This year’s Big Cheese Festival in Caerphilly was once again a fantastic success as crowds flocked from far and wide to enjoy fun in the sun.
As the temperature soared, so did visitor numbers, with event organisers estimating that at least 80,000 people visited the Big Cheese festival during the course of the event.
Cllr Keith Reynolds, Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council said, “The Big Cheese Festival has become one of the most popular events in Wales and has contributed greatly to helping put Caerphilly county borough on the map as a key tourism destination”.
He continued, “A lot of hard work goes into organising an event of this size and I would like to thank the organisers and our sponsors for their continued support – it really is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank the visitors and local people who once again turned out to make this year’s Big Cheese such a great success.”
The Big Cheese is the biggest event of Caerphilly County Borough Council’s summer line up and offers plenty of fun for all the family.
The festivities started off on Friday evening with the Great Cheese race, which saw teams battle to be crowned champions. After a hard fought contest, Caerphilly Castle Ladies and Girls Football were announced as the winners of the Junior Contest and Hutcherson Sports Team were crowned winners of the Adult Contest. A spectacular fireworks display over Caerphilly Castle concluding the evenings proceedings.
Saturday and Sunday saw the fun continue with an extravaganza of street entertainers, living history encampments, music, falconry, craft stalls, a huge funfair boasting a range of white-knuckle rides, and much more!
Visitors came from far and wide to experience a taste of the Big Cheese and soak up the unique atmosphere at this fantastic family event.