Laconia, NH – Ducks will drop from the foot bridge over the Winnipesaukee River, adjacent to Rotary
Riverside Park at 4:15 pm on Saturday, October 16, 2021 as part of the Belknap Mill’s 5th Annual Riverside
Duck Derby! Rotary Riverside Park provides the ultimate viewing spot to cheer on your duck! Your adopted
duck(s) gives you the chance to win prizes from our very generous Lakes Region businesses including a first
place $250 cash prize sponsored by Laconia Kiwanis. All Quack Packs (a package of 5 ducks) purchased
before October 8th will be entered into a raffle to WIN a Turkey Dinner for 4 from Hart’s Turkey Farm
The Belknap Mill’s Community Fest returns to the Derby with over 17 local nonprofits and civic organizations
offering games and activities from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Rotary Riverside Park. Come find out what our
community has in store for 2022! The Winni Wagon Food Truck will also be on site offering lunch favorites for
all! Gilford native Katie Dobbins will perform on the bandstand from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm followed by
award-winning kids musician, Mr. Aaron who will get all ages movin’ and groovin’ from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
with his thrilling musical adventures. A special surprise you won’t want to miss is brewing before the ducks
drop at 4:15 pm.
The Belknap Mill also invites all community members to participate in the 2nd Annual Community Duck
Decorating Exhibit to add fun and color to Rotary Riverside Park during the Derby! Paint, color, add glitter or
feathers, draw with ink, whatever creative design you want to use is up to you to decorate your wooden duck.
Once purchased, Belknap Mill staff will have your duck ready for pick up at the front desk.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Small Business Community of Salons, Spas, and Barbershops. The
sponsorship opportunity that is regularly offered to larger businesses was given to this local small business
community and the Belknap Mill is thrilled to have their support! Thank you to Che Bella Beauty Salon, and
Eleganza LLC, Beauty by the Bridge, Behold the Beauty, Shh. It’s a Salon, Polished & Proper Barbershop &
Shave Parlor, Jerico’s Full Service Salon & Tanning and Jennifer’s Color Bar!
For more information about purchasing a duck for the Duck Derby or participating in the Community Duck
Decorating Exhibit please visit our website at or call 603-524-8813.
All proceeds benefit the Belknap Mill’s programming for children and adults in support of our mission to
preserve the Belknap Mill as a unique historic gathering place and to celebrate the Lakes Region’s cultural
heritage through the arts, education, and civic engagement.