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World Gravy Wrestling Championships

Venue: Rose & Bowl, Stacksteads

Without a doubt this is one of the World’s craziest culinary competitions!

Willing competitors must wrestle in the gravy for 2 minutes whilst being scored for audience applause and various different moves. In the top ten of the weirdest sports and pastimes, the World Gravy Wrestling Championships return to Rossendale this year.

Hundreds will gather at the Rose ‘n’ Bowl, Stacksteads to watch competitors get down and dirty in a pool of Lancashire gravy.

Participants are being urged to come forward for the wresting match with a difference. The 'steaks' are high as both ladies and men are needed to sign up to battle it out in the brown stuff to become king and queen of the gravy, but don't worry, they're 'Bisto' friends really!

Contestants try and defeat their opponent in a 2 minute long grapple in the gravy. Points are awarded for fancy dress, comedy effect and entertainment value for the hundreds of visitors who attend.

The ‘Gravy Bucket Challenge’ returns by popular demand this year. Willing candidates will make a donation to East Lancashire Hospice to have themselves, or a nominated friend to take up the challenge of a bucket full of chilly, gloopy gravy tipped over them in view of the whole crowd.

As an extra bonus this year’s revellers will be in with a chance of winning £1,000 cash in the East Lancashire Hospice’s Summer raffle which will be drawn on the day.

The World Gravy Wrestling Championship is a fun event that aims to raise money for charity and is a great family day out with face painting, sweet treats stalls, raffle, a bouncy castle and fine food and drink being served all day.

Entry to the event is £2 per adult and £1 per child with all proceeds going to East Lancashire Hospice. Participants are encouraged to raise funds for their chosen charity by gaining sponsorship to take part. The fun happens on Monday 31 August from 1pm. Doors open 12 noon.               

For further details contact Sara Brown (01706 231029) or Jon Lowe (01706 879555) of the World Gravy Wrestling Organisation or email info@­wor­ldgra­vyw­res­tli­ng.­com