June 2nd, 2018
11:00-2:00PM at Arlington Rec Park.

If you would like to become a sponsor or donate to the Duck Derby, please see below or contact us.

About Us

Happy Days Playschool

Happy Days Playschool is a non-profit agency located in the community of Arlington, Vermont. Our mission is to provide quality early education and childcare program in a consistent, caring and positive atmosphere by using a family centered approach. 

Annual Fundraising

A major goal of our organization is to keep childcare affordable and accessible to all. The monies raised from the Duck Derby help cover the costs of scholarships, parent and teacher education, materials, and much more. The Duck Derby is our major source of annual fundraising.


In order to make this a great event, we need help in the form of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer in preparation for the event, or at the event, please contact us at happydayscarol10@comcast.net

Buy A Duck!!!



The Battenkill Duck Derby Family Fair has children's activities geared to ages 18 mos to 7 years old. Children need tickets for each game or activity or they can buy an all day pass for $15  Additional children in one family are only $5 for an all day pass. There are bouncy houses, pony rides, children's games, face painting, nail painting, and a sawdust scramble. These games end at 1:00 on June 2.


Tickets for the games are $1 each and some activities are more than one ticket.  Children must be with parents at all times as there is a pond onsite and a river nearby. Children "win" tokens when they play the games and trade them in for "prizes"!!

How Do I Win?

Plastic blue, pink and yellow ducks with numbers corresponding to your ticket will be dropped from a fire truck ladder at approximately 1:15.  Then a judge will pick out the winners from her canoe.    There are 2300 ducks total!!  The first three ducks get cash prizes and the next 25 get gift certificates, valued from $150 to $10, from various local businesses!  Duck tickets are sold at the Duck Derby from 11:00-1:00 but are also available,  until June 1,  locally at Heer, Inc., Bank of Bennington, Arlington Dairy Bar, and Happy Days.  

Silent Auction

There is a Silent Auction, which starts May 21 at the Berkshire Bank, Bank of Bennington, the Martha Canfield Library or at Happy Days.  Some 20 baskets are in the Silent Auction and include everything from children's clothing, restaurant gift certificates and Beanie babies to pottery, potted plants and an Orvis dog cage.  Bid before the event at the businesses above or at the Duck Derby from 11:00-1:00.

2018 Duck Derby Sponsors

Thank you to all donors for your help and support!!

TOP DUCK - $1500+

Mack Molding (www.mack.com)

HAPPY DUCK - $500+



Stratton Mountain Resort

Berkshire Bank

GOOD EGG - $100+

GNAT TV,   Orvis Company,  Xpress Lube and Bennington Car Wash, 

r.k. Miles, Hildene-The Lincoln Family Home, Wayside Country Store, Orvis Company, 

Northshire Information, Inc.


Above All Vermont, American Hairlines, American Museum of Fly Fishing, Snow's Arlington Dairy Bar, Arlington Inn, Battenkill Books, Bennington Potters, Bistro Henry, Blue Benn Diner, Bob's Diner, Bennington Cinema, Bromley Mtn Ski Resort, Christo's Pizza and Pasta, Clearbrook Farms, Clip Shop, Fortuna's Sausage, Flower of Scotland, Gourmet Deli, Gringo Jack's, Hannaford Supermarket, Hair It Is, Hound Dogs,  Jonathan's Table, Kimberly Farms, Lil Britain, Lularoe Denise Blomberg, Madison Brewing, Manchester Art Studio, Manchester Gym, Manchester House of Pizza, Manchester Woodcraft, MAYCA Studio, Miles Lumber Company, Mother Myrick's Confectionary, Mulligan's Restaurant, Northshire Bookstore, Otter Creek Fun Center, Petco, Pet Etc., Pickering CSA, Pickering Greenhouse, Ponce Bistro, Price Chopper, Rah Earth, Starbucks, Chelsea Mattison (Thirty One), Manchester Subway, The Works (Bagel),  Sandy Wright, Vermont Spatzle Company, West Mountain Inn,  Zoey's Double Hex

Sponsorship Opportunities:

TOP DUCK - $1500+

You will be the official sponsor of the 29th Annual Battenkill Duck Derby. In addition to this prestigious honor, you will receive logo and/or mentions in ALL advertising, a table banner at the event, and your provided logo will be on the Duck Derby home page.

HAPPY DUCK - $500+

Sponsor the Pony Rides or make a  donation of $500 or more. You will receive mention in advertising, your provided logo will be on the Duck Derby home page and you may place a banner or sign at the day of the event.

PADDLING PATRON - $300+ Make a donation of $300 or more. You will receive mention in advertising, your provided logo will be on the Duck Derby home page and you may place a banner or sign at the day of the event.


Sponsor the Bouncy House or a donation of $200 of more. You will receive mentions in advertising and your provided logo will be on the Duck Derby home page.

GOOD EGG - $100

A Gift Certificate of $100 or more or Prize of equal value. Will be noted on the Duck Derby home page and mentioned in Thank You’

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

Battenkill Duck Derby

426 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT 05250, us

(802) 375-6039

Contact Us!

We are looking for some great ideas from the community to make this a memorable and fun day for everyone. If you have ideas for events, games, or the race itself- please contact us using the form or at happydayscarol10@comcast.net.