special hot food court and drinking area in Twyn Car Park.

Key town centre pubs and bistros will be creating outdoor drinking areas for visitors to sit down and relax whilst enjoying the entertainment.

For information on The Little Cheese Festival, please visit the official website, the official Facebook event or the official Facebook page.

For all event enquiries, please email


Click the image below for a PDF version of the Residents & Retailers’ Notice.

Little Cheese Parking Map

Click the image below for a PDF version of the Little Cheese parking map.

Stall List

We’ll be joined by a huge selection of hot food concessions, bars, cheese stalls and plenty of other food, drink, craft and information stalls at the Little Cheese Festival!

To see the full stall list, click HERE.

Music Programme

We have a whole host of incredible acts coming along to the Little Cheese for a weekend of fantastic live music, including headliners The Pandas and Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band!

To view the music programme, including the full lineup and information on each act, click HERE.

Entertainment Programme

There will be so much to see and do for people of all ages at the Little Cheese!

Some of the exciting entertainment and activities you’ll find at the event include:

🎵 Live music
🎠 Funfair
🍴 Street food and bars
🧀 Cheese court, including Caerphilly Cheese
🎁 Food, drink, craft and information stalls
🦉 Birds of prey with Falconry UK
🦖 Dinosaurs (Sunday only)
🐶 Dog display show with Rockwood Dog Display Team
🐑 Donkey rides and petting farm with Mike’s Donkeys
🎨 Face painting with Tracey’s Funky Faces
💁‍♀️ Hair braiding with Charly’s Braids
⚓️ Historical re-enactments with H.M.S Wales
⚔️ Jousting and historical re-enactments with Knights of Albion
🏃 Little Cheese Race with Sport Caerphilly (Saturday only)
🎮 Xtreme Gamerz’ ultimate gaming van

To see the full entertainment programme, click HERE.

The Little Cheese Race

To enter the Little Cheese Race, contact Sport Caerphilly:

📞 07919 627426

We are WHEELY excited to announce that the famous Cheese Race will be making a return at this year’s Little Cheese Festival in Caerphilly!

Teams of 4 will make their way from the rear of Caerphilly Castle with their wheels of cheese, passing through Dafydd Williams Park to try and be the first to reach the front of the castle! ‍🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️

In partnership with CCBC’s Events Team, The Little Cheese Race will be managed by Sport Caerphilly and sponsored by eInfinity.

The Little Cheese Race will take place on Saturday 2nd September, with registration at 9:30am and the first race taking place at 10am.

Race 1: ages 7-11

Race 2: ages 12-15

Race 3: ages 16+

There is a £100 prize for each winning category, including trophies and medals!

The race is FREE to enter, and all participants will receive free funfair tickets! There are also medals for best fancy dress.

To enter the Little Cheese Race, contact Sport Caerphilly:

📞 07919 627426

Caerphilly is a Smart Town!

Explore the town before you arrive and see what local businesses have to offer whilst you’re at the Little Cheese Festival by downloading the VZTA Smart Towns app.

Download for free, here.

Levelling Up

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit


Essential information

Caerphilly Town Centre, CF83 1JL
CF83 1JL
Contact Name
CCBC Events Team
Email Address
029 2088 0011
Pet Friendly
Pet Friendly

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