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Popular Dorset Knob competition returns in virtual form for Weldmar

How many Dorset Knobs could you eat in sixty seconds?

The Dorset Knob Throwing Festival has long been a favourite fixture in the local events calendar.

Making it’s first appearance in the village of Cattistock in 2008, the festival has most recently been held in Kingston Maurward in Dorchester.

As well as the original Knob Throwing contest, each festival features games such as the Dorset Knob Eating competition, Pin The Knob On The Cerne Giant, Putt the Knob, Knob & Spoon Race, and Guess The Weight of the Giant Knob – all featuring the traditional knob biscuit, produced by Moore’s Biscuits in Morecambelake.

Now, thanks to modern technology and despite the lockdown, the Dorset Knob Eating competition is making a return on Sunday, 10th May, in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare!

Dorset Knob Throwing Festival organisers and Dorset Tea have joined forces for the event, where willing participants will be encouraged to eat as many knobs as they can in one minute – live on Facebook for everyone to see.

They are looking for 100 people to take part, in ten heats of ten people each.  Registration costs £10, with all money going to Weldmar, going directly towards the end of the life care we are still providing in the county, both out in the community and at our IPU in Dorchester.

Watch competitive Dorset Knob Eating in progress here!!


Succesful applicants will be sent complimentary Dorset Tea goodies, and a bag of Moore’s Biscuits Dorset Knobs, ready for the competition.

Find out more and register here


Our thanks to the Dorset Knob Throwing Festival and Dorset Tea for their brilliant support!

Dorset knob eating competition poster.

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