Annual Duck Derby

Duck Derby
Where would you go?

The Duck Derby is a fun, annual event where participants "adopt" rubber ducks and then race them from Buzzards Bay into Allens Pond.

The first duck across the finish line wins its owner the Grand Prize! But other ducks shouldn't be counted out—there are 40+ other fabulous prizes to win.

→ GRAND PRIZE: Dinner for two anywhere in the world!
(Includes round-trip airfare & lodging for two nights)

Previous destinations include Hawaii, India, Aruba, Zambia, New Zealand, Tanzania, China, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, France, and Ecuador. Regardless of the chosen destination, Mass Audubon purchases an offset of the carbon cost of the roundtrip flight for the Grand Prize Winner's trip in partnership with NativeEnergy through Help Build™ carbon offsets.

Race Day

Saturday, August 10, 2019 • Starts at mid-day

For 16th Annual Duck Derby, the race will start at mid-day to catch the incoming tide. Winners will be announced at the Duck Derby Festival

You do not have to be present to win.


Sunday, August 11, 2019 • 11:00 am–2:00 pm

Join us the day after the race to find out who won the Grand Prize as well which competitors snagged one of the other 40+ fantastic prizes. But the festival fun doesn't stop there! Bring the whole family to enjoy loads of activities and educational exhibits from Allens Pond and partner organizations, a delicious $5 BBQ with amazing homemade desserts, live music, a silent auction, and a live plant auction. 

Duck Derby 2018 Results >

All proceeds from this event support Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary.

Get in the Race! 

Adopt Your Ducks for the 2019 Duck Derby

You can adopt ducks online at any time for next year's race. Looking for a gift for the holidays, a birthday, or just for fun? Ducks make great gifts!

Buy Your Ducks Online >