Its Duck Season in Elgin Illinois

Share Article

Boys and Girls Club of Elgin Announces Duckapalooza Music Festival and Duck Pluck Fundraiser Details.

The 10th annual Elgin Duck Pluck ( will be held September 6, 2008 from Noon till 10:30 p.m. at Festival Park in downtown Elgin. This is the second year that the Duck Pluck has taken this form. Previously, the event was a duck race where thousands of ducks were let loose in the Fox River. The Elgin Duck Pluck now involves dumping thousands of plastic ducks in the new Festival Park fountain. Instead of waiting for the ducks to float to the finish line, local children now rush in and pluck individual ducks to determine the winners.

Duck Pluck / Duckapalooza Festival Details:

TIME: Noon-10:30 p.m.
DATE: September, 6, 2008
LOCATION: Festival Park, 132 South Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120

This year's festival will include a variety of family and children's activities, including: a pitching booth, drug prevention trailer, karate demonstration, cheerleading demonstration, body art / face painting, and a hole-in-one putting contest with a chance to win an iPod.

Bands scheduled to perform include: Drop, Bagshot Row, The Lennys, Kashmir, Blue Truth, and Nick Moss and the Flip Tops. In addition there will be a Battle of The Bands featuring the three winners of local qualifying events in Elgin and the surrounding area.

The Elgin Duck Pluck is an annual fundraiser event to help support the Elgin Boys and Girls Club. Since 1998, the event has raised more than $500,000. Recently the Boys and Girls Club opened their new clubhouse in Elgin featuring a full computer lab, teen center, and a gymnasium. Businesses and Individuals wishing to help support the effort are invited to adopt ducks online at or in person at the Boys and Girls Club 350 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60121, or at one of the dozens of other locations around Elgin.

A single duck can be adopted for $5, $25 for a Quack Pack of 5 ducks, plus a shirt and other prizes donated by sponsors. For $100, sponsors can adopt a Flock of Ducks and receive all the items in the Quack Pack, plus they are entered for a chance to nominate a child (under 18) to be an official Duck Plucker on the day of the event.

Prizes this year include a chance to win 1-million dollars, a 2008 Chevy Aveo from Biggers Chevrolet, a $1,000 shopping spree from Jewel-Osco, and other prizes from Elgin-area businesses.

More information about the festival is available online at:, including a full list of prizes, schedules, sponsors, and band lineup that will be performing at the Duckapalooza Music Festival.

For media and sponsorship information about the Elgin Duck Pluck, please contact: Alan Brostoff, 847-608-5017.


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Alan Brostoff

James Hills
Visit website