The ducks are coming… May 13th, 2023

Starting at 10 a.m., the Duck Derby Community Festival kicks off at Osborne Park in Euharlee. The festival will feature local entertainment, high school seniors competing for cash scholarships, an exciting rubber duck race with 20,000 rubber ducks in the river, and in the end, one lucky duck adopter will win a $10,000 cash prize.

Event FAQ


Who does the Duck Derby benefit?

The Duck Derby proceeds benefit Advocates for Children.

Advocates for Children provides services to children and families who have been the victims of abuse and neglect. We offer multiple layers of personal care through an array of programs to reduce the incidence of child abuse. Advocates for Children serves 11 Northwest Georgia counties offering safety, comfort, and hope to over 13,000 children and families every year.

What is the Duck Derby?

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 Etowah River and the winning duck will win $10,000.

What is included with a $250 VID package?

You will get 1 duck entered in the VID race that takes place immediately before the main race. The winning VID duck will take home a $1,000 cash prize. Also included with a VID package are 50 ducks entered in the main race with the winner taking home the $10,000 prize!

Where is the Duck Derby?

Join us for our Family Fun Festival in Downtown Euharlee at Osborne Park on Saturday, May 13th from 10 am to 3 pm. We will have games, face painting, and other entertainment! The winning duck will be announced live at 2:00 pm. Don’t miss it!

The last day to purchase a ticket is Friday, May 12th 2023 at 5 PM

The last day to adopt your duck online is Saturday, May 13th 2023 at 11 AM

If you would like to participate in our 2023 Duck Derby event, we are always looking for:

  • High School Seniors to compete in our Quacky Cash competition
  • Duck Sales Teams- sell at your business, church, or any other location

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

Advocates for Children Growing Hope out of Hurt


P.O. Box 446
Cartersville, GA 30120