Deming Duck RacesIts almost that time of year when thousands migrate and flock to Deming. The annual Deming Duck Races are just around the corner.

The theme of this year races, which marks 38 years of duck celebrations in Deming, will be “Remembering our Railroad History”. Visitors at this year’s Great American Duck Race can expect the same wacky, family-friendly fun as usual.

The events will take place from Thursday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 27th at locations around the community, with the main attractions centered around the Luna County Courthouse, 700 S. Silver Ave., and its’ McKinley Duck Downs.

Deming Duck Races - Hot Air Balloon AscensionDucks won’t be the only thing flying around during the 38th annual Great American Duck Race as the Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension prepares to launch balloonists into the skies. The launch is scheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26-27, at the Deming Soccer League Fields, with a race for the pilots to compete in.

Deming Duck Races Events and Parades

Visitors of all ages will enjoy the Desert Classics Car Show, which will take place in the parking lot for the New Mexico Sixth Judicial District Courthouse off Poplar Street. The event is free and open to the public.

“Poplar Street has always been a hub for rides, games and food during the races, but we felt adding a car show would make the area even more entertaining for our guests,” said Marie Pinchuk, one of the event organizers.

Also new around the courthouse will be the re-introduction of the wine and beer garden, which will be provided by local wineries. It will be located south of the pavilion in Courthouse Park. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go back to the Duck Race Committee to help organize future events.

The parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26th around downtown Deming. The Duck Race weekend will still feature many of your favorite events, including the Duck Royalty Pageant, Great American Tortilla Toss, Great American Outhouse Race, the Duck Mart, carnival, live entertainment, slow pitch softball tournaments, Great American Horseshoe and Washers tournaments, First United Methodist Church Barbecue, and of course, the exciting live duck racing on wet and dry tracks.

Entry to the races is always free however it costs $5 to enter a duck in the races. Races this year will include wet and dry races and separate prize for each category of race.

”Its a huge community event and its been running so long its become a staple of what Deming is. Its a trademark of Deming, the ‘Deming Duck Races!”

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