A messy but popular event will be back this year splat bang in the middle of the summer and we are looking for your assistance. The 50th World Custard Pie Championships will return to Coxheath near Maidstone on Saturday, June 3rd. The flan-flinging contest pitches teams of four - often in fancy dress - throwing custard pies at each other.
Teams must adhere to 13 stringent rules, which include only throwing left handed and points are awarded on the basis of where they hit opponents - the top six points goes to a direct hit squarely in the opponent's face.
The recipe for the custard has been kept a closely-guarded secret since its the contest’s inception in 1967, also in Coxheath. It is still organised by founder Mike FitzGerald. He said: "I am just as excited now about the World Custard Pie Championships as I was when we first started out on this journey some 49 years ago. This year’s fancy dress theme is Pirates.”
The event is well published and in its 50th Year. We have teams travel from all over the globe to attend the event, with a team from Japan winning last years Championship.