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The Famous Duck Race

Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea

Sunday, 18 March 2018 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm (AEDT)

The Famous Duck Race

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
One speedy duck
This ticket sponsors one duck (It doesn't buy it). The duck will race for you in the event. If it is in the top 10 you will get a nice prize. Once the race is over, the ducks return to the festival organisers and hibernate until next year's race. This way they live on to race another day, not become extinct.
16/03/2018 $10.00 $0.00

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Every year, once a year, the duck race takes place.
About 1000 yellow plastic ducks get launched into the Barwon River and race with the tide to a finish line down river. it is quite a spectacle!

By buying a ticket you sponsor one duck to race, and this helps create a spectacle and fund a festival. In the lead up to race day, you can leave your duck with our team for training, and we will ensure your duck starts the race on time.

For the first 10 to finish there is glory for their human sponsor who will get a prize from a local business

  1. SEAHAVEN VILLAGE luxury accommodation package valued at $560 and
    KYO voucher valued at $500

  2. BARWON COAST, BARWON HEADS BEACH HOUSE 4 star accommodation valued at $500 and
    13TH BEACH GOLF LINKS golfing package for 4 people valued at $356

  3. APCO SERVICE STATION voucher valued at $250 and
    BARWON HEADS COMMUNITY BANK Bendigo Bank Account valued at $200

  4. BARWON HEADS IGA SUPERMARKET vouchers valued at $300

  5. STRUMPET voucher valued at $200

  6. A & J SEAFOODS voucher valued at $100 and
    BENNO’S MEATING PLACE voucher valued at $100

  7. SURF SESSIONS voucher for group surfing lesson for 2 people valued at $110 and
    BARWON HEADS FISH & CHIPS family meal voucher valued at $50

  8. BARWON ORANGE voucher valued at  $100  and
    BARWON HEADS VILLAGE STORE voucher valued at $50

  9. STYLE AND GRACE Hair Salon voucher valued at $50 and
    THE CHI SANCTUARY voucher valued at $50

  10. JIRRAHLINGA KOALA & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Family Day Pass valued at $55 

Things to note:

  • race time is influenced by tide and weather conditions
  • if the weather is shocking the race may be cancelled, but prizes will still be awarded
  • a judge decides winners - using either a first-across-the-line, or other method in inclement conditions
  • Winners are announced on the day, and notified by phone or email subsequently.
  • Prizes must be claimed within 3 months of the race.
Have questions about The Famous Duck Race? Contact Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea

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Barwon Heads
The Bridge
Barwon Heads-Ocean Grove Road
Barwon Heads, VIC 3227

Sunday, 18 March 2018 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm (AEDT)

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