Nevada Humane Society Hosts Annual Duck Race Festival This Saturday at Bartley Ranch Park | News from Carson City, Nevada
September 18, 2021 – 4:00 p.m.
Thousands of rubber ducks will descend the Truckee River this Saturday as the Nevada Humane Society hosts its annual duck racing festival at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno.
The family-friendly festival, which runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., promises to provide a fun and free way to support pet adoptions run by the agency, which has branches in Carson City and Reno, as well as ‘a way to meet some of her adoptable shelter pets.
The Duck Race Festival will feature limited edition Nevada Humane Society games, prizes, shirts and stickers, vendors, beer garden, food trucks, photo booth and more, plus a chance to win the grand prize, a choice of an all-new 2021 Toyota CH-R Hatchback OR $ 10,000, generously donated by Carson City Toyota. Go here for a list of other prizes available to the winners.
For every duck purchased by the September 18 Duck Race, Petco Love will donate an additional $ 5 directly to the Nevada Humane Society to help their pets.
The Nevada Humane Society’s goal is to sell 50,000 ducks. As of September 15, 44,000 ducks had already been sold. The NHS notes that the fundraiser is the only one of its kind this year, so they are encouraging the community to help their pet shelters by buying ducks and joining in the entertainment at Bartley Ranch.
The event will end in the evening with the announcement of the duck race winners, and there will be a movie and popcorn in the amphitheater. See the site here for adopting a duck and other race day information.
The Duck Race Festival provides the Nevada Humane Society with critical funding that allows them to continue their rescue work to care for and provide homes for northern Nevada pets in need. Nevada Humane Society is a nonprofit organization wholly dependent on donations, community support, and grants. .
Bartley Ranch is located at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno. Go here to see a map.