Join us for the Quacktivities!

4-H Duck Race

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Ithacans will gather 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.

This year the 4-H Duck Race will again be held in conjunction with the Compost Fair from Noon to 4 p.m. with the duck drop at 2pm. There will be live music and entertainment (including Rot-n-Roll and one-of-a-kind Compost Theatre), information booths, activities for kids, bins (including worm bins) for sale, continuous tours of our compost demonstration site and more!


Each Spring, 4-H members and volunteers team up to put on this fun, family-friendly event that raises as much as $12,000 for 4-H programs in Tompkins County. Individuals take “Chances” on numbered rubber ducks in the race, at $5/duck or $20/a flock of 5 ducks. See “How To Enter”.


A $750 Cash “Nest Egg” goes to the first duck across the finish line. 50 more Runner-Up prizes will be awarded to winning ducks. See our “Sponsors” and the complete list of prizes.

You need not be present to win, but why miss the fun?!! All proceeds benefit 4-H Youth Programs in Tompkins County.


Fun, games and food at the Extension Center (615 Willow Ave)

Don’t forget to stop by we have all sorts of fun including but not limited to: Animals, coin toss games, other games, hands on and educations compost displays, FOOD, and much more!


New 4-H Run!

This year we are mixing things up a bit. While we won’t be having a Color Splash Run we will be having another fun themed run coming soon. So please stay tuned. If you would like to be emailed when the registration please fill out the form on the 4H 5K Registration page.