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Day at the Duck Race
Saturday 24 October 2020, 10:00am - 05:00pm
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Contact 082 559 4955

Day at the Duck Race hosts its annual fundraising day on Saturday 24 October at Essere Lodge in Tulbagh. The event features a live performance by The Kiffness, rubber duck racing with prizes to be won, duck decoration, and plenty of food and drink direct from local vendors. It promises to make a wonderful day out for the whole family.


Day at the Duck Race gives the town of Tulbagh a much-needed income boost, and directly supports local small-business owners who cater at the event. Its primary concern is animal welfare, and to this end, funds raised go to CHAIN Boland, a pro-life organization that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes animals. The event organisers aim to raise R25 000 for the charity, doubling last year’s figure.

The Kiffness gives their first live performance since lockdown. Frontman David Scott has been a champion of amusement during the pandemic since his popular parodies began trending on the social media scene.

The entrance fee includes the adoption of one duck for the day’s races. Contestants are encouraged to adopt additional ducks to race down the Bointjies River, thereby increasing their chances of winning. Extra ducks cost R50 per toy bird.

Crazy Store has sponsored the main duck race, as well as a decoration station where ducks can be decorated in order to be identified whilst racing. There will also be veterans’, kiddies’ and corporate races.

The owner of the winning duck will receive R5000 in prize money. There are corporate sponsorships available at R1000 per duck, and a cash prize of R10000 belongs to the winning business.

The event is considered low-risk in terms of COVID-19, and the organisers promise to implement prudent measures throughout.

In the unlikely event that lockdown restrictions are not relaxed in time for the event to welcome a big crowd, Day at the Duck Race highlights may be streamed on Facebook LIVE instead.

Venue: Essere Lodge, Tulbagh
Time: Saturday 24 Oct 2020, 10am to 7pm
Cost:  R150

Location Essere Lodge