Dragon Boat Festival
The 7th September 2019 will see the annual Dragon Boat Festival at Bewl Water.
This is your opportunity to be part of this fantastic event!
Crews of 16 paddlers (plus a drummer) race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over a 250-metre course. Crews do not need to be super fit or skilled to be successful – all that’s required is teamwork and a good sense of fun!
Dragon Boat racing is steeped in mythology and has been around for many thousands of years in China. Popular legend has it that through the racing, Chinese dragons would bring rain. We hope this will not be the case in September.
The racing is run by Bewl Water and Dragon Boat Events Ltd provide the boats, helms, safety equipment, buoyancy aids and rescue boats.
Crews do not need to be super fit or skilled to be successful – all that’s required is teamwork and a good sense of fun!
There’s more to the Festival than the dragon boat races. The Bewl Water site that looks onto the water is full of tents and marquees with many running stalls selling cakes and other goodies, running competitions, and generally full to bursting with people in interesting and unusual fancy dress!
Bewlbridge Lane, TN3 8JH Lamberhurst