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 The  Dorset Knob Throwing & Frome Valley Food Festival

Thank you to everyone who
came to our event this Year

Knob Throwing Distance Gents was Dave Morrison with a distance of 19.65m
Lady was Emma Canning with a distance of 17.05m
Under 12 was Sam Hargreaves with a distance of 14.50m

Knob Eating Champion was Andy Unwin who eat 9 knobs in minute.

Moores, creators of the famous Dorset Knob, along with Dorset Tea, Dorset Food & Drink and the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) partnership all assist us in supporting this unique Dorset event.

The Festival will run from 10am until 4.00pm. Admission Prices £4 per adult under 12’s free. 
  Beside Knob Throwing there will be additional fun knob attractions including Knob Eating, Knob Painting, a Knob & Spoon Race, Guess the weight of the Big Knob, Knob Darts and a Knob Pyramid.  and other more traditional entertainment will be laid on to make this a really enjoyable day out with a difference.

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The Frome Valley Food Fest will run along side the Knob Throwing. There will be a the opportunity to sample, taste and purchase a fine range of foods including breads, cheeses, ciders, meats game & poultry, pies, preserves, and puddings in addition to chocolate, coffee and wine supplied by well respected local businesses. 

Last year, the event attracted around 5000 visitors with 50 local food producers taking stands. The response from these suppliers, participants in the Knob throwing, and visitors has been overwhelming and we are confident that even more people will take the opportunity to sample and taste some of the finest foods produced in the UK all available locally.

Cattistock lies midway between Dorchester and Yeovil and the event will be held in the centre of this picturesque village. (Link to map) The aim is to raise much needed funds for 4 village organisations (the Cricket Club, the Football Club, the Playing Fields and the Savill Hall) who are coming together to organise the event. 

Dog Policy – We generally welcome dogs. However in the interest of hygiene dogs (except guide dogs and ‘hearing’ dogs for the deaf) will not be permitted in the food Marquee. They will be permitted elsewhere on a lead and accompanied by responsible owners who clean up after their pooch! A ‘DOG BAR’ with water for the dogs is also being provided. On no account should a dog be left unattended in a car.

or call Kathaine Wright on 
07584 255460
For Stall holders information & to request a booking form

General enquiries please contact
 Nigel or Shelley Collins on 01300 320404
mobile 07967 939631 or 07967 900130

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Dorset Knob Throwing Sunday 3rd May 2015 – Prize Winners 


Winners Name



Jonathan Harper

1st Prize – scored 55 points


Nick Gagen

2nd Prize (D)

Knob Darts

David Oglesby

Highest Score - 112

Knob Pyramid

Daniel Powne

Highest Score – 12

Putt the Knob

Zach Chantler

220 –Highest Score

Spot the Knob

Alfie Manley

L13 spot on (D)

No. of Knobs in the jar

Darren Knowles

Guessed 217. Actual number – 218. (D)

Knob Archery

Sam Ingram

22 (D)

Guess the Weight of the Big Knob

Simon Meyers

Actual Weight – 2710g (5lb 15½oz.)? Guess 2700g

Pin the Knob on the Cerne Giant

Paul Parker (D)

 E3 spot on (D)

Knob Walking

Ben Towl

2nd place scored 19 & awarded a consolation prize. Highest Score was 24 but unfortunately the contestant did not leave their contact details J

(D) = drawn from hat where one or more contestant has the same score. 


R = Record


Knob Throwing – Gent

Gent Patrick Lisoire


Knob Throwing – Lady

Alice Cowen


Knob Throwing – under 12

Jack Courtier-Dutton


Knob Eating

Daryl Poore

6 Knobs

No records broken this year unfortunately




Record winners


Knob Throwing – Dave Phillips

29.4m (R)  2012

Knob Throwing – Kelda McNeill 26.45 (R)   2012
Knob Throwing – under 12 Max Nuttall 22.55 (R)  2012
Knob Eating - Stuart Lambert 14 Knobs (R) 2012

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All Photos © Rupert Cake and Chris Ould