On Sunday, May 3rd, 5,000 rubber ducks will race down the Pequabuck River as spectators watch to see which will be among the first to cross the finish line. The top three prizes range from the $1,500 cash grand prize to the $750 cash second place prize and a Smart 4-K HDTV for the third place finisher. Dozens of additional prizes will also be awarded to the top finishing ducks. This all-day event is more than just a duck race, it’s a family fun filled extravaganza.
The day will kick off at 10 a.m. with the opening of the craft and vendor fair where handmade jewelry, clothing, beauty products, sculptures, wind chimes, handbags and more will be available. Food vendors, local businesses, shopping and much more will all be part of the festivities. The duck race itself will begin at 2 p.m. The best part is there is no fee for admission.
The race is hosted by Bristol Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the BCHS Booster Club, BCHS Central Stage Committee, BCHS Maroon & White Committee, BEHS Student Council, Bristol Exchange Club, Miss Forestville Scholarship Organization, Mountain View PTO, PYVOT, United Way of West Central CT, and Veteran’s Strong Community Center. The proceeds raised benefit the race partners in addition to being used to support the Chamber’s community events.
Duck Race tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at the following Bristol locations:
Bristol Chamber of Commerce: Executive Suites at 440 N. Main Street
Bristol Senior Center: 240 Stafford Avenue
City True Value: 750 Farmington Avenue
First Bristol Federal Credit Union: 25 North Street – AND – 902 Stafford Avenue
Greer’s Chicken: 64 Matthews Street
Max Pizza Restaurant: 108 Stafford Avenue
One Fifty Central: 150 Central Street
Silvana Day Spa & Salon: 102 East Main Street
Southside Meat Market: 145 West Street
St. Joseph Polish Society: 88 East Main Street
They may not be available race day, so be sure to get yours early.
For more information or to be a vendor, please visit www.CentralCTChambers.org or call 860-584-4718.