Traditional, Eccentric & British

13October

World Conker Championships

Northamptonshire | 13 October 19

WANT TO BE A WORLD CONKER CHAMPION?

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02August
04August

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

North Yorkshire | 02 August 19

Tractor pulling, Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors & Much More

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20September
21September

Egremont Crab Fair and World Gurning Championships

Cumbria | 20 September 19

Home of the Gurning World Championships.

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07September
08September

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Norfolk | 07 September 19

A fantastic free two-day event found on historic South Quay

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24August
25August

Saddleworth Rushcart Weekend

Greater Manchester | 24 August 19

Various Villages, Saddleworth, OLDHAM, Lancashire, OL3 6LW

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31March
29September

Gnome Magic

Essex | 31 March 19

With over 800 gnomes and friends, in woodlands.

03May

MALDON MUD RACE 2020

Essex | 03 May 20

Come along for the World Famous Maldon Mud Race

25August

The Ackworth Pram Race 2019

South Yorkshire | 25 August 19

Carr Bridge Playing fields at 1pm.

29May

Oak Apple Day

United Kingdom | 29 May 20

Nationally recognised with events on around the Country

26December

Boxing Day "Walk in to the Sea"

Devon | 26 December 19

THE WALK IN THE SEA IS ALWAYS HELD AT 12.00 AM ON BOXING DAY.

27July

World Nettle Eating Championships 2019

Dorset | 27 July 19

Held at The Bottle Inn, Marshwood, Dorset.

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07September
08September

Malpas Yesteryear Rally 2019

Cheshire East | 07 September 19

The first Malpas Yesteryear Rally was held in 1972

29February

The 13th UK Wife Carrying Race

Surrey | 29 February 20

Carry your wife like a Viking raider

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24August
26August

Milton Keynes Bank Holiday Floating Market

Buckinghamshire | 24 August 19

Come along and support the Roving Canal Traders

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28September
29September

Morecambe & Vice crime writing Festival 2019

Cumbria | 28 September 19

'Bring Me Sunshine' 

25February

St Columb Silver Ball Hurling

Cornwall | 25 February 20

Usually starts about 4.30pm near the Market Square

25February

Shrovetide Fair & Pancake Toss

Staffordshire | 25 February 20

Held on Shrove Tuesday at noon on the Market Square and in Bore Street.

25February

Scarborough Skipping Day 2020

North Yorkshire | 25 February 20

This year its Tuesday, 25 February at South Bay from 12 noon.

25August

World Pier Crabbing Championships 2019

Norfolk | 25 August 19

Join us for another fun family day on August bank holiday Sunday

25March

Tichborne Dole

Hampshire | 25 March 20

A traditional English festival of charity

07March

St Piran's Festival Redruth

Cornwall | 07 March 20

Saturday 7th March 2020 - All free!

05March

St Piran's Day

Cornwall | 05 March 20

County wide celebration

01March

Lanark Whuppity Scoorie

Clydesdale | 01 March 20

Enjoy this Scottish tradition.

01March

St Davids Day Parade in Cardiff 2020

Glamorganshire | 01 March 20

A traditional celebration of all things welsh starts 12.30pm

26February

Fastern E'en Ba'

Scottish Borders | 26 February 20

A festival in Scotland, held on the Tuesday before Lent

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19February
23February

Bishops Castle Arts Festival

shropshire | 19 February 20

Set in the Shropshire Hills town of Bishop’s Castle

08September

World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

Lancashire | 08 September 19

An annual competition that sees Black Puddings being thrown at Yorkshire Puddings!

31October

Celtic Samhain at the Scottish Crannog Centre 2019

Perthshire | 31 October 19

7 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

06October

Steam @ Alford

Aberdeenshire | 06 October 19

Steam @ Alford, organised by Grampian Transport Museum

06January

Bodmin Wassail

Cornwall | 06 January 20

An ancient custom first recorded in Bodmin in 1624

01January

Mapleton Raft Race and Bridge Jump

Derbyshire | 01 January 20

Come and watch the brave hearted on the annual New years day bridge jump

01January

Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race

tyne and wear | 01 January 20

Celebrate New Years Day with this unusual event in the North East

06January

Haxey Hood

Lincolnshire | 06 January 20

From the Duke William pub to the Church When

17January

Carhampton Community Wassail

Somerset | 17 January 20

“Wassailing has been celebrated in Carhapmton for 150 years…

25January

Burns Night

scotland | 25 January 20

Annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25.

05November

Skinningrove Bonfire

North Yorkshire | 05 November 19

A spectacular traditional Bonfire event with a twist.

05November

Shebbear Turning the Devils Stone

Devon | 05 November 19

The unusual annual turning of the Devils Rock .

10November

Sodbury Slog 2019

Gloucestershire | 10 November 19

Organised by Bitton Road Runners, the Sodbury Slog is not for the faint-hearted.

05November

Lewes Bonfire Night

East Sussex | 05 November 19

A Yearly firework celebration with a difference

11November

Ryton on Dunsmore Wroth Silver

Warwickshire | 11 November 19

One of Britain's ancient tax gathering ceremonies

11November

Fenny Stratford Firing the Fenny Poppers

Buckinghamshire | 11 November 19

A historical yearly event with lots of noise.

31December

Edingburgh Hogmanay 2019

midlothian | 31 December 19

Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the world's greatest New Years celebration

31December

Flamborough Fire Festival

East Riding of Yorkshire | 31 December 19

VIKING LONGSHIP BURNING ON SEA OF FLAMES!

26December

St Ives Boxing Day Swim 2019

Cornwall | 26 December 19

Brave the Boxing Day weather

25December

Bude SLSC Mike Moyle Christmas Day Swim 2019

Cornwall | 25 December 19

December 25 @ 11:00 am at Crooklets beach

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06December
08December

Fowey Christmas Market 2019

Cornwall | 06 December 19

One of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events

02February

Clown Service in memory of the British clown Joseph Grimaldi

Greater London | 02 February 20

Usually starts at 3pm at Haggerston's All Saints Church (but please check)

25December

Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim 2019

Norfolk | 25 December 19

From 10:30-12:00 at central promenade

25December

Weymouth & Portland Lions Club 2018

Dorset | 25 December 19

Christmas day swim

26December

Sidmouth Boxing Day Swim 2019

Devon | 26 December 19

Get ready for a cold sea Swim!

26December

Marshfield Paper Boys

Gloucestershire | 26 December 19

A Gloucestershire traditition for Boxing Day

26December

The Little Haven Beach, South Shields Boxing Day Dip

tyne and wear | 26 December 20

11am and the dip will take place at 12pm on the Littlehaven Beach.

26December

ROTARY CLUB OF REDCAR BOXING DAY DIP 2019

North Yorkshire | 26 December 19

Every penny raised by the dippers they sent to their chosen charity.

26December

Bibury Duck Race 2019

Gloucestershire | 26 December 19

The race usually starts at 11am

25January

Chinese New Year,

United Kingdom | 25 January 20

2020 is the year of the Rat

31December

Stonehaven Fireballs 2019

Aberdeenshire | 31 December 19

A New Years Eve Celebration with Fire Balls

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06September
08September

Redruth International Mining & Pasty Festival

Cornwall | 06 September 19

PASTY DAY: SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2019 REDRUTH FUN DAY : SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2019

26December

Matlock Raft Race 2019

Derbyshire | 26 December 19

An annual charitable event in Matlock, Derbyshire on Boxing Day

26December

Grenoside Sword Dance

South Yorkshire | 26 December 19

Traditional sword dancing on Boxing day at 11am outside The Old Harrow Inn

26December

Ludlow Tug of War 2019

shropshire | 26 December 19

a 'tug of war' contest is held between The Feathers and the Bull across Corve Street.

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26December
24December

Pragham Pram Race

West Sussex | 26 December 19

The Oldest Boxing day pram race in the World

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25December
01January

Uppies and Doonies Ba game

Orkney | 25 December 19

Join a traditional festive mass game of football

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01January
01January

Barry Island New Year Day Dip 2020

Glamorganshire | 01 January 19

Annual new year day swim on 1st January

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25February
26February

Ashbourne Shrovetide Football 2020

Derbyshire | 25 February 20

16-hour football match that has been taking place since the 17th century

26December

Waltham cross Bakers and Sweeps

Hertfordshire | 26 December 19

The bakers & Sweeps have been raising money for local charities since 1908

26December

Llandudno Boxing Day Swim 2019

north wales | 26 December 19

Held at the sea front 26th December 2019

31December

Mountain Ash Nos Galan Road Race 2019

south wales | 31 December 19

An traditional annual five-kilometre run on New Years Eve

31December

Hop-tu-Naa

Isle of Mann | 31 December 19

A Celtic festival celebrated in the Isle of Man on 31 October.

31December

Newburgh Oddfellows Parade 2019

scotland | 31 December 19

A New Years Eve Procession with a twist to support charity

26December

Handsworth Sword Dance

South Yorkshire | 26 December 19

A traditional dance is Longsword, also known as ‘Hilt and Point’ held on Boxing day

31December

Barlaston New Years Eve Celebration

Staffordshire | 31 December 19

Celebrate the past with a walk through the village and a mumming play

31December

Comrie’s Famous Flambeaux Event

Perthshire | 31 December 19

A traditional Scottish Hogmanay

07December

Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas 2019

Devon | 07 December 19

7th December at 09:00–18:00

01December

Otley Victorian Fayre 2019

West Yorkshire | 01 December 19

The 34th Otley Victorian Fayre in Yorkshire

26December

Fisherman and Fireman Football Match and Raft Race

North Yorkshire | 26 December 19

Comic football match and crazy raft race

26December

Greatham Annual Sword Dance

County of Durham | 26 December 19

Come and enjoy Greatham sword and dance

26December

Barrel Rolling in Grantchester

Cambridgeshire | 26 December 19

The Traditional Boxing Day Grantchester Barrel Rolling

26December

Flamborough Sword Dance

North Yorkshire | 26 December 19

A traditional Yorkshire Sword Dance

26December

Boxing Day Swim, West Bay AKA The West Bay Wallow

Bridgend | 26 December 19

Bridport Round Table will be collecting donations towards local charities on the day.

26December

The Cutty Wren Ceremony Middleton (Suffolk)

Suffolk | 26 December 19

An ancient procession involving a procession and dancing

25December

Porthcawl Christmas Day Swim 2019

Mid Glamorgan | 25 December 19

Swim for charity on 25th December Register at 1030

01January

Abersoch RNLI New Years Day Swim 2020

Gwnyedd | 01 January 20

Abersoch RNLI Sponsored New Year's Day Dip

03November

2019 TOWA Indoor Tug of War

West Midlands | 03 November 19

COME ALONG AND TAKE PART IN THE 2019 INDOOR TUG OF WAR

24December

Tolling the Devils Knell in Dewsbury

West Yorkshire | 24 December 19

A festive christmas eve service with a difference

24December

Richmond Poor Old Hoss

North Yorkshire | 24 December 19

A Festive quaint event

24December

Axmouth Burning the Ashen Faggot

Devon | 24 December 19

A quaint event that dates back hundreds of years

23December

Tom Bawcock Eve (Mousehole)

Cornwall | 23 December 19

A quaint traditional celebration of a Cornish villager.

21December

Penzance Montol Festival

Cornwall | 21 December 19

A cornish mid winter celebration

21December

Burning the clocks

East Sussex | 21 December 19

A carnival procession to celebrate the start of the winter solstice

19September

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

United Kingdom | 19 September 19

A day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.

11January

World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing

Powys | 11 January 20

Tough race for Mountain Bikers and those interested in Romans.

05November

Ottery St Mary Flaming Tar Barrels

Devon | 05 November 19

An annual event where tar barrels are lit and raced through a Devon town.

31October

Edinburgh Samhuinn Fire Festival

midlothian | 31 October 19

A Celtic Scottish fire festival

07October

Twyford Lost in the Dark Bells

Hampshire | 07 October 19

An annual local tradition to commemoration a local historic event

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28July
03August

Lauder Common Riding

Scottish Borders | 28 July 19

One of the original Border Common Ridings

18January

Chepstow Wassail and Mari Lwyd 2020

Monmouthshire | 18 January 20

A traditional musical event on the English and Welsh border

08September

Elver Eating World Championships

Gloucestershire | 08 September 19

Hold onto your hats (and stomachs) as the annual Elver Eating Championships returns

29September

Rushbearing Ceremonies in Urswick

Cumbria | 29 September 19

Sunday nearest St Michael’s day (Sep 29th)

03August

Rushbearing Ceremonies in Grasmere

| 03 August 19

Formerly Saturday nearest St Oswald’s day (5th August). In 2018 it was 14 July

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14September
15September

Scottish Battlefields: BATTLE OF DUNBAR (1650)

East Lothian | 14 September 19

A new voice for Scotland's battlefields

24August

Rude Health Bog Triathlon

Powys | 24 August 19

The most unusual in the Triathlon calendar. Race start time is 11am.

14September

24th Newent Onion Fayre

Gloucestershire | 14 September 19

Starts 10am Don't miss the grand parade at 10:45!

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17August
18August

Lytham 1940s Wartime Weekend

Lancashire | 17 August 19

Takes place on 17th & 18th 2019 on Lytham Green

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17August
18August

1940s Weekend Ramsey

Cambridgeshire | 17 August 19

Back by popular demand, the absolutely fabulous Sticky Wicket Swing Orchestra

23August

Sandwich Bartlemas Bun Run

Kent | 23 August 19

A religious feast and fun run for all the family

25August

World Bogsnorkelling Championships 2019

Powys | 25 August 19

A real World title available , challenging but fun. Follow signs from Llanwrtyd Wells Town Centre

09September

Flodden commemoration

Northumberland | 09 September 19

A commemorative event to recognise lives lost in a battle in Northumberland

02October

Braughing old mans day.

Hertfordshire | 02 October 19

An annual event to celebrate a local historical event

21September

Bishop's Castle, Shropshire Michaelmas Fair

shropshire | 21 September 19

There's always plenty going on in the streets of Bishop's Castle at Michaelmas

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01January
01January

Otley New Years Day Swim

West Yorkshire | 01 January 19

Start the New Year with a dip in the river Wharfe

21October

Apple Day

United Kingdom | 21 October 19

Apple Day was first held on 21 October 1990.

01August

Lammas

Inner London | 01 August 19

A christian celebration

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27July
28July

Burford Antiques Fair

West Oxfordshire | 27 July 19

40 stands of quality Antiques & Fine Art

26August

World Gravy Wrestling Championships 2019

Lancashire | 26 August 19

Without a doubt this is one of the World’s craziest culinary competitions

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06July
06September

48th World Tin Baths Championships

Isle of Mann | 06 July 19

Fun Starts 14:00hrs

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12August
12August

Mary Gibson's Mausoleum Inspection

West Sussex | 12 August 18

A historical event held 12th August for nearly 200 years

01August

Yorkshire Day

North Yorkshire | 01 August 19

A yearly event to celebrate and recognize the boundaries of Yorkshire.

26August

Bourton on the Water Football in the River Match

Gloucestershire | 26 August 19

Bourton-on-the-Water Football in the River 2018 kicks off on August 27th 2018

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05August
09August

Coldstream Civic Week

Scottish Borders | 05 August 19

The Coldstream Civic Week 2019 will be taking place on 5th to 9th August 2019.

02November

Harwich Sausage Festival

Essex | 02 November 19

Witness the medieval* spectacle of sausage throwing

25July

Ebernoe Horn Fair

West Sussex | 25 July 19

An annual tradition, revived in 1864, held annually on Saint James's Day,

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05August
11August

Robin Hood Festival 2019

Nottinghamshire | 05 August 19

Monday 5 to Sunday 11 August 2019 Sherwood Forest

18October

Cravat Day

Essex | 18 October 19

Wear Your Cravat With Pride and Celebrate the Great British Pub

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07January
22December

Roman Tours

Cheshire West and Chester | 07 January 19

Daily walking tours of Roman Chester with an authentic Roman Soldier

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20January
15December

PALM SUNDAY ARCHERS – 2019 Shoots

North Yorkshire | 20 January 19

Dates through out the year!

31December

Allendale Tar Barrels

Northumberland | 31 December 19

A lively midnight procession and celebration

06January

Guildford Twelfth Night Wassail

Surrey | 06 January 20

A celebration of Twelfth night in Guilford

12October

26th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championships 2019

Scottish Highlands | 12 October 19

Saturday 12th October 2019 from 10am—4pm.