Barrel Race is traditionally a rodeo event. But in Italy it takes a different form (in many wine regions like montepulciano) where men replace the horses and lift / push wine barrels up to the finish line
This event, held on the last Sunday of August, when barrels are being emptied in preparation for the harvest and the new wine
The men must push the 80-kg barrels through the streets, sometimes uphill, over the more than one kilometer-long course, to the finish line.
The week preceding the event has a line-up of traditional cultural events.