Get quackin’ at Duck Derby Monday

It’s almost time to pluck your duck at the 5th annual Fourth of July Duck Derby Extravaganza in downtown Minden.

All the fun will get quackin’ at 5 p.m. Monday, July 3, on Main Street. Proceeds benefit the Greater Minden Chamber’s community programs.

“The events committee is working diligently to plan a night that is shaping up to be a truly spectacular evening,” said Chamber CEO Stephanie Barnette. “We are anticipating hundreds of locals, as well as out of town guests, to line the brick streets of Minden to watch a few thousand ducks race down the water-filled course.”

The public will have an opportunity to purchase ducks and the winning ducks will receive cash prizes.

“We are adding a few new events to the evening and will cap it all off with a fireworks celebration by Presenting Sponsor Goex Industries.” Barnette said.

Young Women’s Service Club will be handing out popsicles and glow sticks, and there will be a children’s parade.

Children’s Parade:

“All ages are welcome to join in on the fun at our Children’s Parade during the Duck Derby,” Barnette said. “Come dressed in their best patriotic attire or duck themed costumes/outfits.”

There is no fee to participate in the parade, and children may bring their skates, bikes, wagons or pedal cars

Prizes will be awarded

5:30 p.m .- Lineup begins in front of Capital One Bank on Main street.

5:45 p.m. – Parade begins!

Sponsorships for the derby are closed, however, ducks may be purchased on the chamber’s website (see below).

“We are doing a giveaway contest on our page now until Friday,” Barnette said.

Purchase Ducks

  • 1 Racing Duck (1): $5
  • Quack Pack (5): $20
  • Quacker’s Dozen (12): $50
  • Flock of Ducks (25): $100

Purchase Ducks:

Cash Prizes

1st Place – $1,000 Cash
2nd Place – $500 Cash
3rd Place – $250 Cash

You do not need to be present to win.

Quacktastic Sponsors:
Town & Country Health & Rehab

Home Federal Bank

Pond Sponsors:

Barksdale Federal Credit Union


City on a Hill Pentecostals

Fibrebond Corporation

Gibsland Bank & Trust

Interstate Building Materials

Mike’s Hometown Spirits

Under Dawgs Sports Grill

Duckling Sponsors:

Ace Hardware

Durrett Law & Title

Catherine C. Hunt, Realtor/LaState Realty, LLC

Special Thanks:

Minden Fire Department, City of Minden, Webster Parish Libraries, Citizens National Bank, D&T Inflatables, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Minden, Wimberly Agency, Young Women’s Service Club of Minden.