Duck Days a go for Aug. 22

GUERNSEY – The annual duck migration that traditionally spells an end to summer will take place this coming Saturday in the town of Guernsey.

The day will kick off with the 5K Duck Dash registration at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Heimbuck West Park, on the west side of Guernsey. The entry fee is $10 and T-shirts can be ordered for $15. The race will commence at 8 a.m.

The racers should be able to finish the 5K in plenty of time to see their ducks go into the Platte River on their annual migration from the west Platte River bridge to the south Platte River bridge, where they will be harvested and the winning duck will be announced.

You can purchase ducks at participating businesses and at City Hall, and enter them into the great Duck Daze race. You can purchase single ducks or purchase a “Quack Pack” of ducks to enter into this year’s migratory swim from bridge to bridge.

The ducks will be dropped into the river at 10:30 a.m. and will swim the 16 minute distance before being scooped out of the river. 

At 11 a.m. the Farmer’s Market will open and there will also be a beer garden for those who are of legal drinking age.

At 12:30 p.m., you can sign up for the Corn Hole and Horseshoe Tournaments and those competitions will begin at 1 p.m.

The kid’s games will commence at 2 p.m.  

It’s a great way to welcome autumn in Wyoming as the ducks migrate on the Platte River, and Guernsey will wish summer a fond farewell.


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