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The Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta

Last Saturday, September 22, The first annual Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta took place at the Harbor’s grand fountain! It was a duck filled day that began with the Duck Beauty Pageant where local businesses decorated their own giant rubber ducks for the coveted golden duck trophy. The giant ducks were then raced in the fountain (as seen below).

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The winner of the golden duck trophy was Taco Casa! Congrats to them!

Taco Casa

The big event took place a little later. 2,300 baby rubber ducks were tossed into the large fountain-each duck racing to the finish line for their chance to win their sponsors some beautiful prizes. Duckshow didn’t get to attend (this year ;) ), but it was said that it was a sizzling hot Texas day….perfect for a dip in the fountain. Notice the big duck on the sidelines….I’ll bet he was quacking those little ducks on!

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Down to the second tier! Go ducks, go! (Some of the racing ducks need a little help as they get sometimes get stuck along the banks ;) ).

Rockwall Duck Race 2

The ducks make their way to the third and final tier of the fountain…

Rockwall Duck Race 3

The ducks cascade down the waterfall. Rockwall Mayor David Sweet helps move the ducks along.

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More cascading!

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And on to the finish line!

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Yay! The winners swim past the finish line!

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There were many winners and the regatta was a great success! In fact, it was such a great success that the annual Regatta will be a two day event next year!  All proceeds from the regatta went to Meals on Wheels and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Over $45,ooo was raised for the charities!

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And-the dogs even came dressed to impress! This was The official Volunteer Duck Dog, Dixie Belle. She looks duck-tacular! And if that weren’t enough….you can see the duck-umentary of the Regatta below. It includes an up close look at some of the decorated….or duckorated….ducks in the duck pageant….including an Elvis and Mario duck! Just see for yourself:

For more on the past or upcoming Rockwall Regattas check out their facebook page by clicking here. Photos of the duck race by Kay Morale.

Celebriducks New Duck Factory in NYC!

celebriducks NYC

This just in! CelebriDucks is doing the final production of their Made in America ducks right here in New York City! They will still do all their pre-production in Ohio…..where they opened their first rubber duck factory. However, the final production will happen in the Bronx and the final pad printing will be done at their new NYC facility in Brooklyn. And….this new CelebriDucks NYC factory is the same factory that was originally used to produce Ernie’s rubber duck! Pure serendipity!

Bread Crumbs For All!

The Oregon Duck is running for President! I know who I’m voting for! Get ready to quack up as the duck announces his bid for Presidency.

Oregon Duck in NYC

And apparently he has been campaigning in NYC!

Oregon Duck NYC

We spotted these photos of him on facebook :)


Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta

Rockwall duck race

Everyone loves a rubber duck, right? Of course! And here’s one more reason to love them….they help raise money for charities in the form of duck races. Duck races have become quite popular around the world. Chances are, there will be one happening in your city in the warmer months. In this case -deep in the heart of Texas- Rockwall County has created an entire festival around the duck race to help raise money for Boys & Girls Club and Meals on Wheels of Rockwall County. With the support of community sponsors, the Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta will become an annual community-wide event to raise much needed funds for these two organizations.

fund raising ducks

Race day (September 22) will begin with a 5K duck dash. Then a “duck fest” with vendors, arts & crafts, jewelry, entertainment, food, and more will take place most of the day. There will also be a duck pageant where jumbo ducks will be decorated by corporate sponsors and judged for a prize ribbons.  Then the ducks will be raced at 1:30 for the covenant Golden Duck Trophy!

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At 3pm the big race takes place! 5,000 little blue rubber ducks will race down the fountains at the Rockwall Harbor toward the finish line in hopes of winning their adopted owner an awesome prize! Will your duck win? It can only win if you adopt a duck by clicking here. You need not be present to win. To see more about the Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta click here to see their website and here to “like” them on facebook.

Bud Duck’s 3rd 2012 Release!



Wowee! Bud Product has been busy this year! They have released their 3rd series of ducks this year! The designs are insane! That’s why we love Bud so much! The ducks come in special designed boxes to match their design, also.

One thing that I absolutely love about their ducks is the “catch phrases” that come along with them. Here are the ducks’ witty musings (from the new ducks pictured above)…

Solar Duck: “Some like it hot!”

Hipster Duck: “Soho….boho…yo..yo!”

Puff Duck: “Who’s trippin’ now?”

Asteroid Duck: “Outta this world!”

Mulah Duck: “You can never have enough!”

Spiffy Duck: “retro vintage…..AWESOME!”

You can get the ducks now from the usual suspects…Duckshop and Just Ducks.

Giant Tire Rubber Duck

Tire rubber duck

A rubber duck made of tires?! It’s the work of Estonian artist Villu Jaanisoo and is located at the Retretti Art Center in Punkaharju, Finland. What a way to recycle!

Photo from: Human Under Construction.

Harley-Davidson Duck

Harley Davidson Duck

Behold! Celebriducks has done it again by creating a this new bad @ss duckie!  Through a collaboration with the Harley-Davidson Museum, Celebriducks produced this highly collectable Harley duck. He comes in a gorgeous gift box showcasing the Harley-Davidson graphics and the tag line, “Float to Live, Live to Float!” You can buy one by calling the museum directly at 414-287-2770 or writing to them at: This duck was both born in America and born to be wild!

Quack That Whip!

Devo Duck

Celebriducks has been busy since bringing the production of rubber ducks back to the USA. They seem unstoppable! And now-Celebriducks has designed this Devo Duck for the classic band DEVO! They plan to have him ready for the band’s fall tour in Australia. The duck also come in one of Celebriduck’s amazing collectable gift boxes as well! Devo Duck will definitely be the “Duck U Want” to add to your collection. See more Celebriducks here.

Austroducks Newest Creation!

Johann Strauss duck

This little golden nugget is the newest creation in Austroducks’ line of Austrian themed ducks. This little duck is no other than Austrian composer…..Johann Strauss! Known as “The Waltz King”, Strauss was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet in his lifetime. Leave it to Austroducks to make a duck of this renown Austrian composer!

The Austroducks line is growing rapidly with famous Austrian themed ducks….such as Mozart, Sigmund Freud, and Gustav Klimt among others. The ducks are carefully crafted and hand painted….making them a must have for duck collectors. The detail of the new Strauss duck is impeccable…and the hair and mustache add a perfect touch to the character of the duck. Bravo Austroducks!

To read more about Austroducks click here.

A Duck Show

Gallery ducks

Over in Columbus, OH a special exhibition is taking place. Seamus Liam O’Brien has created these pastel drawings of rubber ducks! Any duck collector who has a look at these drawings will know exactly which ducks have been drawn in these pieces. I recognize some of the ducks in the drawings from my rubber duck collection! It’s so fascinating to see them drawn in such a large scale!

Gallery Duckies

“The installation entitled “Happiness” was composed of multiple large scaled colored drawings of individual rubber ducks. The piece is a reflection of my memories of Walt Disney World… individuals finding enjoyment and pleasure by being completely enveloped within a colorful childlike environment,” says Seamus.

Gallery duckies

You can see all of the duck drawings in more detail (as well as other great drawings by the artist) on Seamus’ flickr stream by clicking here.

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Now that’s something to squeak about!