Bun Throwing Championships to find town's best thrower to be held in May.
Ahead of the Royal Bun Throwing to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday, Abingdon-on-Thames will be hosting the second-ever World Bun Throwing Championships to find the town's best bun thrower.
Prospective throwers can chance their arm in the Bun Throwing contest on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May.
The winner will take their place alongside the town's Mayor and other dignitaries when they stand atop the County Hall Museum on Saturday 11th June as they throw 6,000 buns to the crowds below.
|The crowd looks on as I throw a currant bun at the first-ever Abingdon World Bun Throwing Championship back in 2012|
The 2016 bun throwing in June will be the 34th since the tradition began in 1761.
On special occasions since then townsfolk have gathered in the marketplace in front of the old county hall in attempt to catch a special hot cross bun. The first event was held to celebrate the coronation of King George III.
Related blog posts:
- Abingdon Bun Throwing in 2016 (includes timeline of events 1761-2012)
- Bun throwing in Abingdon in 2016
- Competing in the first-ever World Bun Throwing Championships in Abingdon-on-Thames
Check out the Abingdon Blog for a report and photos of the recent World Bun Throwing Championships held in the town.
The contest was the second edition of the event to find the town's best Bun Throwers. The winners are invited to join the Mayor and other dignitaries to throw buns to the townsfolk in the Market Place below at the next Bun Throwing on Saturday 11th June.
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