What is the Duck Derby?

The Duck Derby is an annual fundraiser benefiting the Montclair Ambulance Unit! During Fall Fest, Montclair Ambulance Unit partners with Montclair's Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs to have spectators watch dozens of 

yellow rubber ducks splashdown into the pond at Edgemont Park, 

the top three lucky ducks get crowned winner! 

Fall Fest kicks off at 12 noon with entertainment for the entire family. The parade to the pond is at 3:15pm with splashdown at 3:30pm. 

All Duck Derby proceeds benefit MAU's life-saving mission as an independent emergency medical service. It has been the generous support through events like this that have helped keep this service alive!

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Purchase racing ducks or sponsor the event...

Raft of Racing Ducks


A full Duck Derby team of 

10 racing duck tickets.

Parade to the Pond Signage


   Have your name printed on a lawn sign on the path to the duck launch. 

Event Sponsor


Highlight your business while supporting MAU's emergency response!



What time do the ducks race?

Fall Fest begins at 12 noon. Parade to the Pond takes off at 3:15pm. Splashdown to begin the race at 3:30pm. 

How do my ducks get in the water?

A numbered tag is put on the bottom of every duck that plans to race! Each number corresponds to someone who has purchased a racing duck. On race day we carry all the ducks to the pond and then dump them in at the start of the race! 

How will I know if my duck wins?

The top three ducks take the prize! We will announce the winners immediately following the race. No need to be present, we can email or call you. 

Can I purchase a racing duck for my child?

Racing duck purchases must be made in the name of an adult, age 18 or older. 

Are they real ducks or rubber ducks?

Rubber ducks, silly!

How do I purchase a racing duck?

Single Duck: $10 (must be purchased in person)     Raft of Ducks(10): $100 

In person: Check the calendar below to see where we will be selling ducks or pick them up at Montclair Recreation (205 Claremont Avenue) or MAU Headquarters (95 Walnut Street).

Online: A raft of racing ducks (10) can be purchased online. Online sales will be open until 11:59pm on October 18th. 

At the event: You can purchase your racing ducks from 12 noon until approximately 3pm on race day!

Find us in town to purchase your racing duck...

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Check back for an updated schedule of where we will be selling duck tickets!