Priston Duck Race

Come and enjoy Priston's famous duck race!

New Year's Day 1 January 2024

11 for 11.30am

High Street, Priston BA2 9EB

Duck Race photo


The race takes place in Lower Priston, between Applecot and the bridge at the bottom of Priston High St. (Postcode BA2 9EB, What3Words:

If driving, please beware of pedestrians and park considerately.

Buy your ducks!

A Priston duck makes a great Christmas present - buy them for all your family and friends!

To buy ducks for £1 each, contact any Cricket Club member, or arrive by 11am on the day to leave enough time to purchase.

Children's ducks can be purchased in advance or on the day for £2 - leave time for your child to decorate. The ducks can be kept after the race, so make sure they are identifiable.


1st prize £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25, Last Duck £10
Children's Duck Race Prize £15.

Aprés duck!

After the race, walk up to the village green for hot soup/food.

The Ring O'Bells pub will be open over lunch-time.

There will be Morris dancing at the Village Green from noon. The Midsomer Norton Silver Band and the Barley Rye Choir will perform inside the pub, and you will also be able to enjoy a Mummers Play, songs, stories and folk music in the village hall during the afternoon.