Wheelbarrow Race


Wheelbarrow Race - an evening not to be missed!

Wheelbarrow Race 1976


After 40 years the Wheelbarrow Race is not only a well established event but fabulous family 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 all made of and make this years Wheelbarrow Race even better than last years !!! 

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 is lots for everyone to see. 

Our local Kington Fire-Fighters will conduct a blanket collection during the evening, so please remember to bring your loose change and show supprt for YOUR Festival !!

After the races why not treat yourselves to supper offered by local businesses "Richard Bufton" will be located at the Place de Marines or why not pick from one of the several other local venues serving food and liquid refreshment.

Those of you who are entering the races, get together with your friends to start designing and building your wheelbarrow. Don't forget your costume - there are prizes for the best decorated wheelbarrow!

All wheelbarrow contestants should assemble for registration at 18:00 ready for judging at 18:30 at the Primary School Playground and then move up to The Square ready for the start.

N.B. Pedal Power is acceptable, but NO motorised barrows or animal-drawn barrows please!

The winner of the "Best over all entertainment value of the evening" will receive the HEDLEY SIMCOCKS TROPHY, presented by Sharon, Mark and family.

Wheelbarrow Race

The Festival Association wishes to point out that the competitors and participants in all events enter and take apart at their own risk. Anyone is free to take out personal accident insurance.