Saturday July 28 03:00PM - 04:00PM
Heritage Festival Bath Tub Race North Main Street

3:00PM-4:00PM: Fifth Annual Heritage Festival Bath Tub Race

North Main Street

Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 795 Barre

We supply the bathtub - you supply the FUN!

Come join us for the Barre Heritage Festival Fourth Annual Bathtub Race.  Teams of 4 race through an obstacle course down Main Street while dodging water balloons. This event has become a crowd favorite!

There are 3 ways you can get in on the action:

  1. Get a team together and race.
  2. Support your favorite team by throwing water balloons at them as they navigate the course, water balloons will be available.
  3. Cheer the racers on!


  • Each team member must be carrying or wearing bathtub accessories (ex:  shower cap, rubber ducky, bar of soap, towel)
  • There will be 4 Team members, 1 to sit in the tub, 2 pushers and 1 to carry a sign stating their team name and/or organization.
  • Teams must wear close toed shoes, no flip-flops, sandals or high heels allowed.

Space is limited, so register now.

The cost is $5 per person to enter, to be paid at check in on the day of the race.  Check-in will begin after the parade ends.


Important Info

Registration: right after the parade

First Race: 3:00pm

Cost: Free to watch

Water balloons available for purchase

$20 registration for a team of 4


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