Knob Throwing returns to Cattistock – it’s official!
Updated: Jul 28
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This will come as no surprise to many since it’s been discussed for long enough but the Dorset Knob Throwing Committee has now made the official decision. The Dorset Knob Throwing and Frome Valley FoodFest (to give the event its full cumbersome title) will not take place in 2020. But it will take place in 2021 on the usual date – the first Sunday in May – and it will be back in Cattistock.
The return to Cattistock will not be without its challenges. The Committee wishes to thank Helen and Dan Newman for offering suitable parking on Manor Farm. Also, the Hunt and the Football Club for provision of the KnobFest arena. And, of course, the principal sponsor and essential provider of Dorset Knobs, David Winship of Moores Biscuits, for his continuing unflinching support. With parking looking secure road management will be an issue so we will be working with Highways and other local authorities on establishing a public road one way system on the day.
With so many stall holders and other supporters actively encouraging a return to Cattistock we are very confident of its success.
To recap, for those who may not be aware, the 2020 event was cancelled for two reasons. First, still inexplicable to us, Kingston Maurward College suddenly decided that the event no longer brought in sufficient revenue and withdrew support. Second, the changed date of the early May Bank Holiday in 2020 (to accommodate VE Day memorials) meant that other Dorset events felt compelled to change their dates meaning the KnobFest would clash with at least one other similar activity. With no obvious venue and given this potential conflict, the Committee felt that it was prudent to skip a year.