Welcome to the Egremont Crab Fair website. Home of the Gurning World Championships.
The 750th Egremont Crab Fair was held on the weekend Friday 15th September 2017.
Adrian Zivelonghi managed to retain his crown in the World Gurning Championships, for the second year running. Adrian has been attending the Egremont Crab Fair for the past 17 years, and has helped out at the event. He has been competing in the event for 14 years, and 2016 was the first time that Adrian won the event. 2nd place was awarded to Tommy Mattinson from Aspatria, with Gordon Blacklock taking third place.
The Ladies Gurning was won by Egremont's own Claire Spedding for the third time in a row.. 2nd place going to Patina Coupe from Whitehaven and third to Catherine Everett from Philadelphia (currently living in Glasgow).
6 year old Lexie Park from Egremont took first place in the Junior Gurning Competition, followed by Lucia Monte from Newcastle in 2nd, and Georgia Lister in 3rd.
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.
The Crab Fair is run entirely by volunteers, who give up their time throughout the year to help raise funds for the main event in September. A large amount of planning goes into the Crab Fair weekend, to help make the weekend run as safely and as smoothly as possible. Without the hard work of the committee and donations from the public and local businesses, the annual Crab Fair event would no longer be a part of Egremont's heritage.
Events are being held throughout the year to raise funds for the main event in September. You can find out what is happening on our Entertainment Page.
There are a number of ways that you could help Egremont Crab Fair, such as Joining the comitteee, helping with fund raising events, helping at the main September event, or by making a donation through the 'Donate' button below. All help is greatly appreciated.
Gurning World Champion 2017
(Credit: Robert Haile / egremont2day)
The 2018 Crab fair will be held on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September 2018