Enjoy a day out with a difference by heading along to the Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival this weekend.
But what is a Dorset Knob? Well, for the uninitiated, the Dorset Knob is a hard, dry, savoury biscuit. 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, knob darts, guess the weight of the big knob and knob eating.
Other, more traditional entertainment, will also be on offer during the day, including the Frome Valley Food Fest. 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.
When: 5th May 2019, 10am – 4pm
Where: Kingston Maurward, near Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8PY
£: Admission costs £5. Children under 14 years go free
More info: www.dorsetknobthrowing.com