Nine Lakes Wine Festival supports 12 charities in East Tennessee through its “Barrels of Fun Charity Race,” Saturday, May 20, 3 to 5 p.m. at the end of the peninsula.

Cheer on your favorite East Tennessee charity teams, as they compete in this exciting human powered wine barrel race. Teams of “pushers” representing each sponsored charity will roll wine barrels through a demanding course. Prizes will be awarded for performance and style. It will be a barrel of fun for participants and spectators!

Each charity organization will share a portion of ticket sales from the Nine Lakes Wine Festival, and winners of the race will get extra prizes and bragging rights!

Competing Teams & Charities 

  • Grainger County Humane Society
  • Union County Humane Society
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter Humane Society, Newport, TN
  • Sevier County Humane Society
  • Mane Support
  • Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties
  • CASA of the Tennessee Heartland
  • Girls Inc. of Oak Ridge
  • United Way of Anderson County
  • Bridges to Prosperity
  • Relay for Life (2 teams)
Relay for Life
United Way of Anderson County
Union County Humane Society
Sevier County Humane Society
Mane Support
Grainger County Humane Society
Girls, Inc.
Friends of the Newport Animal Shelter
Bridges to Prosperity