The Great Duck Derby – Feb 19

Sat, Feb 19th at 10:00 am

“The Great Duck Derby” features a series of rubber duck races and a full day of FREE family activities on Saturday, February 19, 2011.

Anyone can participate in the race by buying a rubber duck for $5 either the day of the event or at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, February 12. The Peabody Ducks begin the festivities with a march to the Amphitheater at 10:30 am.

The yellow rubber ducks will race in the Garden’s waterway. Proceeds benefit the Mead Botanical Garden Nature Program.

This is a great opportunity for attendees to discover or rediscover Winter Park’s hidden treasure, and to see the exciting plans for the Garden’s revitalization, Nature Center and programs.

Family and Friends Events

A day of free family activities will take place… something for everyone. To name a few: Mr. Richard and his band — the Peabody Ducks — “Duck-o-ration” (duck paintint) for the children — Hayrides — Face painters — Animal Encounters — Walkabouts — Bounce House — Plant sale — Central Florida Zoo.
Food and drinks can be bought in the garden as well.

Race Day Schedule

10:30 AM   – The Peabody Ducks march at the Amphitheater

11:30 AM – Big Sponsor Duck Race at the Pond

12:30 PM – Baby Duck Race #1

1:15 PM – Baby Duck Race #2

Support the event by entering the Big Duck Race

There are two levels of SPONSORSHIP: the $500 “Golden Egg” sponsor and the $200 “Animal Quackers.” Both levels receive a very large, bright yellow, rubber duck to decorate with their corporate logo, or individuals may theme-decorate their duck. Both levels will receive pre-publicity exposure and a Membership in Friends of Mead Botanical Garden, the organization revitalizing the Garden.

WHAT FUN!!!! Minutes from Thurston House, a Maitland Winter Park accommodation.