Duck Race with $400 in Prizes
You would have to be crazy to race down a river if you were less than four inches long and weighed only a few ounces or you might find comfort in numbers. Whatever gives them the courage, organizers hope that over a thousand rubber ducks will take a plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam this Saturday, July 20th at 1:00 p.m. sharp.
The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win their “owner” a cash prize of $250. The 2nd place winner will garner its ticket-buyer $100 and the 3rd place better will win $50. That’s something to quack about!
This year’s Great Bullhole Duck Race, which runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, marks the 10th anniversary of the annual summer fundraiser which benefits the operation of the RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls…aka The Bullhole.
Music, Food, Vendors, Games & More
Stephen Allred of Emergency Music Service will rock the park throughout the day with his DJ and MC services.
Food will be provided by Compass Rose Provisions food truck and there will be cold treats offered by Fosters Muscadine Slushies and Snowie of NC frozen snow treats. Big Pappa’s Pig will be onsite with flavored pork skins.
The walkway to the river and the area around the picnic arbor will be lined with vendors including: 4 Fosters Candles & Gifts, A Glitter of Faith Paparazzi Jewelry, Brown Mutt Woodworks and crafts, Darlene Layell’s Jewelry Designs, Maghon Barker Photography, Pigtails and Pearls, The Positively Polished Pineapple, Simply Stylin’ with Shay, and V’s Handcrafted Treasures.
Adopt a Duck Today for Only $5
There’s only one way to win those cash prizes in the Duck Race, You have to buy a ticket. Single Duck tickets are $5 each, a “Quack Pack” of five sells for $20, and you can purchase a “Flock” of twenty-five for $100. You do not have to be present to win but you must show your numbered ticket stub to collect your prize.
Tickets can be purchased at Town Hall, Hot Diggity Dogs, and Davie Discount Drug in Cooleemee; Town Hall in Bermuda Run; 4 Fosters Candles & Gifts in Clemmons; Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie County Recreation and Parks, and Foster Drug in Mocksville; and at the tourism desk in the Gateway in Salisbury. Duck tickets will also be sold until 12:50 p.m. at RiverPark but no later.
Duck Race Begins 1:00 PM Sharp
The O’Neal family will place the ducks in the river and the race will begin a 1 p.m.
RiverPark is found at the end of Erwin Temple Church Road (just ½ mile from Cooleemee off Hwy 801 & Needmore Road).
There are a few vendor spaces still available. Contact Benita Finney at 336-671-0343 to reserve space or with any other questions.