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The Big One

Big CheeseEvent - The Big Cheese
Location - Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly
Date - 25th to 27th July 2014
For more information please visit the website

Now, if there's two things that Caerphilly is famous for, it's cheese and the castle.  It is fitting then that their Big Cheese Festival takes place in the fields surrounding the giant fort.

An extravaganza of family entertainment, the Big Cheese is one of Wales' must see attractions which attracts up to 80,000 people from all over the country.

Where else can you hear the whack of sword on shield, see birds of prey soar majestically in the sky and smell and taste the finest local produce?  There's also a packed entertainment programme including musical entertainment, craft stalls, activity marquee and a traditional funfair.

And the best bit...it's free

Caerphilly Castle

It's a big weekend in Caerphilly this weekend with the annual Big Cheese Festival.  It all starts tonight with the Great Cheese Race and the festivities continue throughout the weekend.

At the centre of the celebrations is of course the town's fantastic castle, one of the biggest in the country.

To find out more about it take a look at this video where the King of the Castle, (or Head Custodian to give him his proper title) Tony Payne tells us all about this magnificent fort.

Big Cheese

Big CheeseEvent - The Big Cheese
Location - Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly
Date - 26th to 28th July 2013

Where can you hear the whack of sword on shield, see birds of prey soar majestically in the sky and smell and taste the finest local produce? At the Big Cheese in Caerphilly, that's where.

Set in the shadows of Caerphilly Castle, the Big Cheese festival could not have a finer backdrop. Plus during the festival entrance to the castle is free.

Now in its sixteenth year the Big Cheese is bigger and even better than ever with over 80,000 people expected to take in the medieval atmosphere in 2013.

With living history re-enactment camps, displays, live music, traditional funfair, folk-dancing, falconry, food tents and so much more the Big Cheese is a fantastic day out for all the family.

For more information go to the website

Caerphilly Goes Cheesey

Now, if there's two things that Caerphilly is famous for, it's cheese and the castle. It fitting then that their Big Cheese Festival takes place in the fields surrounding the giant fort. 

An extravaganza of family entertainment, Big Cheese is one of Wales' must see attractions which attracts up to 80,000 people from all over the country.

Starting tonight with the Great Cheese Race around the castle, the festivities continue all weekend.  A packed entertainment programme includes musical entertainment, food hall, craft stalls, activity marquee, a traditional funfair plus some superb re-enactment displays each day.

And don't forget the best bit - it's free

For more information visit the Big Cheese website

The Great Big Cheese Race

Cheese RaceThe Big Cheese weekend is fast approaching (29th - 31st July) with lots of fun events and activities being organised to make this year's festival one to remember.

One of the highlights of the weekend is the Great Cheese Race and organisers are looking for teams of fun loving people to take part.This year teams will run a in a relay format and the course takes participants around a special course through the main event site and around the grounds and over the drawbridge of the magnificent Caerphilly Castle.  The race is open to adults and children and while fancy dress is optional it all adds to the fun.

A relay baton of cheese will be passed between team members as they runtheir lap (half a lap for each pair of juniors, a full lap for each pair of adults).

Adults will be expected to use the traditional cheese stretchers to carry the cheese truckles on.

The first race will take place at 6.30pm on 29th July and will form part of the opening celebrations for the Big Cheese Festival on the Friday evening.

All entrants will receive a certificate and medal, with overall winners for best fancy dress and each race.

To receive an entry for this year's race, email events@caerphilly.gov.uk or visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/bigcheese