Stroud brick and rolling pin comp back this month

ROLL UP, ROLL UP: Get your bricks and pins ready for the annual brick and rolling pin throwing competition.
ROLL UP, ROLL UP: Get your bricks and pins ready for the annual brick and rolling pin throwing competition.

You’ll need an extra accessory when attending this year’s Stroud’s Brick and Rolling Pin competition  on Saturday, July 14.

As well as throwing rolling pins and bricks, visitors are invited to wear an Akubra-style hat in an attempt to break the current Guinness Book of World Records of the most people in one place wearing Akubra style hats.  

1912 is the year the iconic Akubra brand name was founded and is also the number of people Stroud will be aiming to beat, to knock out Kempsey’s record from 2012.

Not a bare head will be in sight, at this year’s exciting addition to the annual competition held at the Stroud Showground.

In 1960 the towns of Stroud in the UK and the USA, both brick-making towns, held the first bricking-throwing contest.

With Australia and Canada joining in 1961, and in 1962 Australia suggested including a women’s rolling pin contest. 

NSW’s Stroud is now the only town still running the competition.

Bricks, rolling pins and rubber chickens will be flung across the historic town Hunter Strongman and current Australian Champion Brick Thrower, Kurt Livens will return to the 2018 event to defend his title. 

Entries for all categories of the competitions open after the official opening at 11.30am.

The world record attempt will be at 12.30pm.

Fairfax has four family passes to the fun event to give away to readers.

Simply fill in the form below before  5pm, July 9.