Deming Duck RacesIt’s almost that time of year when thousands migrate and flock to Deming and the annual  Great American Duck Race is just around the corner.

The theme of this year races, which marks 37 years of duck celebrations in Deming, will be “Beach Party Duck”. Visitors at this year’s Great American Duck Race can expect the same wacky, family-friendly fun as usual, but organizers hope the addition of several new attractions will make the event more enjoyable.

The events will take place from Thursday, Aug. 25 to Sunday, Aug. 28 at locations around the community, with the main attractions centered around the Luna County Courthouse, 700 S. Silver Ave., and it’s McKinley Duck Downs.

A new attraction that organizers feel will be enjoyed by visitors of all ages is 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.

Deming Duck RacesAlso new around the courthouse will be the re-introduction of the wine and beer garden, which will be provided by St. Clair Winery. 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.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.

”It’s a huge community event and it’s been running so long it’s become a staple of what Deming is. It’s a trademark of Deming, the ‘Deming Duck Races’.” For more information: [email protected]

Make your RV reservations now at Deming’s Finest RV Park, Little Vineyard RV Park, 1-800-413-0312 or 575-546-3560

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