4-H Duck Race 1

Spectators line the banks of Cascadilla Gorge waiting for the Duck Drop.

4-H Duck Drop 3

Ducks make their way down the falls.

2014 Compost Fair, Tompkins County NY

There's lots to do and learn at the COMPOST FAIR!

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"Mama Duck" greets visitors at the 4-H Duck Race!

4-H Duck Race

4/1/2020 Update

Due to current circumstances we have decided to postpone the 4-H Duck Race until September. We are still working on finalizing a date so please stay tuned. If you have already purchased duck chances they will carry over to the new date. If you haven’t’ purchased duck chances yet you can still do so at www.4hduckrace.com

Sunday, April 26, 2020- Join us to watch 3000 bright yellow rubber ducks tumble over the Cascadilla Creek falls at the Cornell Botanic Gardens' Cascadilla Gorge Trail then bob down the creek in a frantic and fabulous race to the 4-H Education Center on Willow Avenue. Take a chance on a duck and win GREAT PRIZES if your duck among the first 50 to cross the finish line!  Enjoy refreshments, live music and entertainment, activities for kids, and the ever-popular COMPOST FAIR all afternoon long, at the CCE-Tompkins Education Center at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. All proceeds support 4-H youth programs in Tompkins County!  In addition enjoy Streets Alive on the same day....just minutes from CCETC.


Megan Tifft
4-H Youth Development Team Leader
(607) 272-2292 ext. 138

Last updated April 2, 2020