Saturday 13th September is an important day in the eating contest calendar this year, with both the Onion Eating and the World Garlic Eating Competitions taking place. Those with a sensitive palate may want to give both challenges a miss…
Onion Eating Competition at Newent Onion Fayre
When: 13th September 2014 at 1pm
Where: Newent, Gloucestershire
What is it?
The annual Newent Onion Fayre takes place on Saturday 13th September in Gloucestershire. This traditional fayre features the quirky and eye-watering Onion Eating Competition.
There are two contests, one for women and one for men. The women must chomp their way through a peeled raw 5 ounce onion, whilst men get a 7 ounce onion. The winner is the first person to finish eating the onion. Most of the previous winners have managed the challenge in under 2 minutes.
Those who wish to take part this year should leave their name with the team at the main stage on the day of the competition.
Newent Onion Fayre also features an onion show, a food festival, a fair and a dog show. The event marks the end of summer and the start of harvest, and has been going strong since the 13th century.
More info: www.newentonionfayre.org
World Garlic Eating Competition
When: 13th September 2014 at 3pm
Where: The George Inn, Main Steet, Chideock, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6JD
£: Costs £5 to enter (proceeds go to charity)
What is it?
The second annual World Garlic Eating Competition takes place on Saturday 13th September at The George Inn in Bridport, Dorset.
The rules for the competition are simple. Each contender is given a bowl containing peeled cloves of garlic. The winner is the person to have eaten the most cloves in 5 minutes. Each clove must be chewed and swallowed before the next one is started. The winner receives a trophy and a prize of £100.
Last year’s winner managed to eat 49 cloves of garlic. Can you eat more?
More info: www.worldgarliceatingcompetition.co.uk