Saturday, September 23, 2017
FREE FOR SPECTATORS!
Join businesses, organizations, friends and families from throughout the region as they come together on September 23, 2017 for the 3rd Annual Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival.Register Your Team Now
This family-friendly event, which is produced by Bucks County Dragon Boat Association (BCDBA) and presented by St. Mary Medical Center, offers a day of fun, culture and competition with the overarching goal of “paddling out hunger” in the region.
The Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival will be held in scenic Core Creek Park (Langhorne, Pa) and registration is open to teams of all levels – community to sport.
When you’re not racing, you and your fan club can check out the many vendors and cultural presentations that will be offered throughout the day.
Bucks County Dragon Boat Association is proud to produce this festival.
Visit us at: buckscountydragonboat.org
and like us on Facebook
Wanna try dragon boating but don’t know where to start? Find out what dragon boat racing is all about thru our Lightning Program. All paddlers welcome. Our experienced and fun coaches will teach you the basics thru on-the-water practice and end with a race night on the Delaware! This is a great way to check out dragon boating while having ALOT of fun!
Team Lightning – Community Race Crew
Based out of New Hope (metered street parking or lot parking permit is available for purchase)
Practices will begin JUNE 2017
Wooden Paddle and life vest will be provided
Practice nights will be on Monday evenings (6:00 PM) in New Hope:
Monday, June 5, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017 Race Night!
Please arrive at 6:00 pm
Our Boathouse Address is:
156 South Main Street
New Hope PA 18938
There is a spot to leave your keys and bag in our boathouse.
Optional parking permit available
What to wear:
Fast drying clothes, water shoes, hat – bring hydration
This is a water sport, so you may get wet – change of clothes is always a good idea
No Refunds or Credits. We are a volunteer run organization – our focus is on running our dragon boat program. Thank you for understanding.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come-first serve basis.
Anyone can participate in the Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival. All you need are two dozen friends, family members or co-workers who are interested in giving dragon boat racing a try!
Each team can register up to 24 paddlers (no less than 18) plus a drummer and a steersperson. A steersperson will be provided for those teams who need one.
$1250/Community crews for Teams that register by May 31, 2017 (includes entry to the race, one practice for community division teams and all the equipment necessary to race) . That’s $100 off the regular registration fee PLUS a 10′ x 10′ tent for race day
$1000 for Sports Division crews if paid BY May 31, 2017 PLUS a 10′ x 10′ tent for race day – $1200 if paid AFTER June 1, 2017Register Your Team Now
More than 900,000 individuals in the Delaware Valley are presently at risk of food insecurity. This is a fact that BCDBA is working to change through the Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival. With the help of our festival sponsors, vendors and participating teams, we will take a significant step toward realizing our vision of “paddling out hunger” in the region.
Proceeds and food donations from the festival will benefit our charity partner, the Bucks County Housing Group, which operates food pantries in Doylestown, Penndel and Milford Square.
Member of Eastern Regional Dragon Boat Association (ERDBA)
Thanks to the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation for their support of this event.