Teams were rolling out the barrels for the annual Geddington Trundle.
The event, which has been held every year since 2001, was set up in acknowledgement of an old tradition in the village, whereby a farmer would push a beer barrel up the hill to his workers in the farm at the end of the harvest.
It is organised by the Geddington Volunteer Fire Brigade (GVFB).
Teams set off from in front of the Eleanor Cross and pushed, and dragged, the barrel across the course.
Crowds of spectators cheered the teams on as they raced around the village.
Pictures by Alison Bagley.