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Hand holding Cornish pasty at Eden Project

World Pasty Championships 2022

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, we're looking forward to celebrating Cornwall's favourite food when the World Pasty Championships return for the 10th anniversary, taking place this year on St Piran's Day.

Our World Pasty Championships take place in the day and are free to attend within normal admission. Please note that booking remains essential, including those with valid Membership, Locals' Passes or Annual Passes. 


We're looking forward to an all-star line-up of music and comedy and a fabulous showcase of baking skills for the World Pasty Championships on 5 March 2022.

Programme for the day

About the event

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Here at the Eden Project, we're extremely lucky to call Cornwall our home, and our World Pasty Championships – which are supported by the Cornish Pasty Association – are a fantastic opportunity for a good old Cornish shindig, with pasties galore and live music and entertainment from local bands.

We invite pasty makers across Cornwall, the UK and the world to enter the competition and take part in the county's beloved bake-off.

This event is open to both amateur and professional bakers, and every pasty entered will be judged, so we need to advise that there will be a limit on numbers. 

Read the full terms and conditions.

Competition categories

There are eight categories in the Championships with the opportunity to enter a traditional Cornish pasty or an alternative savoury pasty:

  1. Cornish Pasty – Company
  2. Cornish Pasty – Professional
  3. Cornish Pasty – Amateur
  4. Cornish Pasty Junior (15 and under)
  5. Open Savoury – Company
  6. Open Savoury - Professional
  7. Open Savoury – Amateur
  8. Open Savoury - Junior (15 and under)

In 1993, The European Union (EU) created a Europe-wide framework for GIs and in 2011 the Cornish Pasty was (and still is) registered under that scheme with Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. 

The UK now has its own scheme, which mirrors the EU scheme, and gives continuing protection to the Cornish Pasty within Great Britain now that we have left the EU.  

The schemes are important because they aim to sustain regional food products and rural economies that can become vulnerable as regional markets move into national and international supply chains.

Read the full terms and conditions.

How to enter

How to make a Cornish pasty