World's Largest Rubber Duck to return to Erie with baby duck
Three years ago you may remember a big and yellow floating rubber duck along the Bayfront in downtown Erie, part of the very popular tall ships festival.
Erie News Now has learned that the world's largest duck is coming back this Summer.
The big yellow rubber duck has been nicknamed as "Mama Duck" and is more than 6 stories high and weighs 11 tons.
Organizers announced during a Tuesday news conference that the 61 foot tall yellow duck will be joined by a "baby duck" roughly 1/6 the size of Mama Duck.
Event organizers are holding a naming competition for the baby duck. The competition consists of a coloring competition and an online naming competition. The winner of the coloring contest will have their name submission automatically entered into the final round of the naming competition as well as a $500 donation to their school's PTA courtesy of festival sponsor Widget Financial.
All community members are welcome to submit their name ideas through August 16, 2019 at the contest website.
Widget will also hold a scavenger hunt this summer at several businesses around the area. The credit union said it will release more information on the scavenger hunt, calling it a summer-long community event.
The last time the rubber duck was in Erie was at the 2016 Tall Ships Festival.
The festival brought more than 90,000 people down to the water.
This years festival will have more ships, a total of 15, and more attractions, like the big duck.
The Tall Ships Festival will take over Erie's Bayfront, August 23-25, 2019.