Pine River Duck Races return June 17

2 p.m. Friday races will have a new look at the new rock riffle dam.

The first annual duck races introduced a new award in 2017 for the person who cheered on their duck loudest.
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PINE RIVER — After a COVID-19 and construction hiatus, the Pine River Duck Races are back for the first time at the new Norway Brook Dam in Pine River.

Duck race season kicked off Friday, June 23, at the Pine River Dam and a duchess was crowned. Skylar Delapena of Pine River was declared the season's first Duchess of Duck after winning the grand duck-off race, in which the winners of all previou...

Setup begins at 1 p.m. with races to begin at 2 p.m. Fridays, June 17-Aug. 19.

Participants may rent a numbered duck decoy for $1 and that duck will be dumped in the river with competitor ducks. After a few heats there will be a heat for those who won races. The winner of that heat will be named Duke or Duchess of Duck before being given a scepter, crown, sash and prize.

Proceeds from the event support The Warehouse and Pine River Chamber of Commerce.

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