PREVIEW: Portishead Raft Race 2019

PUBLISHED: 02:10 07 July 2019

Portishead Raft Race.

Portishead Raft Race.


There will be plenty of thrills and spills for people to enjoy in Portishead today (Sunday).

The ever-exciting Portishead Raft Race will be held at the Lake Grounds.

Quirky looking rafts will take to the water, with crews facing the tricky challenge of sailing around the lake's island and back to the shore.

Prepare for several crew members to find the water however, as not all the rafts tend to be perfect.

More than a dozen teams will vie for the title, but there are plenty of other activities for the crowd to enjoy.

The edible raft race competition will see smaller creations take to the water, while the Lake Grounds will be covered by amusements, including games, a bouncy castle and stalls.

The music and entertainment will begin at 11.30am, with the edible raft regatta starting at 12.30pm.

The first raft race will be under starter's orders at 1pm, and the music and the entertainment is due to close at 5pm.

For more information about the event, visit

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