When: 29th August 2016 at 1pm
Where: Rose n Bowl, Newchurch Rd, Stacksteads, Rossendale, Lancashire OL13 0UG
£: Entry to the championships is on a first-come first-served basis and competitors usually raise money for their chosen charity. Free to watch
What is it?
This bank holiday, Lancashire will host a sporting contest with a difference. The annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships will take place on Monday 29th August at the Rose n Bowl pub in Stacksteads.
The championships see contestants wrestle for two minutes in a pool full of Lancashire gravy. The competition is judged on various different moves, as well as the amount of applause from the spectators.
Each year the brave contestants battle it out to win the ‘Gravy Wrestling World Championship Trophy’, which they get to keep for one year. Competitors must wear fancy dress, and a prize is awarded for the best outfit. On the day there will be 16 male and 8 female participants competing in same-sex bouts.
Those taking part raise money for their chosen charity and the event itself aims to raise much-needed funds for East Lancashire Hospice. So why not head along to the World Gravy Wrestling Championships for some slippery and saucy entertainment?