We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is coming back to Guildford in 2024 at Shalford Park! We had an amazing time in 2023 and can’t wait to return!

  • 10-6 on Saturday 20th July
  • 10-5 on Sunday 21st July

Here are some of things that we have happening at the 2024 event:

WRESTLING!! Wrestling Madness: Throughout the day, immerse yourself in the electrifying world of wrestling as skilled athletes take to the ring to battle it out in epic matches! Which corner is going to win, the Cheese Corner or the Chilli Corner? From high-flying maneuvers to bone-crushing takedowns, each bout promises non-stop action and excitement that will keep you cheering for more.

COOKING THEATRE Chilli Olly & Chilli Dave Presents A number of cooking demonstrations or talks will be offered by professionals from the cheese and chilli industry. Many sessions will be hosted by the famous Chilli Olly and Chilli Dave but we will also have many guest speakers. See the schedule for further details. The Cooking Theatre will also host the popular Chilli Challenge, plus so much more.

CHILLI EATING COMPETITION The Chilli Eating Competition takes place each day at around 4pm. It’s quite a sight to see grown adults struggle to eat tiny fruits and hilarious to see the consequences! The winner of the competition is the person who can stay in the game the longest.

LIVE MUSIC A festival is not a festival without some live music! To keep us entertained, we have a number of bands playing for us throughout the weekend. The bands will be celebrated musicians from around the region playing anything from from jazz to rock.

CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT We have number of FREE activities available for the kids. We have Punch & Judy, Magic Shows, Treasure Hunts, Balloon Modelling, Giant Bubble Parties, Meet Kerry the Koala Crazy, Golf, stilt walkers, walkabout musicians and Circus Skills available. There are paid for activities also such as mini fun fair rides, axe throwing, face painting, inflatables etc.

And more!

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Shalford Park

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  • From:
  • 20 Jul, 2024
  • To:
  • 21 Jul, 2024
  • Start time
  • 10:00

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