There are 20 places available for the men's competition, held in 2 heats, and 10 places available for the women's competition which is held in a single heat.
If you feel you have what it takes to become an onion eating champion and would like to enter the competition here's what you need to do:-
Come to the right hand side of the main stage during the morning of the Fayre. There will be a steward there to take your details and enter you into the competition. It's first come, first served, so don't leave it too late to enter.
You then need to make sure you are at the stage by 12:45 to take your place in the lineup!