Annual Chonburi Buffalo Races begin this weekend

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The annual spectacle that is the Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival will take place this year from Oct. 4-10 on the field in front of city and provincial government offices in Chonburi.  The highlight races will be run on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

This year’s festival also features a buffalo “beauty” contest, more conventional pageants for young and older women, traditional Thai sports, a buffalo-breeding contest and Muay Thai boxing.  Locally made products will also be available for sale.

The thunder of hooves will once again echo around the Chonburi provincial government offices when the annual festival kicks off this weekend.The thunder of hooves will once again echo around the Chonburi provincial government offices when the annual festival kicks off this weekend.