We have 2 excellent entertainers this year. The Troy Wunderle One Man Circus performs at 10 AM in our pavilion. At 11:00 AM, you can enjoy Adirondack Storyteller Bill Smith. Oswegatchie will also have other venues for entertainment on the property, plus the Adirondack Artisan’s Guild will be on exhibit. An ecumenical church service is also available at 9:30 in Getman Lodge.
The day will be highlighted by the dumping of as many as 10,000 rubber ducks into the chilly waters of the Oswegatchie River. The adopters of the first 10 ducks to cross the gates will receive cash prizes including a $2,000 grand prize. Ducks may be adopted the day of the race, but supply is limited to 10,000!
An exciting Tidbit, when you purchase ducks online at www.adironduckrace.com, you can credit any New York FFA Chapter with the sale of those ducks. In return, that FFA chapter gets 50% of the money back to them in the form of duck bucks, which they can use for any program or summer campership at Oswegatchie! It’s the best way for FFA members to invest their time in helping themselves!
The Oswegatchie Educational Center is owned and operated by the New York State FFA Foundation, Inc. which is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization. The mission of the Oswegatchie Educational Center is to provide all persons with the opportunity to foster leadership development, environmental education, and outdoor recreation in a quality experiential learning atmosphere. Oswegatchie is open to all groups, organizations, and individuals. Affiliation in the FFA is not required.
All proceeds from this event benefit the Oswegatchie Summer Program Fund which provides youth scholarships and funds for improvements to the summer program. If you cannot attend but wish to adopt a duck, you can do so by visiting our website at www.adironduckrace.com . For any other information, call (315) 346-1222. Come out for a day of family fun & entertainment as we welcome Spring with a splash!