Say Cheese for prizes!

ANYONE who attends The Big Cheese festival in Caerphilly this month (July, 2015) will be able to enter a competition for the chance to win a Cardiff Blues season ticket.

We are attending the event on July 25 and 26 and running a selfie competition for people to enter to win a number of prizes.

Gareth Howells, General Manager at our Hadfield Road dealership in Cardiff, explained: “To celebrate our involvement with The Big Cheese festival we are encouraging all attendees to take a ‘selfie’ of themselves with a Wessex Garages logo for the chance to win a selection of amazing prizes.

“First prize is a Cardiff Blues Season ticket, the second prize is a Kindle Fire and the final prize is a family ticket for Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm.

“All people need to do is at the festival snap a selfie taken with at least one Wessex Garages logo. People can send us the picture by replying to our Facebook competition posts via or they can tweet the picture to @WessexGarages using the hashtag #wessexsaycheese. Alternatively people can email the image to and we will upload it for you.

“During The Big Cheese festival we will also be giving away picnic blankets, cool bags and reusable shopping bags to people who visit our stand so make sure you come and say hi to our friendly team.

“As well as the competition and giveaways we will have Bruiser, the Cardiff Blues Mascot Bear, making an appearance as well some of the amazing Blues players.”

Winners of the Wessex Say Cheese Selfie Competition will be selected based on creativity. The top five entrants will be uploaded onto the Wessex Garages’ Facebook page to allow them to be voted for by the general public.

All entrees must be received by August 2 to qualify. We will announce on social media the finalists. Winners will be informed by August 10, 2015.

The Big Cheese festival takes place in the grounds of Caerphilly Castle. There will be street entertainers, living history encampments, live music, folk dancing, a traditional funfair, falconry, fire eating, troubadours and much more.

Gareth added: “We will have a stand at the show and will bring with us eight cars for people to have a look at. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions people may have about new and used cars.

“The Big Cheese festival is free and hosts a fun filled programme of activities and entertainment. It is a fantastic day out for families. We hope to see lots of people during the weekend and hope many have a go at our Wessex Say Cheese Selfie Competition. There are some great prizes up for grabs.”

More than 80,000 people are expected to attend The Big Cheese event. The Taylor Wimpey Great Cheese Race 2015 starts at 6.30pm and the Castell Howell Foods Fireworks display starts at 10pm on Friday, July 24.

The music entertainment and funfair are open on Friday afternoon, however all other entertainment and trade stalls are open on Saturday and Sunday only.

To find out more about the event, please visit

For more information, please call our dealership on Hadfield Road on 02921 677 581.

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Photograph caption: Josh Navidi, Cardiff Blues Flanker, has a go at the Wessex Say Cheese Selfie Competition.