Monmouth Raft Race

Event Type
Raft Race

For Tickets or more information, please contact:
Norman Williams at or by calling 01291 680016

The annual Monmouth Raft Race, organised by the Rotary Monmouth, is in it’s 54th year and will be held on Sunday 1st September 2019.



Once again, we are extremely pleased that money raised from this fantastic event will be benefitting St David’s Hospice Care and other great local causes.

The Monmouth Raft Race is always a fun afternoon on the river with a great atmosphere, music, food and plenty of rafts! It’s a great day whether you are taking part or just there to watch the array of spectacular and creative vessels as they sail (or sink!) down the River Wye. A spectacle not to be missed!

It starts at Noon at Monmouth Rowing Club (Just off the A40 at Monmouth) and is paddled over 6.5 miles down the beautiful River Wye to the finish at Tump Farm, Whitebrook, (courtesy of the Cullimore Family) where there is a Family Festival of entertainment and ample refreshment opportunities.

Family Festival at the finish


After seeing off the rafts make your way to the finishing line (signposted) where the Family Festival takes place from 1pm until around 5pm.

  • See the rafts arrive at the finishing line
  • Children’s Fairground Rides
  • Traditional sideshows
  • Hog Roast
  • Bar with locally brewed Real Ale
  • Presentation of awards

Why not ask your employer, or pub landlord, to enter a raft on your behalf?
Constructing a raft and taking part is a great team building activity. Lots of fun for you, good publicity, and in support of a very worthwhile cause. Advice on how to build a raft is available on the official Monmouth Raft Race Website.

Watch this video from the 2013 event to get a an idea of what it’s all about:

The Official Monmouth Raft Race Website

Visit the event website to register and for all the details you need on the venue, building a raft, event day preparations and the festival at the finish:

Monmouth Raft Race Official Web Page

Enquiries contact:

If you’re a stall holder or a performer and would like a place at the event then we’d love to hear from you! Contact us on 01633 851051 or email

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