Chamber Announces 15th Annual Pequabuck River Duck Race

5,000 rubber ducks are gearing up to race down the Pequabuck River in pursuit of prizes for their “owners.” The event is sponsored by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce

On Sunday, May 5th, 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 43″ LG 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 Bristol Central Booster Club, Bristol Central Maroon & White Committee, Bristol Central Study Abroad Program, Bristol Education Foundation, Bristol Exchange Club, Bristol Rotary Club, Miss Forestville Scholarship Organization, Mountain View PTO, 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 can be purchased for $5.00 each and can be purchased at:

Bristol Chamber of Commerce Executive Suites at 440 N. Main Street, Bristol
Bristol Senior Center 240 Stafford Avenue, Bristol
City True Value 750 Farmington Avenue, Bristol
Crystal Diner 43 Main Street, Bristol
Greer’s Chicken 64 Matthews Street, Bristol
Max Pizza 108 Stafford Avenue, Bristol
Southside Meat Market 145 West Street, Bristol
Tollman Spring 91 Enterprise Drive, Bristol
One Fifty Central 150 Central Street, Bristol

The Chamber says tickets ay not be available race day, so be sure to get yours early.

Event sponsors including: The Ultimate Companies, Yarde Metals, Sandy’s TV & Appliance, Barnes Group, Inc., ServPro of Bristol, Broad View Fund at Main Street Community Foundation, City True Value, and Webster Bank.

For more information or to be a vendor, please visit or call 860-584-4718.


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