Mama Duck arrives at the 4-H Duck Race in style, Tompkins County NY
Image by Sandy Repp

Come down to the CCE-Tompkins Education Center for live music, food and activities!

4-H Duck Race 1

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

4-H Duck Drop 3

A staff member watches ducks make their way down the falls.

2014 Compost Fair, Tompkins County NY

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

Program of Quack-tivities


10:00am-4:00pm - Activities

Come down to the CCE-Tompkins Education Center for live music, food, displays, activities for kids, and an educational Compost Fair! All FREE and open to the public. Buy your last-minute duck chances until 1PM unless sold out.

2:00 pm - Duck Race Launch

Come watch 3400 bright yellow ducks tumble over Cascadilla Falls, at Cornell Botanic Gardens Cascadilla Gorge Trail. Enter the natural area at Tremen Triangle, located at the intersection of University Avenue and Linn Street in downtown Ithaca. Follow your ducks as they race down Cascadilla Creek, and cheer them on to the finish line!

3:00-4:00 pm - Duck Race Prizes & Awards

Presentation at 4-H / Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue by Route 13 in Ithaca. There will be games/activities and displays at the Center, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Event coincides with the annual CCE-Tompkins Master Composters' "COMPOST FAIR", also held at Education Center!!!


Last updated July 26, 2019