The annual world pasty championships organised by the Eden Project return on 4th March, with comedy from the Kernow King and music from the Fisherman’s Friends, Kathryn Williams, and much more. Enter your pasty in the competition, or simply come along for a fabulous day out.
The World Pasty Championships are held at the Eden Project in the heart of Cornwall and celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty, as well as some more unusual varieties. From the Americas to Australia, pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people. Entries come from around the world. The CPA is the key supporter of the Championships.
Saturday 4 March 2017
Registration for competitors now open (see below)
£10 per adult entry; £5 per junior entry (includes Eden admission for entrant +1)
Visitors can watch for free (with valid Eden admission)
There are nine categories in all, with the opportunity to enter a traditional Cornish pasty or an alternative savoury pasty:
Cornish Pasty – Company,
sponsored by Carters Packaging
Cornish Pasty – Professional,
sponsored by Heygates Flour Millers
Cornish Pasty – Amateur,
sponsored by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
Cornish Pasty Junior (15 and under),
sponsored by the Craft Bakers Association
Open Savoury – Company,
sponsored by Hay Farm Produce
Open Savoury – Professional
sponsored by St Austell Brewery
Open Savoury – Amateur
sponsored by Mono Equipment
Open Savoury – Junior (15 and under)
Gluten-free – Amateur
sponsored by Let Them Eat
The entry fee is £10 per category, or £5 for the junior categories, and includes admission to Eden for the entrant plus one.
All you need to do to enter the World Pasty Championships is:
The annual celebration is always a showcase for home-grown musical and comedy talent and culminates in the much-anticipated Oggy Oscars ceremony.
There’ll be comedy, music, plus plenty of pasty fun, with pasty-making for kids and the chance to have a go at crimping in the Cornish Pasty Association’s area within the main arena.
Visit the Eden Project for more information