BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 12th Annual Berkeley Heights Rubber Ducky Festival is taking place on Saturday, May 30 from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. at the Passaic River Park soccer fields at 151 Springfield Avenue, in Berkeley Heights. 

The feature event will again be the Rubber Duck Race when thousands of Rubber Ducks float down the Passaic River in a quest to be the first to the finish line for their respective owners. First place prize is a $250 Berkeley Heights Gift Certificate.

Carnival games will be on site for all to play and Pete's Place will be in attendance with plenty of delicious food selections. Local businesses and community organizations will also have exhibits at the Festival. 

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Other exciting happenings during the event are a car show, live music, a Scout-O-Rama and kids games.  Admission is free.  Enjoy seeing friends and neighbors and coming together as a community. 

Adopt ducks for only $5 each for a chance to win fantastic prizes donated by local businesses. Scouts are selling tickets in front of local businesses; a limited number will be available at the Festival.

The first $4,000 raised will go to Governor Livingston High School Senior Scholarships. Other Rotary Club projects include providing Student Dictionaries to every Berkeley Heights 3rd-grader and a Thesaurus for every 6th grader, Medic-Alert for over 200 area solo senior citizens, and helping over 500 local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

This year the premier sponsor is The Connell Company and Primrose School of Berkeley Heights.  Other supporters include Investors Bank, Door Boy,, Cornerstone Analytics and Taylor Rental. For more information on sponsoring, call Julianne Simmons at (908) 464-0860.

The Rubber Ducky Festival is run by the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights in cooperation with the Suburban Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Berkeley Heights Recreation Department.