CONTACT: Mike Forbes
The Ballater Duck Festival is held on the first Sunday in June (unless there’s a pandemic). It’s a family fun day on the village Greens in the centre of Ballater on Royal Deeside involving over 50 trade, craft and charity stalls and kids’ rides. As well as the local shops, restaurants and cafes, there are food stalls on the Green including vegan food, burgers, pizzas and donuts. The Ballater Pipe Band plays and there’s other live music, culminating in a giant inflatable duck race on the River Dee at 3pm. A Tote operates if anyone fancies a ‘flutter’ on one of the ducks.