WIN a cheese lovers delight at the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival!



Brimming with excitement for a perfect blend of crafts, food, music, and more? Or are you simply mad for cheese? Whatever tickles your palate, we have a treat for you! We are so excited to announce our latest competition – you can win a pair of tickets to the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival.
But hold on, that’s not all! You will also win a £40 voucher for The Exchange in Sturminster Newton.

Now how’s that for a cheesy treat?!

For those not familiar with this cheesy extravaganza, Sturminster Newton is situated in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, referred to by Thomas Hardy as ‘The vale of little dairies’. It has a long history of dairy farming and was home to the largest calf market in Europe until 1998.

The Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, taking place on the 9th and 10th of September 2023, is more than just an homage to the beloved foodstuff – it’s a community celebration of local artisans, live music, real ale and cider. This year, there is a keen focus on sustainability, with efforts made to reduce reliance on mobile generators and recycle all waste produced during the event.

Your winning spree doesn’t stop at the festival gates. You will also be treated to a £40 voucher for The Exchange, a vibrant arts, entertainment, and business venue, and a community hub situated on the site of the former calf market.

How To Enter

To be in with a chance to win the pair of tickets to the Cheese Festival (the winner can choose the day they’d prefer to attend), just answer the first two options in the widget box below – choosing whether to opt in or out of subscribing to the BV and the Cheese Festival’s newsletter list. There are more chances to win by completing the other entry options if you so wish – they’re entirely up to you! The closing date for this competition is 18th August 2023 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The prize will go to the first three randomly chosen entries. Good luck!

So, don’t delay – enter now and get ready for a weekend filled with food, fun, music and – most importantly – cheese!

Win tickets to Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival PLUS £40 voucher for The Exchange!

Important Information

Gates for the Cheese Festival open at 10am and close at 5pm.
Please note, much as we love dogs they cannot enter any of the food tents due to Hygene Regulations – that being the case we would really recommend that you leave your pet at home. If you do bring your dog it must be kept on a lead and cannot be taken into any of the food marquees. Please do not bring your dog and then leave it in the car!

So what are you waiting for? Enter the competition now and grab the chance to be part of this fantastic event. We can’t wait to see you there!

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  1. Always look forward to the Cheese festival. Excellently organised and a gastronomy of excellent cheeses and accompliments. A great day out for the family

  2. First time my friend and I went last year, lovely atmosphere, live music amazing, simply a great atmosphere. Looking forward to this year.

    Cheese heaven!


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