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Wildquack Duck River Festival
Location: Jackson Village Park
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Jackson, New Hampshire: A recognized quintessential New England Village and a highly visited resort destination plays host to the 24th running of the Ducks Sunday May 26, 2013.
Come see this wild and zany event that has been a favorite for more than 20 years. Families, friends, singles, writers, photographers… You really need to see this one for yourself. Watching more than 3,500 yellow rubber ducks make their way down the Wildcat River to the finish line will excite the child in all of you. There is No Admissions Fee anyone can pick a spot on the side of the river where you will share the excitement as the ducks pass you and try to maneuver there way through the rocks to their final destination. Duck races are not unusual but Jackson’s duck races are fast becoming famous for the eclectic selection of ducks coming together to race. You have your regular yellow ducks that look like all the other duck race ducks but then you have the Olympic Ducks with their fire stripes and the BIG ducks and they are BIG both in size and in prizes. So remember when visiting the Wildquack duck race you are going to see some very different racing styles. The prizes are incredible offering more than $2,500 in cash and 50 other prizes including vacation stays, dining certificates, spa treatments, gift baskets, attractions tickets and so much more. Black Bear Realty to sponsor "Last Prize" again this year by providing us with an incredible Mountain Bike. You won't want to miss the incredible Silent Auction that offers more than $5,000 in choice stays, dining opportunities, gift baskets, art work, photos and so much more.
Everyone should come hungry and be sure to check out all the fabulous barbeque foods offered by local and visiting chefs, try the kettle corn, ice cream, lobster sandwiches and more. Watch the “ever growing” parade starting from the Covered Bridge at 1:30 PM, have your picture taken with “Wildquack” the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Duck, visit local businesses and really enjoy this “ole” fashioned “Day in the Park”. Watch for a chance to become this year's Wildquack Duck River Festival King or Queen where some lucky person will be treated like the royalty they are!
Find out who will be this year’s “Jackson’s Cake Boss” (Winner will receive a $200 purse!) just be sure to enter early by calling the office today (603) 383-9356. Judging will be done by three local chefs and announced at the event. All visitors can taste the entries for a $1 donation. Be sure to stop by the “Jackson Cake Boss Competition Tent area and try out all the yummy cakes. Do you think you’ve got talent? If you have any talent and would like to show it off... be sure to register for your “5 Minutes of Fame” contest. Winner will be selected by our M/C's and the winner will receive a prize package valued over $200. Entries must fill our an application and there is a $15 entry fee per act. Acts will be given 5 minutes on stage.
To learn more about how and where you should go to get your Duck Tickets, to volunteer, to register for Jackson’s Cake Boss or 5 Minutes of Fame Contests call the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce today at (603)383-9356 or be sure to keep checking back for more details as we get closer to the event.
Thanking our additional prize sponsors: R & R Woodworkers, Story Land, White Mountain Photography
Wildcat Mountain is our Ticket Sponsor again this year!