19th Annual Beaver Creek Festival and Duck Race

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19th Annual Beaver Creek Festival and Duck Race

Date: 11/29/14

19th Annual Beaver Creek Festival and Duck Race

Charlie Jackson and Gladys Hair Parks

2 Spaulding Road
Corner of Spaulding Road, East Railroad Street and Cherry Street
Montezuma, GA 31063

478-472-4777 | 478-472-2391

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Get ready for a splashing good time at the Beaver Creek Festival and Duck Race on Nov. 29, 2014. The Beaver Creek Festival is Historic Downtown Montezuma's annual heritage observation. Initially called the "Flood Festival," it was established by the Montezuma Merchants Association after the "Flood of the Century" to help raise capital to support the rehabilitation of historic downtown and the Railroad Depot.

The festival is held in Charlie Jackson Unity Park, a once-thriving city block reduced to rubble by fire. The fountain and park symbolize the community's commitment to historic preservation and revitalization. 

More than 3,000 visitors attend the festival annually. The grand finale is a duck race hosted to rekindle the spirit of revival required to recover from disaster. A flock of colorful ducks will be launched by the Montezuma Fire Department into Beaver Creek at 2:45 p.m. to race downstream to the finish line at the South Dooly Street Bridge.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Free Parking, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Special Tags

    Film & Music Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages, Kids (5-8), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18), Toddlers (up to 5), Tweens (9-12)

    Type

    African American, Antique, Craft & Hobby, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Food, Wine & Beer, Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Family Friendly, Farmers Markets & Agritourism, Free Things to Do, History & Heritage, Music & Concerts

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