2018 - The Race is On!!

The Great Overton Duck race is taking to the river once more on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August.

We launched this year's duck sales at the Overton School Fete and over the weekend of the Scarecrow Festival. Every Saturday morning during August you'll be able to find us in the Community Center square.

You can also buy ducks here on the website and on the day right up to the start of each race. Don't forget - you can also race your own bathtime buddy in our thrilling "Race Your Own Duck" race at 5pm.
Your duckie could win you £50!!

The Great Overton Duck Race 2018

Bank Holiday Monday - 27th August.
Flashetts, Station Road, Overton

Win a Duck in the Great Duck Hunt

Find a Lucky Ducky in our Great Duck Hunt and you could win a duck in a race on the day.

Just look out for the posters around the village, scan the QR code to see if you're a winner!

For full details click here

Fancy having a craft stall at the event??

Stalls are just £10 per pitch for the afternoon of the event
Drop us a line on the contact page to check for availability

Rules for "Race Your Own Duck"

The "Race Your Own Duck" race is a hugely popular part of the afternoon, with people's own bathtime buddies taking to the course in a bid to win £50 for their owners. Having a huge variety of sizes of ducks int he race can produce fascinating results - a low breeze day favours bigger ducks, while high cross winds and slow water tend to see the little guys perform.

To keep everyone's chances as even as possible, the winning duck will be the first to cross the finish line the RIGHT WAY UP.

Owners can ensure their charges remain feet-downwards by adding a weight (we suggest, not too much weight...) to the base of the duck. All the racing ducks are fitted with just such self-righting devices, to make sure the races are best viewed from above the water.

Once again, the flotilla of intrepid racers takes to the river to bring an afternoon of fun and fund-raising in true Overton style. Eight races - the winner of each winning £20 for the lucky 'owner' - put 5 finalists through to the Grand Final for the chance to win £100. Add to that the "Race Your Own Duck" race, a superb barbecue, bar, tombola, craft stalls, ice creams, face paints and you have the perfect formula for a fun way to crown the last big weekend of the summer.

All proceeds from the event go to facilities for St Mary's Hall, Overton.

The Duck Race is staged with the kind permission of Portals De La Rue Ltd.

Duck Race 2018 Sponsors:

The Artizans
Portals De La Rue Ltd
Parnell Jordy & Harvey
Editorial Office
Pyrotastic Fireworks
Overton Taekwondo
The Greyhound
Turners Butchers
Overton Dramatic Society
Overton Bathroom Centre
Executive Dry Cleaners
H C Travel
Test Valley Golf Club
White Hart Hotel


Would you like to sponsor
a race??

For just 40 you'll get full
acknowledgement in the
run-up to and throughout
the event. Have flyers on
hand for visitors all day and a duck of your own in your own race!!

Send us a message on our contact page for more details.