Last week to buy a duck and save a shelter animal before the Nevada Humane Society’s annual duck race and festival

RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – Duck racing is back this weekend! The annual fundraiser for the Nevada Humane Society takes place Saturday, August 27 at Wingfield Park.

Buying a duck is your chance to win the grand prize of either a brand new Toyota or $10,000 donated by Carson City Toyota. Other prizes include a Dine Around Reno Restaurant package, an Extreme Date Night package, and a Staycation package.

NHS Marketing and Communications Director Nicole Theodoulou, JJ Christy of K-BUL Radio 98.1FM, stopped by Morning Break on Monday to remind people to buy their ducks and take part in Saturday’s Duck Race Festival. This week all ducks sold will be matched by Petco Love.

The yellow lab/pit mix puppies that were on show today will also be available for adoption at the Duck Race and Festival.

Duck price:

  • Solitary duck – 1 duck – $5
  • Pride Pack – 2 ducks – $10
  • Quack pack – 5 ducks – $20
  • Quacker’s Dozen – 13 ducks – $50
  • Beak Brigade – 25 ducks – $90
  • Feather Flotilla – 50 ducks – $175

The festival will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. The ducks will race at 3 p.m.

Other activities include: music Lacy J. Dalton, Greg Austin and Sun Ray’s. There will be a beer garden, photo lounge, food trucks, vendor stalls, games for kids and more!

To adopt a duck and learn more about Saturday’s event, click here.