LOOKING for something different to try this week? Here are five of the best things going on in Bury sure to keep the whole family entertained.

Pudding throwing contest is back

LANCASHIRE and Yorkshire will clash again in the age old grudge match as the annual world black pudding throwing championship returns for another round.

Battle will commence outside the Oaks pub in Ramsbottom from 12pm on September 8 when keen eyed and steady armed competitors will once again fight it out for the crown by knocking a stack of Yorkshire puddings from atop a 20-foot-high plinth using Bury’s finest culinary creation.

The competition dates back to the 1980s and draws huge crowds every year anxious to see which of the ancient rivals ­— Red Rose or White Rose ­— will come out on top.

Engines roaring at classic car rally

GET ready for some high speed action as a classic car rally returns to the East Lancashire Railway.

Bury’s only museum based car exhibition will be back in pole position on September 8 and will feature a a host of iconic, historic and eye-catching cars dating from some of the most illustrious periods in automobile history. Entry to the event is free and to exhibit a vehicle email sarah.kerrison@eastlancsrailway.co.uk.

Farm day at The Fed

A HOST of farmyard friends care coming to town. A farm day will be held at The Fed’s Heathlands Village from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on September 8.

During the day there will be a miniature farm with animals, plus food face painting, a magic show and a children’s story corner. Entry is £3.50 and under 1s and adults go free. To book or for more details call 0161 772 4967 or email zoe.herman@thefed.org.uk.

Jigsaw fest is all coming together

DON’T miss your chance to see the Ramsbottom Jigsaw Festival 2019.

Jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts have descend on the town once again for the huge annual event which is open daily from 10am to 5pm until September 7.

Hundreds of jigsaws will be on display and available to buy. Entry is £2.

An Evening of Genesis

TAKE a journey through the back catalogue of one of the world’s most boundary pushing and best loved progressive rock bands at The Met.

An Evening with Genesis will rock into town from 7.30pm on Saturday with a high octane performance by tribute act Mama.

The talented quartet will perform tracks from Genesis‘ early Peter Gabriel years, through the Phil Collins era of the 70s and 80s and right up to their final studio album.

For tickets visit themet.org.uk/event/mama-genesis-2019/.