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

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

Ducks make their way down the falls.

Ducks make their way down the falls.

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

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

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

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

4-H Duck Race & Cayuga Challenge 5K & Kid's 2K


Sunday, April 23, 2017- Join us to watch 3400 bright yellow rubber ducks tumble over the falls at Cascadilla Gorge Trail then bob down Cascadilla 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!

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Quack-tivities!

Find out when the ducks will drop into the falls, what time winners will be announced, and times for ALL the great ACTIVITIES taking place at CCE-Tompkins all day long!

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Compost Fair

Celebrate spring's arrival at the annual Compost Fair at Tompkins County Cooperative Extension! In conjunction with the 4H Duck Race, this event is fun and educational for kids of all ages.

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4-H Rubber Duck Race & 5K

Sunday, April 23rd is a day of fun that raises $$$ for 4-H in Tompkins County, including a 5k fun run, and a rubber duck race down Cascadilla Creek! Find out how you can buy your duck chances online, here...

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How To Enter

Chances on rubber ducks are $5/each or $20 for a flock of 5. Get all the details on how to get your chances online, by mail and in-person, and when sales close!

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Did You Win?

Visit our LIST OF WINNERS to see if yours was the Lucky Duck that came in 1ST in our 4-H Rubber Duck Race on Sunday 4/23! Thanks for your support!

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4-H Cayuga Challenge

Register now for the 5K or 2K kids' run in beautiful Cass Park on Sunday, April 30th. Secure online signup for individuals or teams. All proceeds benefit 4-H in Tompkins County!

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Contact

Megan Tifft
4-H Youth Development Team Leader
met38@cornell.edu
(607) 272-2292 ext. 138

Last updated April 24, 2017