The fastest among thousands of rubber floating ducks will be crowned at the 3rd Annual Margate Duck Derby, Sunday, August 13 (rain date August 20) from 11:00 am-1:00 pm; Amherst Avenue and the Bay at Washington Ave. The Margate Business Association will host the event and Visa gift cards will be awarded to the top 3 finishing ducks. Sponsored in part by the Carefree Boat Club of South Jersey, Ray Scott’s Docks, 100.7 WZXL, 95.1 WAYV, Shore Local and USADJ Entertainment.

It’s being billed a QUACK-A-PALOOZA at Ray Scott’s Dock!! Participants purchase raffle tickets with a corresponding number on a weighted, rubber duck. The ducks are released into the bay into a closed course and with a little help from the current, and a bay breeze, ducks cruise towards a funneled finish line. Duck owners have no interaction with the rubber ducks but they can cheer and watch the race from the Washington Ave. pier. Activities will begin at 11am with the derby beginning at approximately 11:30 am. The first three ducks to enter the finish area win! Prizes are Visa pre-paid gift cards with first prize winning $1000, 2nd $500 and third $250

Children can also try their luck at the Duck Chuck, Quack in the Hole, Fishin’ for Fowl and other great activities for some fun prizes. Providing musical entertainment is USA DJ Entertainment who will host a Chicken Dance competition with the best dancer winning a prize! To participate in this fowl flotilla, adults 21 and older can purchase their raffle tickets ($5 for one, $20 for 5) at Thrilling Thursdays’ Movies on the Beach, Margate Farmers Market on Thursdays at Steve and Cookie’s or from Wendy at Bocca Coal Fired Bistro-Tuesday and Wednesday 4pm-8pm. Tickets will not be sold on the day of the event.

For more information visit Raffle license ID# 289-8-3465, License # 772-2023.

Rain Date is August, 20. In the event that both dates are cancelled due to weather or tides the winner (s) shall be

determined by drawing from a container in accordance with the rules of Legalized Games of chance.

***All events and programs are subject to date change or cancellation Photos Credits: Tom Briglia