Barrel racing comes to Hattiesburg just in time for Easter

Barrel racing comes to Hattiesburg just in time for Easter
Barrel Racing in the Pine Belt. Photo Source WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Barrel Racing has made its way back to Hattiesburg just in time for Easter. Down South Productions hosted its Easter Fun Run Barrel Race event Friday and Saturday at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center.

The event hosted around 500 riders competing for a $6,000 cash prize.

Sarah Malley from Down South Productions talked about the experience saying, "they camp together, they cook together, the children play together, it's just good, clean family fun."

Riders were treated to pre-race activities, including an Easter egg hunt.

The event will return to the Pine Belt Memorial Day weekend and Down South Productions expects an even bigger turn out.