When: 6th October 2018, 10am – 4pm
Where: The Village Hall, Carrbridge, Highlands, Scotland PH23 3BB
£: Free to watch
What is it?
The prestigious 25th Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship will take place in the Scottish Highlands, at Carrbridge Village Hall, on Saturday 6th October.
The World Porridge Making Championship title will be awarded to the competitor producing the best traditional porridge, made from oatmeal.
The traditional porridge must be made with untreated oatmeal, not with oat flakes, and with only water and salt (so no sneaking in copious amounts of sugar). The entries will be judged on consistency, taste and colour.
The championship has become an international event with around 30 competitors expected to take part this year. Winners from porridge making competitions in America, Scandinavia and England also get to compete at the Carrbridge event. All with the aim of winning the infamous Golden Spurtle trophy.
The Golden Spurtle trophy takes its name from the Scottish kitchen utensil, the spurtle, designed for stirring porridge.
But it’s not all about plain porridge and shiny trophies. Participants with a bit of creativity can take part in the Speciality Competition, where contestants are free to add other ingredients to the porridge. This competition usually results in an array of sweet and savoury dishes.
This year, there will also be a junior contest.
Last year’s competition was won by two Swedes; Ellinor Persson taking the Golden Spurtle and Per Carlsson taking home the prize for best speciality porridge. So, who will win the title at this year’s World Porridge Making Championship?
This year’s event will begin at 10am with a pipe band parade, followed by the competition itself. Admission to watch the championships is free, and there will also be a food market and whisky tasting at this year’s event.