Ballater Duck Festival

The annual Ballater Duck Festival, held on the first Sunday in June from 11am to 4pm, is a family fun day on the Village Green (AB35 5NE) in the centre of Ballater on Royal Deeside involving 40-50 trade, craft and charity stalls, with entertainment for children including bouncy castle, bouncy slide and merry-go-round. 

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The 2021 Ballater Duck Festival will go ahead this year on Sunday 15 August on condition that social distancing restrictions in Scotland will be lifted on 9 August, but any changes to this will be posted on our Facebook page ‘ballaterduckfestival’ and emails sent to booked stallholders

Busy Stalls at DuckFest
Busy Stalls at DuckFest

As well as the local shops, restaurants and cafes, there are food stalls on the Green including burgers, pizza and donuts.  The Ballater Pipe Band plays and there’s live musical entertainment on the stage plus many other events on the Green, culminating in a giant inflatable duck race on the River Dee at 3pm and a Tote if you fancy a ‘flutter’ on one of the ducks.

Ducks and the Crowd at DuckFest
Ducks and the Crowd at DuckFest

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Pipe Band Parade with Winning Duck
Pipe Band Parade with Winning Duck