World pasty championships

The annual world pasty championships organised by the Eden Project return on St Piran’s Day, with comedy from the Kernow King and music from the Fisherman’s Friends, Seth Lakeman, Hedluv and Passman, 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.  This year the CPA is the key supporter of the Championships.

Key information

Saturday 5 March 2016
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)


Take part in the competition


There are eight 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 Allied Mills

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 Trewithen Dairy

Open Savoury – Professional

Open Savoury – Amateur

Open Savoury – Junior (15 and under)

The entry fee is £10 per category, or £5 for the junior categories, and includes admission to Eden for the entrant plus one.

How to enter

All you need to do to enter the World Pasty Championships is:

  • Purchase your entry/ies online by Friday March 4 (registrations may close beforehand if numbers exceed the limit).
  • Complete the registration form with details about you and your pasty – sent to you by email immediately following the purchase of your entry. Until you have completed this form, you will not be entered into the competition.
  • Bake two pasties per entry (one will be judged and one will be put on display on the day in a Pasty Hall of Fame)
  • Bring your chilled pasties to the Eden Project on Saturday March 5, from 9am to 10am Read the full rules, terms and conditions of entry here.

Come along to watch

The annual celebration is always a showcase for home-grown musical and comedy talent and culminates in the much-anticipated Oggy Oscars ceremony – and this year it takes place on St Piran’s Day!

There’ll be comedy from the Kernow King and music from the Fisherman’s Friends, Seth Lakeman, Hedluv and Passman, plus plenty of pasty fun, with free pasty-making for kids and the chance to learn about crimping, pastry-making and (another Cornish icon) Cornish clotted cream.

Visit the Eden Project for more information

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