Spring Fling, Central Hawke's Bays celebration of Spring

Waipawa Spring Festival AKA Duck Day 2022

Now in it's 28th year, the Waipawa Spring Festival affectionately known by many as Duck Day is not only a Fair with stalls, food and entertainment but also the day when over 1500 little plastic ducks race down the Waipawa River. The Fair is held in Nelly Jull Park, Waipawa, and surrounds with the duck race held on the Waipawa River - access from Harker St. Duck tickets are on sale from local retailers from September. Prizes for first, second, third and last and heaps of spots. Stall sites available. 

Stalls are just $25 for a 3x3 with all stall fees going to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Duck tickets on sale in September at local retailers. For more details contact the organizers through FB Waipawa Spring Festival or by email pip.burne@gmail.com.

Waipawa Spring Festival is a part of Central Hawke's Bay Spring Fling. The Spring Fling is a series of standout events through September and October, capturing the essence of springtime in Central Hawke's Bay!

Spring is a stunning time of year in Central Hawke's Bay and the Spring Fling is a wonderful showcase of the region.

Spring Fling events span from Otane to Takapau, Tikokino to Porangahau, and offer plenty of variety for visitors to experience the very best Central Hawke's Bay in spring.

However, you choose to enjoy the Spring Fling, we look forward to hosting you in this beautiful part of Hawke's Bay, with warm Central Hawke's Bay hospitality.

The Spring Fling is proudly supported by the following partners