Skip to content

The Great Duck Derby

  • Share:
Name: The Great Duck Derby
Date: June 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:


Cheer for your lucky ducks in-person or virtually via Facebook live as they race along the lazy river at Rock River Rapids during our first annual Great Duck Derby!
Qualifying ducks from each of the 7 heats will earn a spot in the championship race. ​ Ducks in the championship race will have a chance to swim away with up to $1,000 cash!
Participants DO NOT need to be present to win.

The first annual Great Duck Derby was originally planned in 2019 and set to debut at the 2020 Smoke on the Plains BBQ and Music Festival. Due to the global pandemic, we were forced to cancel our 2020 event. Although cancelling the Great Duck Derby after 2 years of planning was disappointing to us and our local business sponsors, we have been able to move the event location and are now looking forward to our upcoming 2021 event at Rock River Rapids!


Friday, June 25
First racing heat begins at 9:00 am
Rock River Rapids Lazy River
1900 E. James St.



  • Racing Duck (1): $5
  • Quack Pack (5): $20
  • Quacker's Dozen (12): $50
  • Flock of Ducks (25): $100

Heat Winner (7 Heats):

  • $20 Gift Card
Championship Heat:
  • Bronze Medal: $250
  • Silver Medal: $500
  • Gold Medal: $1,000
Click here to view all Racing Duck Number Assignments (please allow a few business days for updates)

For more information, please contact


Rock River Rapids - Lazy River
1900 E. James St.
Date/Time Information:
Friday, June 25
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact Information:
Lindsi Berry
Racing Duck (1 duck) - $5
Quack Pack (5 ducks) - $20
Quackers Dozen (12 ducks) - $50
Flock of Ducks (25 ducks) - $100

Scroll To Top