Yellow Rubber Duckies Dominate Duck Draw Down Festival

Nearly cloudless skies and perfect August morning temperatures greeted early attendees at Sportsman Lake Park for the famous Duck Drawn Down Festival.

Yellow rubber duckies – in all different sizes – were the dominant theme of the event.

According to Assistant Marketing Director Sara Teichmiller of Cullman County Parks and Recreation, the yellow duck theme is part of a tribute to the many different types of waterfowl that make Sportsman Lake Park home:

“Sportsman Lake Park is known for the abundant amount of waterfowl species that live, or visit, each year. The Duck Drawn Down Festival celebrates not only the ducks at the park but all species that call this place home.”

Those rubber duckies ]also put money in someone’s pocket. The Duck Drawdown Festival gave away $1,000 this year in a random duck/ticket drawing. The lucky winner is currently undisclosed winner at the time of this report.

Everyone had a chance to win money, all they had to do is buy tickets. Each ticket represented one yellow rubber ducky awaiting to be selected randomly from the large pool.

The cost was $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. A winner did not need to be present to win.

Elsewhere at the event, Jake Robertson and the BamaCountry Band provided their top-notch brand of Rock, Country, and Classics:


We met attendees from as far away as Guntersville and Moulton at the Park today. One woman and her friends traveled from Lacey Springs and set-up lawnchairs right in front of the stage:

“I love BamaCountry. The drummer is hot. This is such a nice park, and this natural setting is just beautiful.”

The Duck Drawdown Festival also offered the crowds with an 8:30 am Kids Fishing Rodeo, and a 10:30 am Kayak Races & Canoe Races

The concession stands – one provided by JACKS – was a hit. Cornhole and volleyball got plenty of action as well.

The entire open area from the stage back to the County Parks home base under the tall pines was lined with eager vendors ranging from Liberty National Insurance Company to custom-made knife artisans.

Cullman County Parks Director Doug Davenport was pleased with this event, and he is looking forward to the future:

“The Duck Drawdown Festival is a fun way to invite citizens out to enjoy the beauty of Sportsman Lake Park as well as all the many new features and enhancements our park staff has made over the last year or two. This facility has come a long, it is one of the real gems in the county park system that everyone can be proud to visit.


Our next big public event is the Smith Lake Park Sweet Tater Festival. It will be a two-day event on September 2nd and 3rd. We will have live music, food vendors, arts and crafts, a car show, and sweet taters.


Admission is $5 per person and armband will work for both days of the event!”


Yellow Rubber Duckies Dominate Duck Draw Down Festival

Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at

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