Duck and Pig Races!
Catch the Feather-Raising, Squeak-Worthy Events!
Maris Farms brings back its racing ducks once again in this month-long event – coined the Iron Duck World Championships – to raise money for the Fisher House. Place a bet on your favorites – QUACKie Chan, James POND, FOWL Play, QUACK Black and Lucky DUCK – in the form of a donation to the charity and receive a special gift. If your racer wins, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a special prize provided by our sponsors.
Races are held at 1 and 3 PM, Saturdays and Sundays, in October.
For the pigs, we’ve patterned the races after horse racing’s Triple Crown. Our Triple ‘Pig’ Crown series features 90 races throughout October and three “marquee” ones – The PIGtucky Derby, SQUEAKness and BOARmont Stakes. Visitors can wager on their favorite pig and will receive a numbered raffle ticket. At the end of the race, a ticket will be drawn from the winning pigs slot and that individual will win a prize from one of our sponsors.
The month-long event raises money by allowing people to place bets on who they believe will win each race. Those bets are given in the form of a donation. Each “betting” participant receives a special pig nose and if their pig wins the race, they’ll be entered into a drawing for a special prize provided by our sponsors. To date, the Maris Farms Triple ‘Pig’ Crown event has raised more than $25,000 for St. Jude & Seattle Children’s Hospital during its 13-year run.