Bucket List: Cheese Rolling Festivals – Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Jun 23, 2009 by     No Comments    Posted under: Bucket List, Festivals

First Festival Travel have been taking cheese enthusiasts to Gloucester for over 5 years now and work closely alongside the local Cheese Rolling committee to ensure we help this historic & traditional event to keep going for many years to come.

For hundreds of years the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling has been taking place on a steep hillside in the English countryside. Initially held at midsummer, the event now takes place on May Bank Holiday Monday .

A guest roller starts the race by releasing a 7-8lb round of cheese down a treacherous slope. Competitors then hurl themselves down the slope after the cheese. The first person to arrive at the foot of the hill (usually after numerous tumbles) wins the cheese.

There are a number of races every year including a ladies race that make this event a fantastic day out.

Festival Date: Annually in May

Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Festival: Cheese Rolling Festival

http://www.firstfestivaltravel.com/cheeserolling.htm

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