A cart-yoking cow race will take place between 4 -12 February 2012 at a 60-Rai area by the Phetchakasem road opposite the Chit Chanok Thai sweets shop in Baan Laad District of Phetchaburi.
According to Mr. Wirat Chaiyasit, the district chief of Baan Leed, the District Office of Baan Laad, with cooperation of the District Chief and Community Leader Group, the Baan Laad Local
Administration Office and local people launch this event to revive and foster local tradition and culture, particularly activities relates to Thai farming and agriculture. Besides, it helps promote tourism in Phetchaburi, the gateway to the south of Thailand.
This year’s cart-yoking cow race will be more exciting and bigger than last years’ because of various activities. Visitors can attend cart-yoking cow races for which winners will be awarded a trophy conferred by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn as well as cow running, cow catching with bare hands and wild boar catching. Since Phetchaburi is well-known among tourists for palmyra palm, races on palm climbing, palm chopping, palm eating, palm curry making and palm crushing will be held, too. In the evening, there will be stage performances, the display of local and community products, a contest of youth string combo bands, retro Thai dance and the cowboy night show on the last day of the event.
Further information on the Baan Laad’s cart-yoking race can be obtained at the Baan Laad District Office (tel. 032 491 316) during office hours.