in Weird & Wonderful at in Bridge Inn
15 November 2012 - 15 November 2012 (TBC)
21 November 2013 - 21 November 2013 (TBC)
It's not often that you're encouraged to lie through your teeth, but for the annual Biggest Liar in the World Competition, the more far-fetched your fibs are, the better. The event is held at the Bridge Inn in Holmrook.
This unusual competition was inspired by the legendary tall tales of Victorian publican Will Ritson. Since 1974, the good people of Holmrook have honoured his memory by holding a lying competition, in order to see who can match his economy with veracity.
Previous winners' stories include a geological account of the formation of the Lake District by giant moles and tales about the fish-farming of mermaids.
The winner of the competition "may be publicly billed, advertised or referred to as The Biggest Liar in the World for as long as he or she holds the title".
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