Wheelbarrow Race

Event Date: 18/06/2016

Wheelbarrow Race 1976

One highlight of our 2016 Festival is the 40th running of the annual Kington Wheelbarrow Race.  This is now well established as fabulous entertainment.  The speed event is combined with a fancy-dress competition for the best-dressed barrow and without a theme this year all ideas are up to you, as they say the world is your oyster so lets see what you're made of and make Wheelbarrow Race 2015 one to remember!

This is the most fun sporting event of the year and the fastest pub-crawl in history! 

So bring your kids, aunties, uncles, grannies etc because there are lots for everyone to see.  The prizes will be presented in the Place de Marines.

After the races treat yourselves to supper offered by local businesses "Richard Bufton, located at the Place de Marines or at one of several other local venues serving food and liquid refreshment.

Our local Kington Fire-fighters will conduct a blanket collection during the evening.  Please bring any spare change and help support YOUR Festival!