Annual Fall Fair & Wood Duck Derby

October 5, 2019
Painting pumpkins at the Fall Fair

Celebrate autumn with a full day of fun for the whole family at Stony Brook's 41st Annual Fall Fair on Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 am–4:00 pm! 

The sanctuary's field will be full of local artisans selling handmade wares, live music, children's games, trail walks, and more. 

And you definitely don't want to miss the most popular event of the day—the 6th Annual Wood Duck Derby!

Other Highlights

  • Pumpkin painting, cupcake decorating, face painting, & a moon bounce
  • Meet live animals including alpacas, birds of prey, & rabbits
  • Shop handmade items crafted by local artisans
  • Delicious backyard cookout fare served up by the Norfolk Lions Club

Proceeds from Fall Fair ticket sales support Stony Brook's school programs, community outreach, summer camp, and conservation efforts.


$4 Adult • $3 Child

Avoid the line at the admissions gate by registering online ahead of time! Maximum entrance fee is $14 per family.

Pre-Pay Online >

6th Annual Wood Duck Derby

Race begins at ~2:00 pm

Come cheer on the Wood Ducks (aka rubber ducks) as they race to the finish line in this wildly popular fundraiser that takes place at Stony Brook during the sanctuary's Annual Fall Fair! This event is sponsored in collaboration with the Norfolk Community League.

Better yet, get in on the excitement by purchasing your own racers online or at the festival! Your duck could win you the Grand Prize of $750 cash or one of several other great prizes. 

Get all the details & enter the race >

All proceeds from the Wood Duck Derby will benefit Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary and the Norfolk Community League.