27 July 2010>
This year's Big Cheese Festival in Caerphilly was a fantastic success once again this year as crowds of people of all ages flocked to the site to join in the fun.
The weekend was a real scorcher, with events organisers conservatively estimating that a record breaking 85,000 people visited the Big Cheese to soak up the atmosphere.
In the weeks leading up to the Big Cheese Festival, there were also a massive 117,000 hits on Caerphilly County Borough Council's Big Cheese website.
The Big Cheese is the highlight of Caerphilly County Borough Council's summer events programme, and offers fun for all the family.
The action kicked off on Friday evening with the Cheese Race, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Caerphilly Castle.
Saturday and Sunday saw the fun continue with an extravaganza of street entertainers, craft, information and delicious food stalls, living history encampments, music, dance, comedy and a huge funfair boasting a range of white knuckle rides.
Visitors came from far and wide to experience a taste of the Big Cheese Festival, and to soak up the unique atmosphere of this fantastic family event.
Cllr Ron Davies, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Countryside said, "The Big Cheese Festival is the pinnacle of Caerphilly County Borough Council's summer festival programme, and has grown in popularity so much over the years, really helping to put Caerphilly on the map."
He continued, "I would like to thank everyone that came along to join in the fun, as well as our sponsors for the event whose continued support helped make this year's event such an overwhelming success".
The focus switches to Blackwood next month with a brand new event at Blackwood Showfields called 'Kite Night'. The action will kick off on Friday 20th August when international kite fliers will fill the sky with their spectacular kites, followed by an exciting fireworks finale.
The fantastic Bedwellty Show will also return with a two day event on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August at Blackwood Showfields and offers something for everyone.
For more information, please call 029 20 88 00 11.
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