Avoca Duck Quack-Off


Avoca, Nebraska


The last Saturday in January


You may "rent" a duck to enter in the race (all proceeds from rental, entry fees, etc. benefit the local volunteer fire department) or bring your own. Or, just come to watch the spectacle!

About the festival:

First-hand accounts of the Quack-Off:
Says one Quack-Off attendee: "The Quack-Off is simple. All you have to do is convince your duck, without touching them, to run in a straight line. Preferably fast. Anyone can do it. The key is communication with your duck. So it’s mostly blind luck."¹

For photos and videos of this event, check out some of these videos available on YouTube:


1. http://netnebraska.org/extras/nextexit/dreams/quack_03.html