Downham Market Water Festival on the Great Ouse Relief Channel
Downham Market Water Festival on the Great Ouse Relief Channel

The 2014 Downham Market Water Festival and Dragon Boat Race will take place on Sunday 10th August 10am to 4pm.

And, as in previous years, the Water Festival is looking for teams to compete in the infamous Dragon Boat Race on the Great Ouse Relief Channel.

Once again a host of local businesses and organisations (many in fancy-dress!) will take to the waters around Hythe Bridge competing to see who will become the Downham Market Dragon Boat Champions.

dragon-boat-scanThe festival, now in its 8th year, includes plenty of shore-side entertainment too; as well as cheering on the teams spectators can enjoy a funfair, face painting and various stalls.

If you are willing to help with the event set-up, pack-up or as a volunteer marshal please get in contact.

How To Enter a Team

Team slots will be sold on a first come first served basis. Teams can be made up of 8-10 paddlers and 1 drummer.

Team entry costs £160 (£150 for early birds – before 30th June). No experience is necessary as a full briefing will be given on the day. The only requirement is that each team member must be able to swim.

For more information contact the Downham Market Town Council or download a Dragon Boat Team Entry Form.