The oaty cook-off draws foodies from across the globe to compete for the coveted Golden Spurtle trophy and title of 'World Porridge Making Champion.' Join the audience and watch as they go head to head with their traditional and speciality dishes.
Organised by Carrbridge Community Council and sponsored by Hamlyn’s of Scotland - proceedings begin at the famous 18th century packhorse bridge that gives the village its name, with the Pipe Band Parade through the village. Visitors are encouraged to join in and wave a flag in support of their favourite competing country. The main event takes place in the village hall with competitors battling it out, “Bake Off” style, to create their very best porridge using just three ingredients - oatmeal, water and salt while guests can watch the challenge both in the hall and the purpose built marquee, with commentary from MC and radio broadcaster Richard Jones.
In addition to the traditional porridge, there is also a speciality category for oatmeal combined with any other ingredients to celebrate the versatility of oats.
This year, to celebrate VisitScotland’s Year of Young People 2018, there will be a junior heat.
Once the cooking has finished, guests will also have the chance to sample the entries and chat to the contestants. The winner will be announced at 3.45pm and while judges make their decision there is plenty to keep visitors entertained with a bar in the marquee. There will also be whisky tasting, a local food market hosted by the Inverness Food Assembly, a raffle of local goodies and the chance to buy your own hand-turned Spurtle, specially commissioned recipe books and commemorative tea towels.
We guarantee you leave inspired to be a little more adventurous with your morning bowl.