June 12th, 2022

Join the fun on June 12 with the opening of the Festival Park Farmer’s Market by Local Colorado and the Ducky Derby and Street Fair. The Farmers Market opens at 9:00. At the Market, you will find a carefully curated assortment local, handcrafted foods, art and crafts provided by local Colorado vendors.  Come for lunch and enjoy food from local food trucks and beer at the beer tent. Entertainment will be provided throughout the event by local musicians. Kids can have their face painted and participate in carnival games.
The main event for the day is the Ducky Derby, where thousands of numbered rubber duckies are released into Plum Creek at 2:00 and they “race” a half mile to the finish line. The first two duckies will earn a new E-bike for their ticket holders.  Duckies 3-10 earn cash prizes money for their ticket holders. 
The Ducky Derby is the largest annual fundraiser for the Castle Rock Rotary Clubs.
Tickets are available NOW. You can also purchase tickets from any Castle Rock Rotarian, at the Farmers Market at Festival Park on Sundays from May 8 - June 5, at the Rotary Tables in Festival Park on Derby Day, June 12th.  
Watch for the Rotary Ducky at community events this spring and summer.  
This Event Supports Local Non-Profit Organizations
2021-2022 recipients include:
Wellspring Community
Help and Hope Center/Douglas County Task Force
Castle Rock Senior Activity Center
Douglas Land Conservancy Educational Programming
Douglas County Library Foundation
Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation
Castle Rock Outreach Programs Food Bank
Castle Rock PD Heroes and Helpers
Front Range High School Rodeo Team
Eagle Scout Projects
College Scholarships
The Rotary Clubs in Castle Rock are part of Rotary International, a worldwide humanitarian organization with over 1.2 million members.  The Rotary motto is: "Service above Self". 
Complete rules of the race can be viewed at 2022 Ducky Derby Rules.