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More ducks, More ducks, More ducks!

There is so much going on in the duck world this summer! There is a lot of catching up to do! Let’s get started… First off, Bud Duck has been in business for 10 years! They have a new line of special commemorative ducks coming out! Just have a look at them for yourself! Coming soon!

New Bud ducks 2013

Also, Austroducks has a new line of rubber duck T shirts out! Check out these sweet designs! You can get them by clicking here.

Austroducks T shirts

And don’t forget- Austroducks has a brand new duck coming out this August!

Ludwig duck

Also coming out this August is the new Devo duck!

Devo duck

And if you haven’t stopped by Duckshop’s online duck store, you should!!!! They have a ton of new ducks in stock! Here is a look at just a few of the new ones:

more ducks

Alright, that is enough quackiness for now! Stay tuned to Duckshow for all your up-to-date duck news and have a QUACKTACULAR summer!!!


Next Stop-Pittsburgh!

big bird

 The people of the city of Pittsburgh are in for a treat. The giant “Rubber Duck” that’s brought joy and elation to Hong Kong is floating over to a harbor in the USA finally! Its 54 foot yellow body will navigate its way to the West End Bridge on September 27, eventually roosting closer to the Sixth Street Bridge where it will remain for the following few weeks.

It’s no secret that the large inflatable bird, an absurd creation that comes to us courtesy of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, has caused a bit of a pop culture frenzy. “Countlessduck-themed products have shown up at shops and restaurants. Teenagers are wearing rubber-duck outfits, and tourist kiosks are selling rubber-duck postcards,” writes the New York Times’ Joyce Lau. “Its smiling face was even seen at the Cheung Chau bun festival, a 200-year-old tradition on an outlying island.”

When the balloon sculpture was deflated for maintenance earlier this month, the duck’s temporary demise prompted pure panic (particularly on Twitter), with one disappointed bird fan stating to AFP, “The sky looks like it is crying for me — I took time off from work just to see the duck, now it is just a blob.”

Hofman’s beloved masterpiece was eventually revived, and the world hopped on the gigantic waterfowl wagon once again — even going as far as involving the Rubber Duck in a viral campaign to commemorate Tiananmen Square.

The bird comes to the U.S. courtesy of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust right in time for the International Festival of Firsts. We can’t wait to see how Pennsylvania responds to duckmania in the months to come!!

Bud Turns 10!

diamond bud duck

To celebrate a decade of duck designs (can you believe they are turning 10!), Bud is proud to announce the new Diamond Duck range! Stay tuned for them coming to a store near you! Sparkly!

9th Annual Duckfest is Ducktastic!!!!

duck room

Duckshow just got back from Vegas! Viva Las Vegas! But this trip to Vegas was to be part of the 9th annual Duckfest (a few hours drive from Vegas) in Hesperia, California! Why Hesperia, you ask?! Because the most amazing of duck collections was there and what better place to celebrate rubber ducks!! The owner of this jaw dropping duck room built shelves from floor to ceiling on all four walls….and the ceilings were high!!!

duck room 2

Just seeing the pictures does not do this room justice. Seeing it up close and personal was mind blowing! The collection has ducks from all around the world….some of them very rare!

duck room 3

Here is one last picture with a ladder and human so you can see just how massive this room was! Holy Quack!

duck boxes

We had THOUSANDS of ducks to give away! It was impossible to hand them out individually so we put them in large boxes. Those are the large boxes stacked! When they were opened, it was like “Duck Christmas” for everyone! Each box had ducks of every kind in them!


After opening the duck boxes, we played games to give out all the remaining duck boxes and fabulous gifts! One of the games was “Ducko” AKA duck bingo.

duck decorating

Then there was a duck decorating contest…..”Duckoration.” Here are some of the ducks that were entered.

duck cakes

And we had duck cakes and a duck cake! There were even duck shaped chocolates in the spread of snacks and food. It was a duck-a-licious feast!


“Duck Dan” and I handed out some of the duck cakes.


Here is another scene from Duckfest…..calling numbers and waiting for someone to yell out “Ducko!” and collect their fabulous prize.


Here are a few more pics of the festivities taken by Guinness Book World Record holder for the largest duck collection…Charlotte Lee.

suitcase ducks

And finally….here are the 2 suitcases of ducks I acquired at Duckfest…..I can only imagine what the TSA must have thought ;) Pictures taken by Mike Quest and Jon Miller. You can see them all here and here.


Duckfest 2013!

duckfest 2013

In case you don’t already know! The only rubber duck fan convention that exists on the planet is happening in a mere few days! Don’t be left out of the fun! The annual event is free and open to all rubber duck hobbyists whether you collect, photograph, or make rubber duck art! There will be lots of fun duck themed games with fabulous prizes and tons of giveaways! You can also meet some fellow enthusiasts and talk about rubber ducks for hours!

Duckfest was created several years ago by Guiness Book World Record holder (for the largest rubber ducks collection) and founder of Lee. This year we are out in the California desert (Hesperia, California- not far from Los Angeles). So if you would like to attend or even have questions regarding the event, email or RSVP at

Loony Race is a Success!

Loon Race 1

The second annual Loon Drive at the Adirondack Interpretive Center was a great success! Despite the rainy weather all participants and staff had a great time. Loons are prevalent in the Adirondacks so….instead of having a traditional duck race (with classic yellow rubber ducks) to raise funds….the AIC had special rubber loons made by CelebriDucks to make their fund raiser unique!

With a high tide and fast moving water the first loon crossed the finish line in under 20 minutes, decimating last year’s record of just over 40 minutes. The first flock of loons floated through the gates with speed and agility, while others paced themselves and took frequent stops in the eddies and sedges along the shoreline. The Loon Brigade (composed of volunteering ESF students) herded stragglers out of eddies and through the rapids of Sucker Brook to ensure the safe arrival of all loons to the finish line.

Loon 2

Lucky Loon #6 is the winner! Congrats to Carl and Carol Turner!

winning Loon

Special thanks to all those who contributed to this unique duck race! See you next year! For more info on the Adirondack Interpretive Center click here.


Giant Rubber Duck deflates in Hong Kong!


The world touring giant rubber duck (currently  in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour) has been causing quite a stir since it was installed two weeks ago by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman in the skyscraper-ringed port. Chinese factories say sales of rubber ducks have soared, nearby hotels are advertising rooms that have great “duck views,” and yellow cakes shaped like ducks have been selling like, well, hotcakes. Hong Kong is the latest port of call for the duck. It’s previously taken up temporary residence in cities all over the world, including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paolo and Amsterdam.


But the city’s beloved installation deflated overnight on Tuesday to something that looked more like a deflated beach ball! Rumors were ‘flying’ about why it happened….did the duck have the ‘avian flu?’ Harbour City, which helped organize the exhibition, tweeted at the public to stay tuned, explaining that the duck was just sleeping.


sleepy duck

Get some rest, duckie! And don’t forget to drop by the states soon! To see pictures of the duck’s tour around the world so far click here.

Loon Race Less Than a Week Away!

Loon race

A batch of loons arrived this week at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, ready to race next weekend! The one-of-a-kind rubber loons (special made by CelebriDucks) are headed back to the Rich Lake outlet. The race is May 25th, along with a full day of other events too. Sponsor and/or purchase your loon now, and keep an eye on their website for Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of the one and only rubber loon race!
Loon CelebriDuck

Pet Ducks on National Geographic Wild

Victor and Ming Mei are two pampered pet ducks living in Chicago. People think their owners Nettie and Alex are quackers. (For the record, Duckshow thinks their owners are just ducky) ;) The ducks are set to appear on National Geographic Wild’s “Spoiled Rotten Pets” next Saturday. Please enjoy this clip of a couple of pet Indian Runner ducks living the life of leisure that airs next week. And yes, they do enjoy walks on the beach. Just see for yourself:

New from Austroducks!

King Ludwig Duck

Behold the newest creation by Austroducks! Introducing the newest member of the Austroducks family…….King Ludwig duck! Coming soon this July!