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It’s time to get ducky! The Great Appomattox Duck Race & Festival is here to benefit homeless pets in our community! Everyone is encouraged to adopt a rubber duck NOW…then spend a fun-filled day at the festival to cheer on their duck as they race down the Appomattox River. Anyone 18 & up can adopt a duck for the race for just $5. Proceeds from The Great Appomattox River Duck Race benefit Off the Chain Animal Rescue, a local 501c3 charity.


Rubber ducks are available for adoption online using a credit card at Eventbrite or you can adopt a duck in person (cash only) at the Appomattox Boat Harbor & Harbor Blast events PRIOR TO THE DAY OF THE EVENT. In addition, ducks are available at a variety of community events, including Farmers Markets, and more. We can’t guarantee any ducks will be available to adopt on the day of the race – so get your ducks in a row before the event!