June 13th, 2021

Join the fun on June 13 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 of local, handcrafted foods, art and crafts provided by local Colorado vendors.  Come for lunch and enjoy food from several local food trucks and beer on tap at the beer tent.  Entertainment will be provided throughout the event by the Wellspring Community STARS and local musicians.  Kids can have their faces painted and participate in a ducky decorating contest.
The main event for the day is the Ducky Derby, where thousands of numbered rubber Duckys are released into Plum Creek at 1:00 and they “race” a half mile to the finish line.  The first ten Duckys earn cash prize money for their ticket holders.  In addition, the winning duck provides the ticket holder a chance to win a new car.  
Each $5 donation to the Rotary Club earns a ticket for one Ducky.  Five Ducky’s can be sponsored for a donation of $20.
The Ducky Derby is the largest annual fundraiser for the Castle Rock Rotary Clubs including the Rotary Club of Castle Rock and the Castle Rock High Noon Club.
This Event Supports Local Non-Profit Organizations
2020-2021 recipients include:
Wellspring Community
Help and Hope Center/Douglas County Task Force
Castle Rock Senior Activity Center
Douglas Land Conservancy Educational Programming
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". 
Tickets may be purchased from
  • any member if the Rotary Club of Castle Rock or High Noon Rotary Club
  • on-line  
  • Or on Ducky Derby Day, at the Rotary Club tent from 9:00 – 1:30
You DO NOT need to be in attendance to win.  Winning Numbers will be posted on the Rotary websites (rotaryclubofcastlerock.org and crhn-rotary.com).
Complete rules of the race can be viewed at 2021 Ducky Derby Rules.