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York Maze is celebrating Yorkshire Day on Saturday 1 August with its annual Yorkshire Pudding tossing competition and Straw Bale race.

Says Tom Pearcy from York Maze, “The Straw Bale Race has become a Yorkshire Day tradition at York Maze. The aim of the contest is to roll a giant round bale of straw along a 50m course. We are also staging a Yorkshire pudding tossing competition at 1pm where someone will be crowned Yorkshire Pudding throwing champion. Yorkshire Puddings will be on the menu too, filled with delicious locally produced Yorkshire sausages and onion gravy.”

The Yorkshire pudding tossing competition will be held at 1pm, where the winner of the biggest throw will receive a crown made from Yorkshire Pudding.

Straw Bale racing takes place at York Maze throughout the day. There will be prizes for the fastest straw bale roll of the day with special categories for children.


Editors Notes

York Maze covers 15 acres (8 football pitches) in size and is thought to be one of the biggest mazes in the world. This year’s design is a tribute to 50 years of Thunderbirds. The giant Thunderbird 2 carved in the maize is 350m (1150ft) long and is believed to be the biggest Thunderbird 2 ever created.

York Maze Elvington Lane (B1228), York, YO19 5LT, just off the A1079 Hull Road. Open daily from Saturday 11 July to Monday 7 September from 10am to 6.30pm (last admission 4.30pm). 2015 on the door admission prices: Adult £13.50, Senior £13.00, Children (3-15) £12.50, Under 3s Free, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £50.00. Book online in advance and save £1 per person or £5 off a family ticket. Free parking. Telephone: 01904 607341,

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