Barrel rolling back in Beer as Regatta Week fun continues

By Francesca Evans

17th Aug 2022 | Local News

The popular barrel rolling returned to the streets of Beer on Tuesday night as part of the village's Regatta Week programme.

Having not been held since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic, crowds lined Fore Street to watch the traditional event.

Races were split into age categories, with young boys and girls going first with empty barrels. The men's and women's races proved a bit tougher, with the barrels filled with water and competitors having to lift them over hay bales along the route.

Beer Regatta Week continues through to Friday, with events today (Wednesday) including children's pavement art, cream teas, a sausage sizzle in aid of Beer Scouts & Explorers, a coastguard display, bingo and spoofing competition.

The main event – Regatta Day – will be held tomorrow (Thursday) with the programme including a children's fancy dress competition, sailing races, best decorated beach huts, and the popular decorated raft race. There will also be live music throughout the day and a firework display.

For more details, visit the Beer Regatta Week website or buy a programme from local outlets.

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