Race Your Barrel?

Got a wine barrel in the backyard? Put some wheels on it and take it to the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival Barrel Races!  You could win a campsite, tickets and just have some crazy fun.

The Wine Barrel Races are in their sixth year and returning to Promenade Temecula on Saturday, April 14, 1 p.m. Open to anyone crazy enough to race in the barrel, the races offer great prizes including 1 full hookup campsite or 1 dry campsite, weekend passes, and reserved seats to concerts. Best of all – win or lose, all entrants walk away with a pair of complimentary one-day tickets.

             Wine barrel race cars are people-powered where one person drives and the other pushes or pulls the vehicle.  Race cars come in all shapes and sizes. Motorcycles, chariots, airplanes, and ambulances have raced previously.  The key is to maintain the integrity of the barrel while putting wheels on it.

            Prizes will be awarded for both looks (show-offs) and speed (serious racers).   

            The fastest barrel racing team will receive a full hook-up campsite with two weekend passes. The crowd favorite “show off” race car will receive one dry campsite, with two weekend passes.  Other prizes include reserved concert seats and admission to the Festival, and weekend passes.  A winery division offers the top winery special recognition in the Festival program, extra social media recognition, four extra parking passes and access to the VIP TENT throughout the weekend.

Applications are available at the Festival office at 41755 Rider Way, Unit 1, Temecula, CA  92590 and online athttp://www.tvbwf.com/news-&-media or on Facebook. There is a fee of $25 per barrel racing team which is refunded to the applicant upon arrival at the races.  There is a limit of only 20 teams.

Race day will include racing and drawings for free tickets and souvenirs. Racing will be held in front of the Edwards Cinemas at Promenade Temecula.

            The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival returns to Lake Skinner Recreation Area, in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country on June 1-3, 2018.  Located just north of San Diego County. The Festival has a successful history of celebrating Southern California Wine Country’s finest assets of clear skies dotted by hot air balloons, mild temperatures, and rolling vineyards. For Festival information visit www.tvbwf.com or call (951) 676-6713.

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