Skip to content

Fillmore Days brings back the popular bathtub race

Fillmore Days at the Fillmore Glen State Park hosted a bathtub race, an event referencing Millard Fillmore, 13th president and Moravia native, said to be the first person to install a bathtub inside the White House.

The races ended in 2000 after happening for years when someone was hit by a bathtub on wheels.

The event was brought back in 2019 but the pandemic stopped it from returning again in 2020.

The Wells Family participated with 25 members, adults and children, creating a tub in honor of Arthur and Debra Wells who have both passed on in the last two years.

Justin Wells, Arthur and Debra’s son and Moravia native, said he and his siblings decided to do this to honor their parents.

Each tub went one at a time, the winning tub being the one with the fastest time.