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

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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


Sunday, April 28, 2019- Join us to watch 3400 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!

Mama Duck arrives at the 4-H Duck Race in style, Tompkins County NY

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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2014 Compost Fair, Tompkins County NY

Compost Fair

Don't miss our annual Compost Fair, held at CCE-Tompkins on 4/28/18 in conjunction with the 4H Duck Race; fun & educational for all ages!

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2008 4-H Rubber Duck Race, Ithaca NY

4-H Duck Race

Sunday, April 28th is a day of FAMILY FUN that raises $$$ for 4-H in Tompkins County! See 3400 rubber ducks race down Cascadilla Creek! CHANCES ON SALE NOW, HERE...

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Sherron Brown taking duck race orders by phone

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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Contact

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

Last updated April 18, 2019