World Stilton Cheese-Rolling Championships

Monday May 07 2018

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No one really knows how far back the tradition of cheese-rolling goes, but one thing is for certain: it’s a whole lot of fun. Legend has it that the enterprising landlord of one of the local pubs decided to revive the ancient tradition of cheese-rolling to bring much-needed trade back to the area. These days, you won’t just find a lone pub landlord rolling cheese down the road, but swathes of eager participants, who form teams of four, dress up in silly costumes and fight tooth and nail to be the Stilton cheese-rolling champs. If you’re one of the hundreds villagers and visitors who come to watch the teams in action, then you’re in for a treat. As well as the main cheese-rolling event, there are plenty of things to see, do and taste. You can browse the food stalls and sample their locally made delights, peruse the many stands selling crafts and gifts, and try your luck at some traditional fairground games. There will also be street entertainment in abundance, plus the crowning of the May king and queen. So come on down, cheer on the cheese-rollers and join in the May Day merriment.

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Festival type: 

Food Celebration


East of England, East Anglia, Cambridge, Stilton


Entertainment, Local produce, Arts & crafts

Disabled facilities

Festival address

North Street

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  • (10:30 to 15:00)

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