When: 28th February 2015
Where: Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG
£: To enter a pasty in the competition costs £10 per category, or £5 for the junior categories. This includes entry to the Eden Project for the competitor, plus one guest. The general public can visit the championships and take part in the activities as part of the normal admission price.
What is it?
The World Pasty Championships will take place in Cornwall on Saturday 28th February 2015. The acclaimed global competition, also known as the Olympics of the Oggy, will return to the Eden Project for the fourth year running. The World Pasty Championships are now a firm fixture on the festival calendar, being staged each year on the Saturday before St Piran’s Day.
Pasty lovers from around the world are invited to put their finest creations up to be crowned the best pasty in the world. The competition is the centrepiece of a day of pasty celebrations, featuring music and comedy, headlined by Cornwall’s own international superstars The Fisherman’s Friends.
The competition sees amateur and professional bakers from far and near compete by baking traditional Cornish pasties, or variations on the classic beef, onion, potato and turnip recipe. Competition categories are split between those who would like to make a traditional Cornish pasty, which abides by strict guidelines and is made in Cornwall, and those who want to make any other type of savoury pasty.
The Championships are backed by the Cornish Pasty Association, after it won European Union Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for the Cornish pasty last year.
Headline act, The Fisherman’s Friends, are shanty singers from Port Isaac in north Cornwall, and have been at the forefront of the UK folk music renaissance of the last decade. The acclaimed hip-hop duo Hedluv and Passman will return this year and no doubt sing a song about pasties.
Registration for the World Pasty Championships is now open, so get creative!
More info: www.edenproject.com