The World Cabbage Hurling and Onion Wanging contests are a small but hilariously funny element of Holbeach Town & Country Fayre.
This year’s fayre is being held at King’s Field, Ravens Gate, Holbeach, on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21 – with the cabbage hurling and onion wanging games on the Sunday only.
The fayre is open both days from 10am to 5pm, with live entertainment provided on the Saturday evening.
This year’s popular event will bring together craft, trade and food stalls, displays of vintage tractors and associated farming equipment, classic cars, military vehicles, motorcycles, steam engines... you name it, and the organisers say it’s bound to be there.
The fayre typically holds some impressive displays in the main arena, and this year’s committee chairman Andrew French said 2015 has some fascinating exhibits lined up.
These include displays of falconry, martial arts, Spalding Marching Ambassadors, vintage tractor and car antics, a Fire brigade recovery demonstration on Sunday only and an RAF Battle of Britain memorial flight on one day of the event.
He said: “We will have the usual parade from the classic cars, lorries and motorbikes with a commentary.”
Both the cabbage and onion hurling contests are open to teams of three people aged 18 and above, and the onion wanging event is also suitable for young people aged ten to 17. All necessary equipment, such as hurling devices and vegetables, is supplied. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded at the grand final at the end of the day.
Entry is free for these events although there is an entry fee into Holbeach Town & Country Fayre itself.
Entry to the fayre is £5 for adults, £3 for children and under 5s free.