Nine Lakes Wine Festival supports 10 charities in East Tennessee through its “Barrels of Fun Charity Race!”

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!

Charities receive free tickets to the festival, which they may sell to raise money or give as thank-you’s to their volunteers.

Charity application will be online Dec. 1, 2017.