Ever seen a Duck Race? Wilmington, in southern Vermont, has one every Memorial Day weekend.
Every year on Memorial Day weekend, about 1,500 yellow rubber ducks are released into a tributary of the Deerfield River. The ducks are all numbered with corresponding ticket numbers sold for $4.00. The first 100 or so ducks at the finish line carry prizes. Proceeds from the event go towards helping critically ill children fulfil a wish The event is managed by a local chapter of theMake-A-Wish Foundation.. You can watch the race from the bridge over the river in the middle of Wilmington. If you want to purchase a ticket you should be in town by 11 o'clock. The race is on May 28th and starts at noon.