Duck Race
Duck Race
Duck Race


4-H Duck Race 2024

  • Sunday, April 28, 2024, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County is proud to announce that the 4-H Duck Race will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 11am-4pm. Join us to watch 3,000 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 is among the first 50 to cross the finish line! Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and activities for families 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!

One duck chance is $5.00 or a flock of five ducks is $20.00. Each entry is assigned a number corresponding with the duck(s) prior to the event.

Your duck numbers will be available 11am, Sunday, April 28th, at CCE.

PRIZES: Top-finishing ducks win great prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. Grand Prize is $500 CASH “NEST EGG.” Other prizes include DeWalt Tools, Amazon Alexas, Instant Pot Air Fryer, Primitive Pursuits Program Voucher, Gift Certificates to Local Businesses, and MORE!!!

We greatly appreciate your support in continuing this tradition by contributing to this extremely beneficial fundraiser. All proceeds from the 4-H Duck Race will go directly into supporting 4-H youth development programs that have been helping to build career and life skills of youth across the county for over 75 years.


Admission is Free (Ducks available for purchase online!)



Jess Wright
4-H Administrative Assistant


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated April 16, 2024