Strange Games Diary

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Mappleton Bridge Jump-Mappleton,Ashbourne, Derbyshire. New Years Day

The Kirkwell Ba’ football Game – Kirkwell, Scotland. New Years Day

Tunarama – home of Tuna Tossing,Port Lincoln, South Australia.Last Weekend in January
Haxey Hood – mob football - Haxey, Lincolnshire. Twelfth Day

Ponteland Wheelbarrow Races – Ponteland, North of Newcastle. New Years Day

Great Fruitcake Toss -Manitou Springs, Colorada, US. January

Beer Barrel Chariot Racing-Llanwrtyd, Wales, January

Wolverhampton Tough Guy Race-Wolverhampton, Late January

Krispy Kreme Challenge-North Carolina State University. Late January


Pancake Racing – Olney, Buckinghamshire. Shrove Tuesday

The Jedburgh Hand Ba’ – Jedburgh, Scotland. Shrove Tuesday

Royal Ashbourne Football – Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Shrove Tuesday

Scoring the Hales – Mob Football. Alnwick, Northumberland. Shrove Tuesday

Sedgefield Ball Game – Mob Football. Sedgefield, Co. Durham. Shrove Tuesday

Atherstone Ball Game – Mob Football. Atherstone, Watrwickshire. Shrove Tuesday

Hurling the Silver Ball – St Ives, Cornwall.

Skipping Festival – Scarborough, Yorkshire. Shrove Tuesday

UK National Indoor Tug of War Championships – location varies. February

Cinchilla Melon Festival/Melon Skiing – bienniel Chinchilla, Australia. February


World Pooh Sticks Championships – Days Lock, Oxfordshire. Sunday in March

Egg Rolling - Preston, Lancashire. Easter Mondayd

Clog Cobbing – Waterfoot, Rossendale. Easter

World Marble Championship – Tinsley Green, Sussex. Good Friday

Hare Pie Scrambling & Bottle Kicking – Hallaton, Leicestershire. Easter Monday

World Coal Carrying – Gawthorpe, Yorkshire. Easter Monday

Mullet Throwing – Florida. Late April
Snowball Fighting/Yukigassen – Kemijärvi, Lapland. March/April

Llangollen Bunny Hop – Llangollen, Wales. Easter

Cricket Spitting/Cockroach Racing – Purdue University Bug Ball, US. April

Eel Throwing at Ely Eel Day – Ely, Cambridgeshire. Late April

World Ice Golf Championships– Uummannaq, Greenland. March.

Spamarama– Austin, Texas. April


Worm Charming – Blackawton, Devon. May Day Bank Holiday

Stilton Chees Rolling – Stilton, Leicestershire. May Day Bank Holiday

Cheese Rolling – Coopers Hill, Brockworth, Glos. Spring Bank Holiday

Woolsack Racing – Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Spring Bank Holiday

Sheep Grand National – Hoo Farm, Telford, Shropshire. Early May

Wagon Wheel Rolling– Black Horse Pub, Fulmer, Slough. May


Cotswold Olimpicks, Shinkicking – Chipping Campden, Glos. Early June.

World Custard Pie Throwing – Maidstone, Kent. Early June
Man versus Horse – Llanwrtytd Wells, Powys. June

Nettle Eating – Marshwood, Bridport, Dorset. Mid-June

World Worm Charming – Willaston, Cheshire. Late June/ Early July

Sandcastle Building – Woolacombe, Devon. Late June/Early July

World Egg Throwing Championships - Thorpe Latimer, Lincolnshire, Late June

British Town Criers Championship – Blakemere, Northwich. June

Cornish Wrestling – Royal Cornish Show, Wadebridge. Early June

Watermelon Seed Spitting – Watermelon Thump, Luling, Texas. Late June

UK National Outdoor Tug of War Championships – 3 Counties Show, Malvern. Mid-June

UK Swamp Soccer Championships – Dunoon, Scotland. Mid-June

Goanna Pulling – Wooli, New South Wales, Aus. June

Cartwheeling Festival - Königsallee, Düsseldorf. June

Great Knaresborough Bed Race – Knaresborough, N. Yorkshire. June


Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling - Llanwrtytd Wells, Powys. July

Pea Shooting Championships – Witcham, Cambs. July

US Stone Skipping Championships – Mackinac Island, N Michagan, US. 44th July

The Redneck games – East Dublin, georgia, US. Early July

US Cherry Pit Spitting Championships - Eau Claire, Michigan. Early July

World Marble Championships – Prague, Czech Republic. July

World Snail Racing – Congham, Norfolk . July

World Toe Wrestling Championship -Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Late July

Dwile Flunking – Lewes Arms Pub, Lewes, Sussex

Flounder Tramping– Palnackie, Scotland. Mid-July

World Swamp Soccer Championships -Hyrynsalmi, Finland. Mid July
Winkle Spitting – Mogueriec, Breton, France. Mid July.

Conger Cuddling – Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Rolling Pin & Brick Throwing - Stroud, Gloucestershire. July

Wife Carrying Championships – Sonkajärvi, Finland. Early July

The Stanga Games/Gotlandic Olympics - Gotland, Sweden. July

Darwin Beer Can Regatta- Darwin, NT, Australia. July


Brambles Cricket Match – Isle of White. August

Kubb World Championships – Gotland, Sweden. Early August

Mobile Phone Throwing – Tooting Bec, London. August

Totnes Orange Race – Totnes, Devon. August

River Football - Bourton-on-the-Water,Glocs.August Bank Holiday

Bog Snorkelling - Llanwrtytd Wells, Powys. August Bank Holiday

La giostra del maialetto - Segni, Lazio, Italy. First 2 weeks of August

International Bathtub Regatta - Dinant, Belgium, August

National Canal Jumping Contest – Netherlands. August

World Mobile Phone Throwing Contest –Savonlinna, Finland. Last week of August

World Gurning Championships – Egremont, Nr Whitehaven. Mid-August

Potato Days Festival/Potato Wrestling – Barnesville, Minnesota. Late August

Wales Open Stone Skimming – Castle Pond, Pembroke. August

International Bathtub Regatta– Dinant, Belgium. August


Birdman of Bognor – Bognor Regis, Sussex. September

British Minigolf Championships – locations vary. Mid-September
Pewsey Wheelbeero Race– Pewsey, Wiltshire. Mid-September

Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw - Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. Labour Day Weekend

World Stone Skimming Championships – Easdale Island, Argyll, Scotland. Late Spetember

Winton Outback Festival – Winton, Queensland, Aus. Last week in September

Black Pudding Throwing Championships – Ramsbottom, Nr. Bury. September

Egremont Crab Fair– Egremont, Cumbria. September

World Gravy Wrestling– Pennine Festival of Food, Darwen, Lancashire. September


World Rock Paper Scissors Championships – vary. Mid-October

Nova Scotia Pumpkin Regatta– Windsor, Nova Scotia. October

World Conker Championships – Ashton, Northamptonshire. 2nd Sunday, October

Irish Conker Championship -Freshford, Co. Kilkenny. End of October

Sherston Scrump: Mangold hurling - Sherston, Wiltshire. October

World Pea Throwing Competition – Lewes Arms Pub, Lewes, Sussex. October

Huntaway Festival /The Shemozzzle – Hunterville, Australia. Late October

High Heel Racing– Washington, US. October


Barrel Racing – Ottery St. Mary, Devon. November 5th


The Kirkwell Ba’ football Game – Kirkwell, Scotland. Christmas Day

The Great Christmas Pudding Race -Covent Garden, London. Early December

Maldon Mud Race – Maldon, Essex. Between Christmas and New Year