What is small, yellow, and races? If you said a rubber ducky floating down the South Yadkin River, you would be correct! Great Bullhole Duck Race organizers hope that 1500 of them will plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam on Saturday, August 6th at 1:00 p.m. sharp.
The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win its “owner” a cash prize of $250. The 2nd place winner will garner its ticket-buyer $100, and the 3rd place bettor 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 12th anniversary of the RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls’s annual summer fundraiser. Proceeds from the race support the ongoing operations of the park, aka The Bullhole, to ensure the park is clean and safe for visitors to enjoy. The board and staff are excited about the opportunity to showcase some of the recent improvements at the park, including a complete renovation of the bathrooms, a new entrance sign, and a gatehouse.
“A day at RiverPark is a great family outing for all ages,” said RiverPark President Paul Moore. “Patrons can swim in the Yadkin, hike along trails, or relax by the shores. Picnic shelters are also available for patrons to enjoy. We hope everyone will come out and cheer on the ducks and experience all the natural beauty the park has to offer.”
Emergency Music Service will rock the park throughout the day with DJ and emcee services.
Don’t forget to commemorate your fun-filled day with a duck race t-shirt from Ink It Promotional Products.
There’s only one way to win those cash prizes in the Duck Race; You have to buy a ticket. Duck tickets are $5 each, a “quack pack” of 5 for $20, a “firequacker” of 10 for $40, and a ”flock” of 25 for $100. Everyone is encouraged to buy their tickets in advance. You can purchase them at the RiverPark gate, Cooleemee Town Hall, Davie County Chamber of Commerce, and Davie County Community Park. You do not have to be present to win, but you must show your numbered ticket stub to collect your prize.
Duck tickets will also be sold until 12:40 p.m. at RiverPark. The Duck Race Begins 1 P.M. Sharp!
RiverPark is located at the end of Erwin Temple Church Road (just ½ mile from Cooleemee off Hwy 801 & Needmore Road).
If you love the Bullhole and want to see it remain open, clean, and safe, show your support and purchase a duck today! You can find more information about this event at the RiverPark Facebook page.