Chonburi Buffalo Races Oct. 26-Nov. 1

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Traditional handicrafts and games will take center stage at the Chonburi Festival Oct. 26-Nov. 1 in front of Chonburi City Hall.

Deputy Gov. Pongsak Preechawit said at an Oct. 11 press conference that the 141st buffalo races will again highlight traditional heritage, including the annual “Kwienkan” parade and the sale of locally produced products.

The 141st running of the Chonburi Buffalo Races will be part of the annual festival Oct. 26-Nov. 1. The 141st running of the Chonburi Buffalo Races will be part of the annual festival Oct. 26-Nov. 1.

More than 300 Chonburi businesses are expected to offer their wares and food while other booths offer games including sand-piling, sugarcane eating, sling shots, puzzle games, joke poems, and buffalo-decorating contest. Thai country music and performances from acts such as Kalyani will entertain while people can enter drawings for gold prizes and enjoy traditional Thai massage.

The buffalo races themselves offer contests small, big and young beasts of burden, as well as “beauty” competitions when the bulls are dressed up in festive costumes, and competitions for the healthiest-looking buffalo.

For more information, contact the Chonburi Development Institute at 038-284-349, ext. 104.