Every May the Lions Club of Calne hold their Annual Duck Race
All monies raised go to local good causes. It is a great community event that attracts crowds of around 3000 people to the town.
Three thousand bath ducks race down the River Marden – each duck represents a numbered ticket – these are sold in and around Calne. The first 3 ducks past the finish line win prize money.
Will yours be the lucky one to cross the finish line first?
Local Calne based companies can also purchase a commercial duck (decoy duck size) and decorate it to represent their business. With prizes for the best dressed duck and first past the finish line.
Local schools get involved too, having fun decorating their ducks with school colours or themes before sending the ducks off to take part in the Schools Race.
All monies raised go to local good causes.It is a great community event that attracts crowds of around 3000 people to the town.
Stalls at the Duck Race
There are craft, food and community stalls near the finishing line at Marden House and the Town Hall and a great day out is had by all.