When: 30th April 2017, 10am – 4pm
Where: Kingston Maurward College, near Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PY
£: Admission costs £5 for adults and children under 12 years go free
What is it?
Enjoy a day out with a difference by heading along to the Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival on Sunday 30th April.
But, what is a Dorset Knob? Well, for the uninitiated, the Dorset Knob is a hard, dry, savoury biscuit. This little known foodstuff is currently produced by one company for a limited time of the year. Dorset Knobs are made from a bread dough which contains extra sugar and butter. They are rolled and shaped by hand before being baked three times. This makes the Dorset Knob crumbly and similar to a rusk in consistency.
For those interested in taking part in this unique event, the rules are fairly simple to follow. Each competitor is given three knobs and the aim is to throw the biscuit as far as possible. Only under arm throws are allowed and one foot must remain on the ground whilst throwing.
In addition to the Dorset Knob Throwing competition, there will be more fun knob-themed attractions including a knob and spoon race, pin the knob on the Cerne Giant, putt the knob, and knob or no knob. Other, more traditional entertainment, will also be on offer during the day, including local food, craft stalls, and live music.
Visitors will be able to sample, taste and purchase a range of foods including bread, cheese, cider, meat, game and poultry, pies, preserves, and puddings.
The event raises money for the community of Cattistock.