Set within the picturesque county of Northamptonshire, the World Conker Championships takes place each year on the 2nd Sunday of October, in the beautiful village of Southwick near Oundle. They are hosted in the grounds of the local pub, the Shuckburgh Arms, and supported by the villagers. The next championships take place on the 9th of October 2022 starting at 9:30 and finishing at around 16:00.
Thousands flock to the event to watch the competitors battle and to support the cause to raise money to help the visually impaired. Since they are a 'world' championship, people come from across the globe to join the experience. Be sure not to miss this year's event and get the date memorised, or in your calendar.
The World Conker Championships has a key motive that isn't always widely known. The main aim of the event since it began has been to raise money for charities that support the visually impaired. So far since 1965 they have raised £420,000 for charity, further information on the origins of the event can be found on their website.
All entry money goes to charity, to enter the competition costs £12.50 and to enter the grounds for the event costs £5-junior ticket, £10-aldult ticket and £15-family ticket.
Date: 9 October 2022
Location: Main Street, Southwick Nr Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 5BL, England
Tickets: It’s free to spectate, and you can take part for just £12.50!
More information: Learn more about the event here