5000 expected for Dorset knob throwing

Thousands are attending the annual "knob throwing" championships in Dorset.

Knobs are star of the show at Dorset food festival

Dorset knobs are hard savoury biscuits Credit: .

Thousands are attending the annual "knob throwing" competition in Dorset.

The Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival event in Cattistock involves participants tossing the hard, locally made biscuit as far as they can.

The record is currently 29.4m (96ft) set in 2012.

The savoury biscuits, made by the Moores family since 1880, have to be thrown underarm and one of the competitor's feet must remain on the ground during the toss in order for it to count. The best of three is measured and recorded.

Some of the imaginative categories and winners, from 2013 Credit: Festival website

The winner receives their winning biscuit and a plaque, while their name is added to a board in the village hall.

Other events include a knob eating contest, knob darts, knob weighing, and knob painting.

The event has been running for seven years Credit: Festival website

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