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Kingston Maurward


The Dorset Knob Throwing and Frome Valley Food Festival will not take place in 2018 but will return in 2019. There are a number of reasons for this yearís cancellation.  We have a relatively new organising committee.  There is an enormous amount of work involved in running the event and we wanted to be absolutely sure that we had the expertise and experience necessary.  There was also some discussion about whether, after 10 years, the event had run its course.  This was very clearly answered for us by the immense support we have received from the public and Dorset food traders since announcing the 2018 cancellation.  Everyone seems to love it so we will go ahead in 2019 and are hugely looking forward to it.  The Dorset Knob Throwing is a zany, quintessentially British event which has caught the public imagination. Itís great fun and will be back.  We have outgrown the village of Cattistock where the event started and have moved to Kingston Maurward College.  With the College as a partner and Moores Biscuits as our principal sponsor and supplier of Dorset Knobs we are hugely looking forward to the future.  

Moores, creators of the famous Dorset Knob, along with Dorset Tea and Dorset Food & Drink partnership all assist us in supporting the unique Dorset event.

  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.

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. 

The aim of the festival is to raise much needed funds for Cattistock Cricket Club, Maiden Newton & Cattistock Football Club, Savill Hall and the Community PLayspace and other local organisations and services.

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