Fakenham Duck and Raft Races 2019

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The races and picnic will take place at Goggs Mill 2nd June, starting at 10.30. Entry to the event is free.


The Great Fakenham Duck Race 

Super prizes and lots of fun

Ducks will cost £1.00 each and be available from 21st April at the Easter Sunday Funday until just before the race.  Once you buy a duck it is entered into the race (you do not get to keep the duck)


Raft Race

This is a fun event and we are looking for some exciting and colourful boats.  Why not give it a go.  You must pre book.

Entry Form pdf version

Entry Form Word Doc

Rules of entry


In partnership with Wensum Ospreys. Click their logo for more information.

Corporate Duck Race

This is being overseen by the Rotary Club of Fakenham and District.  Ducks can be purchased from them.  Details coming soon. For more information contact Gordon Turner gw_turner@icloud.com  07881525407

Fakenham Corporate Super Duck race

Thanks to these local businesses that have purchased a duck.  There is still time for your business to join in contact Gordon Turner gw_turner@icloud.com

Advanced Vehicle Wraps UK

Archant/Eastern Daily Press

Bill Cleyndert & Company Ltd

Dempsey Heating Ltd

Des Cooper Haircutters Ltd

Fakenham Garden Centre

Fakenham Sports Centre (Gallow)

Fakenham Eyewear

Gowards Funeral Services

Greg’s Tackle

Hayes + Storr

Kiddell Kitchens Ltd

Kinnerton Confectionery

M D Williamson Carpets Ltd

MHA Larking Gowen

Mike Caesari Plumbing and Property Maintenance

PMC Harvesters

R H Duffield Waste Services Ltd

Rotary Club of Fakenham and District

Soil Fertility Services (Downham Market)


Stephenson Smart

Taylors (Coffee Shop), 5 Oak Street, Fakenham.

The Grove Veterinary Hospital

W J Aldiss Ltd

If your business decides to support this community project, we will aim to make the event as much fun as possible and encourage participation and attendance.  We will also help promote your duck.  We will aim to do this by;

  • listing entries on our website
  • posting on social media (we do Facebook, Instagram and twitter)
  • distributing press and media releases
  • we have arranged a photo shoot at the Bridge in Goggs Mill Road on Thursday 23rd May at 5.00pm. You are invited to bring along your duck and join us.





If you would like a stall contact Active Fakenham at richard@activefakenham.org.uk or ring 07887 803091

Parking and drop off

There is no parking at the event.  You can park in town or see the North Norfolk Car Park website or Fakenham.info

There will be limited drop off.


There will be a Buskers Corner with live music











10.30                  Rafts assembled on land for judging

11.00                  Raft Racing

12.30                  Fakenham Corporate Super Duck Race

1.00                    Great Fakenham Duck Race

Through the day/morning

  • Food and stalls

      • Tea and Home Made cakes and sandwiches,Norfolk Country markets

    • Spanish Street food

    • First Aid
    • Osprey Canoe Club

    • Inflatable (£3 for a wrist band for the day)

    • Face painting

    • Fakenham Rugby Club

    • Others

  • Music

    • Buskers corner

PARKING Please note there is noparking on site. You can park in town or at the James Beck carpark, Olivet Way, Fakenham NR219PD. All are approximately an eight minutes walk away. There is limited drop off for people with mobility problems.



There is no parking on site but here is parking in town.  There is also free parking for the event at Becks Field on Olivet Way and a marked river walk to the event.  Vehicles are left at owners risk and we accept o responsibility. The walk is about ten minutes and there is limited drop off facilities for people with mobility problems at the races.