Egremont Crab Fair & Sports Homepage

                               & SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2015


       2013 world championship gurning winner Tommy Mattinson (centre) with runners up Adrian from
            Coventry (left) and Alan "Happy" Hornell (right).  Photograph courtesy of Mike McKenzie.

Egremont Crab Fair and Sports was established in 1267, which makes it one of the oldest fairs in the world. It combines ancient and traditional events with modern attractions in a unique way, attracting visitors from all over the world. Events start in the early morning and continue into the late evening. We hope you enjoy our website, which will be updated regularly so please come back again and again. Why not pay a visit to picturesque Egremont on Crab Fair day and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, catch an apple during the parade of the apple cart, watch or take part in the sports, marvel at the entertainers and displays, then witness the world's finest gurners in action in the evening.
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In 2002 the BBC's Michaela Strachan came to the Crab Fair to record an article for Countryfile. She entered the ladies' gurning competition for a bit of fun and won it! The photo shows her with the men's winner Tommy Mattinson.