The Famous Pulborough Duck Race is back after ten years

On June 24th at Swan Bridge in Pulborough the new Pulborough Duck Race and Water Festival will provide entertainment on the River Arun, music and stalls for the whole afternoon for all the family.

3500 ducks

It is around ten years since the last Duck Race ran and during that time the 3500 ducks have been hidden in an old garage – they have now been rescued and the new Duck Race will now run on the River Arun from the iconic Old Swan Bridge in Pulborough.

This year the prize for the winning duck in the final race is £100 with other prizes for second and third, plus prizes for the winners of each heat! – for a chance to win a prize, back a duck at only £1 for which tickets are available from many Pulborough businesses prior to the event and, of course, on the day at the event.

Between the Duck Race heats a team of local canoeists entertain when they are not doing “duck rescue”!

The festival

In addition to the racing ducks there will be food, drink and other stalls run by local businesses and charities plus“floats”.

The “floats” float on the river and have been made by the classes from St Mary’s school in Pulborough; they will be displayed on the river in a flotilla and compete for a prize for the best float

The festival event is sponsored by Pulborough businesses and local people including Dashing Hounds dog grooming parlour, Vitality dentistry and run by the Pulborough Community Partnership.

Profits from the event go to the benefit of Pulborough’s young and older residents, principally St Mary’s Junior School and Community Care.

Parking on the day is available locally at Station Approach industrial estate and at Lower Street car park, where there is a free shuttlebus to and from the event.

For more information, see our Facebook page or email Dinky Duck at [email protected]


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