It’s a really quacky concept. To win the guaranteed Grand Prize of $10,000 cash, all you have to do is adopt a duck. Duck Adoptions range in price from $5-$250. Each duck you adopt will be released into the man-made water raceway at Sam Smith Park for onlookers to watch as they race their way down to the finish line. We will have some special guests catching the winners from the water once they reach the finish.

There will be multiple races and the first crates of ducks from each will be pulled to race in the grand prize race. If your duck is the first one pulled from the grand prize race, you will win the GRAND PRIZE of $10,000!

Saturday, May 16, 2020
4 PM – 9:45 PM
Main Duck Race starts at 6:30 PM

Where is the Duck Derby?
Sam Smith Park.

You read that right! No, there’s no river or lake. We’ve gone a little QUACKY and have decided to create our own water raceway with help from our amazing friends and Corporate Partners at Gerdau Ameristeel! You can expect to see a starting pool and end pool connected together with a winding waterway. This allows event attendees to watch the ducks from start to finish and enjoy the excitement as their ducks race along to hopefully win the $10,000 prize!

We are currently looking for the following individuals/businesses to help with our 2020 Duck Derby event:

  • High School Seniors to compete in our Quacky Cash competition
  • Sales Teams to sell ducks at their business/location

Anyone interested should contact Renee at or by calling 770-387-1143.

Advocates for Children Growing Hope out of Hurt


P.O. Box 446
Cartersville, GA 30120