The pancake race is a long established event open to everyone and consists of 4 races for different age categories (5 and under, 6-11 year olds, 12-16 year olds and adults). The event is announced by the Town Crier and opened by the Mayor. It is held on the green outside Buckingham Parish Church at 11am.
Small prizes are given to all participants of the children’s races and a small trophy for the winners.
Buckingham Town Council provides the pancakes and there is one rule being all competitors must wear a headscarf and pinafore and bring their own small frying pan.