Set in the shadows of one of Europe's largest Castles the town of Caerphilly comes to life as people of all ages come to The Big Cheese®, an extravaganza of street entertainers, living history encampments, music, dance, traditional funfair, folk dancing, falconry, fire eating, minstrels, troubadours and much more.
The Big Cheese is a 'must see' attraction for all visitors, celebrating its 20th year in 2017. Portraying the history, heritage and culture of Caerphilly. Families from all over the country flocked to Caerphilly to experience this fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.
NEW for 2017 - The Big Cheese welcomes a fantastic Cheese Market with 14 cheese producers displaying their wares. Try as you buy with lots of delicious cheeses from top class producers including The Blaenafon Cheddar Company, The Great British Cheese Company and Snowdonia Cheese to name just a few.
The Big Cheese weekend is a FREE event and over 80,000 people are expected in 2017.
The Big Cheese app is a guide to all the music, events and historical re-enactments taking place over the three days. It also has details of all the artists, crafts-people, charities and other organisations who are exhibiting and supporting the festival.
The app is free, and is available for Apple IOS or Android phones and tablets. You can download it from the app stores at the links below.