Winner of Michigan Rubber Ducky Race Gets $500
The 32nd Annual Rubber Ducky Festival, this month in Michigan, features a rubber ducky race down a river with the winner bringing home $500. See how to enter.
The Rubber Ducky Festival will take place in downtown Bellaire, August 12th - 18th, with the rubber ducky race on August 17th.
The quarter-mile race goes down Intermediate River and includes 2,000 rubber ducks.
Visitors can buy a duck in the race for $5. The top 27 ducks win a cash prize:
- 1st = $500
- 2nd = $300
- 3rd = $100
- 4th-7th = $50
- 8th-27th = $10
The festival features several other events throughout the week including an arts & crafts show, bounce houses, slides, face painting, a free kid's movie, an appearance from Smokey the Bear and more.
The Grand Parade and Rubber Ducky Race start at 3:00 on Saturday, August 17. The race starts at North Bridge after the parade and finishes at Riverside Marina.