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The annual Lynmouth Raft Race is usually held on a Sunday in July or August, with exact dates and times depending on the tides, and is one of the highlights in everyones' social calendar, whether participating actively or not. The raft race is organised by the local Lyn Lions and is a purely amateur event with all craft being home made with whatever materials are available. This is a great family fun day out with a collection of stalls in the village centre, live music and entertainment and of course the race itself.
Whilst the race can be very competitive it is not really taken TOO seriously; one of the traditions is that the spectators "bomb" the competitors with flour at every opportunity but remember that the participatants are allowed to fight back!
The event is well supported by local businesses and visitors and raises several thousand pounds for local charities.
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