Gurning World Champion 2016
Welcome to the Egremont Crab Fair website. Home of the Gurning World Championships.
The 750th Egremont Crab Fair will be held on the weekend Friday 15th September 2017.
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.
2017 sees the 750th anniversary of the Egremont Crab Fair & World Gurning Championship. From the start of 2017, we will be putting on numerous events to help us raise funds for the Crab Fair. To keep updated with what's happening, go to our Contact Page where you can subscribe to receive text alerts or emails about events we are holding.
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.