When: 1st March 2014
Where: Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG
£: Entry into the competition costs £10 per category and £5 for the junior categories; includes entry to the Eden Project on the day. Normal admission to the Eden Project costs £23.50 for adults, £18.50 for concessions, £13.50 for children and 0-4 year olds go free.
What is it?
The competition is open to amateurs, professionals, companies and juniors. Entrants can submit traditional Cornish pasties as well as more outlandish creations. Entry costs £10 per adult category or £5 for the junior categories. This entitles the competitor and one guest to free entry to the Eden Project on the day of the competition.
The venue will be open until 9pm on the day of the championships with an entertainment programme including the Oggy Oscars awards ceremony and live music. Eden’s ice rink will also be open for the day with the last skating session starting at 8pm.
Cornish rap duo Hedluv and Passman will be performing at the World Pasty Championships. Hedluv and Passman, who count QI panellist Alan Davies and Kiwi stand-up and Flight of the Conchords star Rhys Darby among their fans, toured Australia and New Zealand last year before playing 30 dates at the Edinburgh Fringe. They will be playing on the main stage in the Mediterranean Biome at 12.30pm. Also on the entertainment bill is Grapefruit Moon and the melodic contemporary folk duo Winter Mountain.
As well as music and entertainment throughout the day and evening, the event will also feature workshops and masterclasses from renowned pasty experts, including a session on how to make the perfect pasty pastry from top chef Martin Chiffers, formerly of The Savoy in London.
This year’s World Pasty Championships will mark the start of the Eden Project’s Charity Begins in Cornwall campaign, which will help ten small Cornish charities with their fundraising. Each charity will have a location on the Eden site during the World Pasty Championships where they will be able to talk to visitors about their work.
More info: www.edenproject.com