Cheese Rolling in Stilton


2016 May
Annual Event:
Cheese Rolling has become an annual May Day event in Stilton. Hundreds of villagers and visitors throng the wide main street to watch the teams battling for the Stilton Cheese Rolling trophies.

The event is also our village festival, with Maypole dancing, live music,traditional fenland ‘Molly' dancing and other entertainment. There are sideshows, fairground rides, stalls, a wide choice of food and drink, and a concert in the evening.

The starting point is always outside The Bell Inn and The Angel and the finish is a line drawn at the cross roads between the bottom of Fen Street and Church Street. The contestants compete in teams of four, either all men, all women or mixed juniors. Each team member has to roll the cheese at least once during its flight. It's a knockout competition with quarters, semis and a grand final.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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