Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out about upcoming events?
How do I enter the World Gurning Championship?
Entries are taken on the night. There's no pre-entry. Be at Egremont Market Hall in plenty of time, say half an hour before the competition is due to start. See the schedule published on this web site for details. Keep an eye on the screen near the stage, and when it says that entries are being taken for the particular competition you're interested in (junior, ladies or mens) go the the entries table in the hall and complete a few details on the entries slip. Then wait for the announcer to call you up onto the stage.
How do I enter the sporting events and evening events?
Just turn up. There's no pre-entry. Make sure you're there in plenty of time to avoid disappointment. The schedule will be published on this website.
I have a vintage/classic vehicle. How do I enter it?
Call Hazel McLaughlin on 07871 415700 and ask her to send you an entry form.
I have a stall. How do I apply for a position on the Sports Field?
Call the Field Manager Nick Jeffery on 07735 608003, or complete This Form. We don't normally start taking applications until after the Annual General Meeting at the end of February.
I have a stall. How do I apply for a position on the Main Street?
Call the Street Manager Callum Scott on 07519 413231 or complete This Form. We don't normally start taking applications until after the Annual General Meeting at the end of February.
I would like to enter one or more of the equestrian events. Who do I contact?
Carol Cockelty on 01946 812984.
How do I get to the Sports Field?
If you're using a SatNav, enter the post code CA22 2NG as your destination. This will take you to the Sports Field bottom gate which is the pedestrian entrance. Vehicles should continue up the hill to the top gate where there's a free car park. For those without SatNav, Egremont is on the A595 about 4 miles south of Whitehaven and about 40 miles north of Barrow in Furness. From the Main Street turn at the war memorial and follow the signs. Click Here for map.
Please contact Callum Scott (07519 413231) or Steve Foster (07703 177987) with queries relating to media.