When: 28th August 2017, at 1pm
Where: Rose n Bowl, Newchurch Rd, Stacksteads, Rossendale, Lancashire OL13 0UG
£: Admission costs £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children. People who would like to take part should register online in advance
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 28th August at the Rose n Bowl pub in Stacksteads.
The championships will 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.
As well as the wrestling, there will be face painting, a bouncy castle, stalls, and plenty of food and drink.
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?