Duck Derby 2018
Saturday, August 18
Get Your Ducks In a Row for the 15th Annual Duck Derby at Allens Pond
This year we’ll be racing the rubber ducks on the mid-day tide on Saturday, August 18. Then bring the whole family to the post-race Duck Derby Festival the next day on August 19.
What’s the big deal? Only a Grand Prize of dinner for two, anywhere in the world, with round-trip airfare and 2 nights’ lodging included! In addition, Mass Audubon will purchase an offset of the carbon cost of the roundtrip flight for the grand prize Duck Derby winner in partnership with NativeEnergy through Help Build™ carbon offsets.
Get Your Ducks
There are lots of ways to adopt your ducks and enter the race.
Buy Them Online
You can adopt ducks online up until the day before the race—don't delay! Online duck sales end August 17 at 5:00 pm.
By Phone or In-Person
Phone and in-person duck sales end August 18 at 11:45 am.
- Call the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-636-2437.
- Stop by our table at the Dartmouth Farmer's Market (August 17, 1-6 pm)
- Visit the Allens Pond Field Station (1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA)
- Drop by the duck adoption table at the Bayside Restaurant during lunch and/or dinner hours.
You do not have to be present to win!
The ducks will line up for a mid-day start to paddle on the incoming tide from Buzzards Bay into Allens Pond. The Grand Prize winner will be announced during the post-race Duck Derby Festival the next day.
Watching the Race
If you want to follow the ducks as they navigate the course, you must be registered for the Duck Derby Race Viewing ($10/Member, $12/Nonmember).
You can also register by phone when you call the Field Station at 508-636-2437.
The Duck Derby Festival
Sunday, August 19 • 11 am-2 pm
- Mouthwatering $5 BBQ
- Educational Exhibits
- Kids’ Games & Crafts
- Live Music
- Silent Auction
- Live Plant Auction
- Winner’s Announcements—including the Grand Prize
Last year’s winner, Caron Rocha, traveled to Hawaii with her children and enjoyed good food, adventure, and company. Those lucky ducks!
Sunday, August 19 • 11 am-1:30 pm
We have some amazing items up for bid in this year's silent auction. Take a look at our auction preview to start planning your bidding strategy for the items you want! In person bidding only—no phone bids will be accepted.
A Big Thanks to Our 2018 Grand Prize Sponsors!
Travel Arrangements Provided By:
Buckley & Moniz