Thousands of spectators expected to gather for the Tetbury Woolsack Races 2024

The town of Tetbury continues to test fitness fanatics with a fearless streak, as the annual Woolsack Races return on the last Bank Holiday in May 2024.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
Head to Tetbury and marvel at the ultimate showcase of strength and stamina at one of Gloucestershire's wackiest events.

Tetbury tough guys (and girls!) assemble for the annual Woolsack Races, as the traditional event that tests strength and stamina returns once again on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2024.

Up to 5,000 spectators are known to gather each year, witnessing competitors hoist heavy sacks weighing up to 60lb over their shoulders and trudge up and down the steep Gumstool Hill, along a challenging 240-yard course — all while raising money for local charities.

Whilst offering their encouragement from the side-lines, visitors can also enjoy a lively array of entertainment, including live music, local stalls and amusement rides.

As always, this family-friendly day out is all for a good cause, and will push even the toughest and fittest of racers to their limits.

Gloucestershire plays host to many unique events that as are as historic as they are unusual, check out more of them with SoGlos's list of the county's wackiest events.


Tetbury Woolsack Races 2024


Tetbury town centre and Gumstool Hill


Monday 27 May 2024


The fair opens at 10am, with race times varying throughout the day


Free of charge

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