Crazy Food Events in the UK
From pie eating contests to cheese rolling competitions. The people of Great Britain love food-based events. There are a number of iconic, crazy activities across the United Kingdom that can keep you entertained. As well as suppressing your hunger. Here are just a few of the crazies and most exhilarating food-based events across the UK.
World Pasty Championships (28th February 2015)
The event, which is held at the Eden Project in Cornwall, is relatively new. This year was the fourth year of hosting the pasty-related competition. As the name suggests, the aim of the event is to bake the best pasty in one of eight different categories. The tournament is split into a number of sections. Meaning professionals cannot compete against amateurs. If you’re a fan of your pasties, it’s well worth a trip down to the Eden Project to see some of the world’s best pastry chefs in action!
Peterlee World Egg Jarping Championship (5th April 2015)
The World Egg Jarping Championship is yet another unique event that is unlike anything across Great Britain. Held in County Durham, the competition essentially is to see whose boiled egg is the hardest – it’s that straightforward. The championship has been running for over 30 years. And it attracts people from all over the country. While this isn’t one of the most adventurous alternative sports in Britain, it’s certainly a popular one!
Stilton Cheese Rolling Championship (4th May 2015)
On May Day, the people of Stilton congregate on the main street to enjoy traditional Bank Holiday games and entertainment. Perhaps the most entertaining aspect of the day is the Cheese Rolling Championship. Which is said to have originated in the town way back in the mid-twentieth century. Essentially, a team of four has to roll a cheese from outside of the Bell Inn to the finish line. Which is between Fen Street and Church Street. It is a popular event and often requires a quarter-final, semi-final and a final to determine which team is the best!
World Pea Shooting Championship (11th July 2015)
The competition has been held since 1971. And spectators bear witness to some of the best pea shooters from all over the globe. Rob Bresler recently won the competition for the third successive year. Beating 61 entrants in the second largest event since its formation. The championship is held on the second Saturday in July and all proceeds go towards the Witcham village hall. In 2014, over £2,500 was raised and that figure is expected to rise next year after yet another increase in popularity.
World Gravy Wrestling Championship (31st August 2015)
This event placed in the top ten of the weirdest sports in the world back in 2010. And many can understand exactly why it was rewarded with this accolade. Held in Lancashire, people compete against each other in physical combat. But in a big tub of gravy. While some would love that. It’s certainly not a sport for everyone. But it does provide plenty of entertainment over an enjoyable afternoon. It’s well worth giving it a go at the very least!