Chonburi Buffalo Racing Festival: 15 October 2016

Chonburi Buffalo Racing

Date: 15th October 2016
Venue: Ceremony fields in front of the Chonburi City Municipality Office

This year, the famed Buffalo Racing Festival, the only one of its kind in the world, will be held on 15th October 2016, at the ceremony fields in front of the Chonburi City Municipality Office. This has been held annually for more than 140 years. It is one of the most celebrated cultural heritages of this unique seaside province of Chon Buri. The event was initiated as a way to express gratitude to buffalos after working for farmers throughout the year. Apart from the must-see buffalo racing, the week-long festival is offering a wide range of fun-filled activities that have been created to also mark the importance of the buffalo; such as, the Most Healthy Buffalo Contest, Buffalo Fashion Contest and a parade of beautifully-decorated buffalo carts. Other highlights include a Miss Farmer Beauty Contest, Amulet Contest and Thai Martial Arts Contest.

Chonburi Buffalo Racing

Chonburi Buffalo Racing

For more information, contact:
TAT Pattaya Office
Tel. +66 (0) 38 427667, +66 (0) 38 428750


  1. Paul says:

    Hi Richard. Can we cross-check dates? I have the buffalo races down as 15th October, in Jomtien. And the 23-25th (to be confirmed) October, in Chonburi City – near the courthouse.

    Thanks, Paul.

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