The Cheese and Chilli Festival will showcase a vast array of cheese and chillies from around the world. There will be up to 100 trade stands at both the cheese and chilli show offering cheese and chilli products, crafts, tastings, cooking presentations and demonstrations.
You can hat with cheesemakers at the cheese show and attend talks by local cheese experts who will discuss the history of cheese and its various production techniques.
When you want to spice things up, a world of chilli awaits just a few steps away, with a huge range of chilli plants and chilli sauces, as well as advice on growing your own chillies.
The Garrison Ground, Bar End Rd, Winchester, SO23 9NT.
From Winchester station, the Garrison Ground is 1.3 miles walk through the High Street. While there is no allocated parking at the festival, it benefits from being across the road from the town’s park and ride facilities (free on Sundays).
18–19 August 2018, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Prices start from £4.20 per adult if booked in advance and £6 per adult if bought on the day. The event is free for children under 16.
Tickets are available to purchase and can be used on either day. A ticket cannot be used more than once, i.e. on both days.
The deadline for booking tickets in advance is 8pm on Thursday, 16 August.
As an appetiser, Mexicana Cheese will offer samples of their delicious hot cheeses along with demonstrations on how to use their cheese with other products.
Meanwhile, exciting rides, games and activities for children and adults promise a fun day out for the entire family. The full-line up of entertainment includes pig racing, man versus food challenges and chilli eating competitions.
You can also expect magic shows, falconry displays, Punch & Judy shows, balloon modelling and much more. As a finishing touch, local acts will perform live music on a dedicated stage at the event.