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Egremont Crab Fair & World Gurning Championship

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What is the Egremont Crab Fair & World Gurning Championship?

Every September this fun family festival takes place in Egremont, a picturesque market town in Cumbria, United Kingdom. It combines ancient and traditional activities with modern attractions in the most unusual way, attracting visitors from all over the globe.

Alongside craft stalls, an apple cart parade, dog and ferret shows, equestrian events and fair rides you can see some crazy competitions with competitors trying to climb a greased pole and the very popular 'gurning' contest where participants  try to make the most grotesque face!

Need to know

Tickets usually go on sale in June. Be sure to pay a visit to picturesque Egremont on Crab Fair day and enjoy the town's friendly atmosphere.

Did you know?

Egremont Crab Fair and Sports was established in 1267, which makes it one of the oldest fairs in the world.

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, don’t miss one of England’s most wacky events!  You can find further details by clicking on the link we've provided in the left-hand sidebar.

Coronavirus is causing a number of event cancellations; we provide event website links on each page for you to check the latest updates.

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16 September 2022


Start Date:
16 September,2022
End Date:
17 September,2022
Event Website:
United Kingdom - England

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