We are getting ready for the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project next Saturday 5 March and it’s St Piran’s Day!

There will be a whole host of pasty related fun throughout the day. We will be hosting three sessions where children under 12 will make their own pasties under the expert tuition of a professional pasty maker.

There will be a masterclass from Brian Jones of flour millers Allied Mills, demonstrating the science and skills of perfect pastry making. Plus, Portreath Bakery will host the Grain Chain, featuring different grains, flour and milling.

Trewithen Dairy will also be there to show how to make that other Cornish delicacy, clotted cream.

‘Crimping for All’ invites visitors to walk up and learn the secrets of sealing a pasty the Cornish way from some of the top crimpers in the world.

We will of course be on hand all day to answer any pasty-related questions and give advice from within the industry.

Alongside the charity and pasty-themed activity, the entertainment programme running through the day is the event’s strongest yet.

Legendary shanty singers Fisherman’s Friends, top comic Kernow King, folk star Seth Lakeman, Redruth rappers Hedluv and Passman and concertina maestro Geoff Lakeman are among the star performers.

The entertainment will close with a rousing rendition of Trelawny from the Fisherman’s Friends in advance of the Trelawny Shout singing of the Cornwall anthem in many places later in the evening.

The day ends with the eagerly-awaited ‘Oggy Oscar ceremony’, where the winners in the pasty-making categories are announced and a special award is made to the World Pasty Ambassador.

The event is also an established way of showcasing the work of charities and good causes. Eden, in partnership with the Cornwall Community Foundation, has invited Recycle and Renewing, The Cornwall Faith Forum, Creation Fest, Soroptimist International of St Austell & District, Wadebridge Foodbank & StoreHouse, Flashlight St. Ives, Cornwall Rural Community Charity, Cornwall Women’s Refuge Trust and SEEDS to attend the day and raise awareness of their good work.

Entries are still invited for traditional and non-traditional pasty-makers, professional and amateur, with registration open until midday on March 4th.

Go back to our page for entry details: CLICK HERE