Our popular community event, which attracts thousands of people to the town, happens in May each year.
Duck Race Tickets
3,500 plastic ducks race down the River Marden. Each duck represents a numbered ticket – which are sold for £2. The first 3 ducks past the finish line win cash prizes.
All money raised goes to local good causes. It’s a great day out for the family, with activities for everyone.
Business Duck Race
Companies can enter the Business Duck Race, where they can decorate a decoy duck to represent their business. Entry starts at just £25, with trophies and certificates for the winning duck and Best Dressed duck. All entrants will also receive a certificate of participation (there may be a number of heats before the Business Duck race final).
Children’s Organisation Duck Race
Local schools, playgroups, childminders & children’s groups can get involved too, having fun decorating their ducks before sending them off to take part in the Children’s Organisation Duck Race. Entry starts at just £10. All entrants receive a certificate of participation, with trophies and certificates for the winning duck and Best Dressed duck.
Community Group Stalls
There are craft, food and community stalls at the finishing line in The Wharf gardens and the Town Hall, and a great day out is had by all.