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The 2017 Floyd Rubber Duck Race

Floyd County Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

The 2017 Floyd Rubber Duck Race

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Numbered Duck Ticket
Each ticket is for a numbered duck that will be entered into the race.
Aug 25, 2017 $5.00 $1.27

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Event Details

Come for an admission-free, family-friendly time on the river

Watch the rubber duck race

Enjoy a $5 grilled hot dog or hamburger meal

Rock to live music from local band

Top prize for the winning duck number is $300, 2nd place wins $200 and 3rd place duck is $100

The Duck Drop is at 1:30pm.  For $5 a duck, you can have a numbered duck assigned to you and be eligible for one of the cash prizes.  The more tickets you purchase, the greater your chance to win.  Those with duck numbers do not need to be present to win.

Duck number ticket sales on sale at Chamber/Visitor Center and online only at this time.  Duck number tickets will also be available for purchase in person at Harvest Moon, Republic of Floyd, and Union Bank in Floyd starting Tuesday, June 27th.  Chamber board members and staff will also be selling tickets.  Online duck number ticket sales end at 6pm, Friday, August 25.  Duck tickets will be available onsite from 12pm to 1:15pm on Saturday, August 26th. 

The start of the race is the bridge at the intersection of Slusher Store Road and Thunderstruck Lane and the end of the race is just past the intersection of Thunderstruck and Sowers Road.   The food and music are also at On The Water. 

This is a family-friendly event with activities just for kids and other family friendly activities.  Kayaks, canoes, SUPs and tubes are available for rental on site.

In case of inclement weather that makes river hazardous for the rubber duck race, the event will be postponed.

FAQs

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please, no dogs or alcohol.  You are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets.  The event site is a freshly mowed grass field.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available at On The Water, located about a half mile to the left as you come to the intersection of Slusher Store Road and Thunderstruck.  Dedicated parking on flat land close to the adminstrative services table, food and music is reserved for those with disabilities.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce at 540-745-4407 or info@floydchamber.org.

What happens to all ducks after they cross the finish line?

We have a "No duck left behind" policy.  After the ducks pass the finish line, volunteers in kayaks along with waders in the river will retreive all the ducks crossing the finish line that will be stopped by netting across the river past the finish line.  Volunteers will also retreive any ducks beached along the river banks or snagged by objects in the river.  The course is approximately a half mile long. We are committed to being good stewards of the river!  Ducks will be saved for use again next year. 

Is this a fundraiser?

Yes, proceeds from this event will support the Floyd Visitor Center operated under a partnership between the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce and the Floyd Tourism Office.

 

Have questions about The 2017 Floyd Rubber Duck Race? Contact Floyd County Chamber of Commerce

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On The Water In Floyd
1953 Thunderstruck Road NE
Floyd, VA 24091

Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Floyd County Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce is to support regional business with networking opportunities, informative and educational resources and to serve as an advocate for our members and community.

The Chamber partners with the Floyd County Tourism Office to operate the Floyd County Visitor Information Center which provides information and support for the visiting public and local/prospective residents.  The Visitor Center is open seven days a week: Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturdays, 10am-3pm; and Sundays, 11am-3pm. (Reduced hours during winter months are: Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm.)

The Chamber office and Visitor Center can be contacted by phone at 540-745-4407.  The Visitor Center's email address is info@VisitFloydVA.com and the Chamber office's email address is info@FloydChamber.org.  Visitor information can also be found online at www.VisitFloydVA.com and Chamber Information can be found online at www.FloydChamber.org.

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