Barrels of Fun Charity Race

Anyone can roll!

Nine Lakes Wine Festival supports charities in East Tennessee through its “Barrels of Fun Charity Race!” Here’s how:

  • Races will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept 12, 2020, Melton Lake Park, Sept 12, at the Grand Tasting of Nine Lakes Wine Festival.
  • Sign up at the race tent beside the band. Sign up begins at 3 p.m., Sept 12.
  • Entry fee is a $5 charity donation per team of 1-2 participants.  You do not need a Grand Tasting ticket to participate in the race.
  • Please wear closed-toed shoes. You must be 21 or older to participate.
  • If you would like your favorite charity to be on the list,  contact us. All charities must have 501(c)(3) status.


  • Your chosen charity receives your $5 entry fee, PLUS a $50 donation from the festival.
  • Fastest team of each hour will get an extra $50 donation for their charity from the festival.
  • Fastest team of each hour will also win a gift certificate to purchase a bottle of Tennessee wine!

Cheers and good luck!



foothills land conservancy
Ronald McDonald House
United Way of Anderson County
Union County Humane Society
Sevier County Humane Society
Girls, Inc.