The Big Cheese

July 24, 3:00pm - July 26, 8:00pm

Refreshed. Rejuvenated. Rediscovered

Winners of the 2019/2020 South East Wales Regional Tourism ‘Best Event‘ award, The Big Cheese has been established for over twenty years and continues to be a huge success with 2019 seeing the rejuvenation of the festival, with a fresh new look and attracting over 70,000 visitors. The Big Cheese 2020 is set to be bigger and better with street food vendors, live lounge bar area, THREE huge food halls and live cookery Demonstrations.

Caerphilly Castle, the second largest Castle in Britain still remains the star of the festival with free entry all weekend and an entertainment program that’ll stretch from morning until evening. The Big Cheese brings together local and regional Welsh food & drink producers in three massive food halls, possibly the largest in the country. With a dedicated cheese market featuring quality cheese producers from all over the country, this really is a food lovers paradise.

Ron Skinner and Sons are once again delighted to be this year’s headline sponsor of The Big Cheese, with over 1,200 cars in stock they are South Wales premier car supermarket, based in Tredegar. Visit their display on the main field at the festival site and see what great value cars they have to offer.  Browse the website for a great selection of cars.

Exciting new street food vendors will be dotted around the site with show cooking and some unusual and exotic tastes. From noodles to crepes, there’s a feast to be had! There’ll also be some alternative street food vendors.

Official Opening Times

  • 3pm – 10.15pm, Friday 24th July
  • 10am – 9pm, Saturday 25th July
  • 10am – 8pm, Sunday 26th July

Please note the above times relate to the overall opening times of the festival. Certain activities, events and trading hours will vary within these times.

Exhibiting at The Big Cheese

The number of trade stands at The Big Cheese has dramatically increased over the last few years. We’ve food, craft, business and charity stalls along with commercial trailers.  If you would like to apply for a trade stall or pitch at The Big Cheese click on the link below where you will find Trader Application Forms for all of our events including The Big Cheese.

Further Information

For further information please visit The Big Cheese website, call 029 2088 0011 or email


Essential information

Crescent Road, Caerphilly
CF83 1AB
Email Address
029 2088 0011
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