Duck Derby 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Duck Derby is a fun annual event where thousands of rubber ducks—sponsored by individuals just like you—are released on an incoming tide for an epic race from Buzzards Bay into Allens Pond.
With fierce determination, they fight their way to the finish line where the first five to cross win a Grand Prize! Many other lucky ducks will claim fantastic runner-up prizes, including a special honor for the "Slacker Quacker" (the last duck to finish the race). The full list of prizes will be posted online on July 15.
Because this year marks both our 18th Duck Derby and Mass Audubon's 125th anniversary, we have some special treats in store! This beloved event supports Mass Audubon's ecological and outreach projects.
Sponsor a Duck to Enter the Race
You can purchase duck sponsorships online up until the day before the race—don't delay! Online duck sales end August 18 at 5:00 pm ET.
If you have questions, don't hesitate to email us or call 508-636-2437.
Race Details & Prizes
The ducks will line up for a mid-afternoon start to paddle on the incoming tide from Buzzards Bay into Allens Pond. The Grand Prize winners will be announced on social media, in local newspapers, and on the Allens Pond website. You don't have to be present to win.
Watching the Race
Follow the ducks as they navigate the course! This is a staff-guided walk, as it involves crossing private property. Paid registration is required ($15/person) to join the walk and view the race progress.
New for 2021: Choose Your GRAND PRIZE
This year we're offering not just one but FIVE Grand Prizes! In the order their ducks finish the race, the first five winners will get to pick from the following prizes:
- $5,000 cash
- Dinner for 10 at the Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary of your choice
- Osprey Adventure with overnight accommodation (1 night) local to Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, a picnic breakfast, & an Osprey Boat Tour with one of our biologists
- Native Planting Consultation for a location of your choice (a yard, neighborhood block, local park, etc.) with design plan and plants included
- Animal Encounter at one of Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries
→ Please read the Duck Derby Official Rules for more information about winner selection, prize claims, and event regulations.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Save the date! We'll be hosting a series of walks, educational programs, a silent auction, and more at Allens Pond the Saturday prior to the race.
More information to come.
2021 Event Sponsors
Many thanks to this year's Grand Prize Sponsors. Because of their generosity, 100% of all duck sponsorships will directly support Mass Audubon's ecological and outreach projects. Please consider supporting these local businesses and let them know you appreciate their support of Mass Audubon!
Grand Prize Sponsors
|The Bayside Restaurant||Sylvan Nursery Inc.|