The Cheese and Chilli Festival

The Cheese and Chilli Festival

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June

We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese & Chilli Festival is returning to Basingstoke in the War Memorial Gardens in Basingstoke in 2017! We are delighted to bring the party back to the town we love. Having personal ties to Basingstoke and knowing how much the people of Basingstoke enjoy having a good time, it was an obvious decision to make. The event 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!
For 2017 will see more cheese and chillies from around the world along with great Arts & Craft products. The event has an obvious focus on cheese and chilli, but there will be something for everyone at the event and is a perfect family day out with FREE activities for children and adults to take part in as well as fun rides and games etc.
If that wasn’t enough, there will be a fantastic Beer Festival all weekend from the local microbrewery, Downton Brewery! Plus this year we have Dorset Mobile Bar’s fantastic Inflatable Pub and bar serving a wide selection of cider, lager, wine, seasonal cocktails and soft drinks – so there will be something for all the family and you can cool your palate down in our pub garden!
As we are supporting Breast Cancer Haven at all our shows this year, we are very privileged to welcome a special guest to the show who is local to Basingstoke JANE DEVONSHIRE the winner of the 2016 Mastchef.  Jane is doing this as a supporter of Breast Cancer Haven a wonderful charity that is close to her heart.  We are hoping that Jane will delight us in the Demonstration Tent by offering some cooking tips.  As Jane is with us to help the charity we will be asking for a small charitable contribution to see Jane perform in the Demonstration Tent
To complement the party, with a dedicated stage area, live music from many local acts will be performed at the event.
For tickets, contact admin@cheeseandchillifestival.com or visit the website: www.cheeseandchillifestival.com
To book via the website, scroll down and click on BOOK EVENT

Email: admin@cheeseandchillifestival.com

Admission Price:
Adults: On the gate – £7, in advance – £5. Senior: On the gate – £4, in advance – £3. Carers/Disabled: On the gate – £4, in advance – £3. Children under 16 – FREE

Saturday 24 June

The Cheese and Chilli Festival

11am: CHILLI PRESENTATION

Sea Spring Seeds (Joy Michaud)

11am: LIVE MUSIC

Joe Limburn

11.30am: STUNT SHOW

3Sixty Bicycle Display Team

12noon: PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW

Wacky the Wizard

12noon: MEXICANA CHEESE COOKING DEMONSTRATION

12.30pm: LIVE MUSIC

Joe Limburn

1pm: JANE DEVONSHIRE

Masterchef Winner - Cooking demonstration

1.30pm: FALCONRY DISPLAY

1.30pm: MAN V MEXICANA MACARONI

2pm: ALFREDO THE MAGICIAN

2pm: LIVE MUSIC

Peach & The Prairie Dogs

2.30pm: WINE TASTING

a'Beckets Vineyard

3pm: STUNT SHOW

3Sixty Bicycle Display Team
The Cheese and Chilli Festival

3.30pm: CHILLI OLLY COOKING DEMONSTRATION

The Chilli Cheese Board (Baked & Grilled Cheeses with Simple Salsas & Glazes) in the Demonstration Tent

3.30pm: LIVE MUSIC

Peach & The Prairie Dogs

4pm: PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW

Wacky the Wizard

4.30pm: CHILLI EATING COMPETITION AND CHILLI SAUCE COMPETITION AWARD

All day: CHILDREN'S TREASURE TRAIL, CHILDREN'S RIDES, FACE PAINTING, COLOURING COMPETITION, SAND ART DESIGN, BALLOON MODELLING, HENNA TATTOOS AND TAROT READING

Sunday 25 June

The Cheese and Chilli Festival

11am: CHILLI PRESENTATION

Sea Spring Seeds (Joy Michaud)

11am: LIVE MUSIC

Pistol Pete

11.30am: STUNT SHOW

Jez Avery Stunt Shows

12noon: PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW

Wacky the Wizard

12noon: MEXICANA CHEESE COOKING DEMONTRATION

12.30pm: LIVE MUSIC

Pistol Pete

1pm: CHILLI OLLY COOKING DEMONSTRATION

A Touch of Chilli to the Grill (this will include Cod / Simple Steak / Hot Wings-Drumsticks) in the Demonstration Tent

1.30pm: FALCONRY DISPLAY

The Cheese and Chilli Festival

1.30pm: MAN V MEXICANA MACARONI

2pm: ALFREDO THE MAGICIAN

2pm: LIVE MUSIC

The Majestic

2.30pm: WINE TASTING

a'Beckets Vineyard

3pm: STUNT SHOW

Jez Avery Stunt Shows

3.30pm: CHILLI OLLY COOKING DEMONSTRATION

The Chilli Cheese Board (Baked & Grilled Cheeses with Simple Salsas & Glazes) in the Demonstration Tent

3.30pm: LIVE MUSIC

The Majestic

4pm: PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW

Wacky the Wizard
The Cheese and Chilli Festival

4.30pm: CHILLI EATING COMPETITION AND CHILLI SAUCE COMPETITION AWARD

All day: CHILDREN'S TREASURE TRAIL, CHILDREN'S RIDES, FACE PAINTING, COLOURING COMPETITION, SAND ART DESIGN, BALLOON MODELLING, HENNA TATTOOS AND TAROT READING

Venue Details

War Memorial Park

51.2619435,-1.0837646999999606

London Road, Basingstoke
RG21 4AH

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Family FriendlyFamily Friendly
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Parking AvailableParking Available
Parental GuidanceParental Guidance
Bring a PicnicBring a Picnic
Adults OnlyAdults Only
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