Chonburi annual Buffalo Racing festival set to begin


The annual Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival, the 149th  Edition, will be held September 28 to October 4.

A press conference was held yesterday at  the Mueang Chonburi Municipality building and was led by the Chonburi Vice Governor Thagoon Chawanaphong and the Chonburi Administrative Chief Officer Wittaya Khunpluem.

The Chonburi Buffalo Racing festival this year is going to be held for seven days from September 28 to October 4. The main buffalo racing activity is going to be on October 1.

Local activities and games will be held during the festival too. Homemade products and food will be sold.

The festival is aimed to conserve an over one hundred year old local and cultural tradition as well as to boost domestic tourism.

It is expected that many Thai tourists and resident foreigners will take part in the festival which is estimated to generate about at least 30 million baht for Chonburi.

However, participants should wear masks to follow COVID- 19 guidelines. The event is held at the Mueang Chonburi City Hall area.

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