© 2019 Blackwater Pyrates Inc.

The Great Milltown Duck Race

2020 Great Mill-town Duck Race Sponsors


Helmsman Level - $100


Pace Coins

Outpost Rentals – Kirk E. Abrams

Hewes & Company LLC

I  ❤︎ Milton

Blackwater Bistro

Carpenter’s Campers

Farm Bureau - Greg Cowell

Pensacola Bay Brewery

El Paso Mexican Restaurant

Return to Health - Dr. Snellgrove

Ducks can be adopted at:

Carpenter’s Campers

8450 Pensacola Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32534

Blackwater Bistro,

5147 Elmira St, Milton, FL 32570


1st place: Linda Hinton, duck 115

2nd place: Cindy Lambert, duck 1458

3rd place: Suzan Morgan, duck 415

Last place ($5 back): Dan Nolan


4800 ducks dropped















Title Sponsor – $5000

Cat Country 98.7 / News Radio 1620 / ESPN & Talk Radio

Captain - $1000

Dan Stewart, Esq.

Hometown Contractors, INC

Flow Control Plumbing

First Mate - $500

Milton Carpet Center, INC

Swisher Plumbing, LLC

Progo Realty

Advance Insurance of NW FL

Helmsman - $100

Stewart Law Firm ($300)

Commerce Automotive

Little Mans Paint & Body

NWFL Insulation & Gutters

Farm Bureau – Greg Cowell

Patterson Automotive, INC

Paradise Screen Printing

Blackwater Bistro

B’Dubbs Bar & Grill

Muddy Paws: Grooming by Haylee

West Florida Trophies

Stillworth RV, Boat & Auto

Shawna Carpenter Family

Grover T's

The Liquor Store

Glow Salon

Water Works Sprinkler Systems, INC

Truly Spoken Bicycle Company

Rollo Seafood

McCombs Electric & HVAC

Hewes & Company

Outpost Rentals

Don Spencer, Santa Rosa Clerk of the Court

Scratch Ankle Distillery

West Florida Trophies

Edward Jones, Pace - Terry Miller

General Electric ($200)

Eddie English Trailers

Marsha's Menagerie

Pensacola Bay Brewery

Bill's RV Service

Gulf Coast LED Lighting

Coastal Canvas ($200)

Edward Jones, Pace - Derek Park

Milton Garden Club

Cindy Lambert

915th Forward Surgical Team ($200)/Major Kim Carpenter, Khost Afghanistan

El Paso Mexican Restaurant 

Hall's Hardware & Lumber

Jones Fence Company

Mason's Resaurant

Emerald Coast Coins

Pace Veterinary Clinic PLLC

Ponsell Properties

Fish the Bite

Southern Site & Utility Design INC

L & L Construction Services, LLC ($200)

Bailey Testing, LLC

Miles Garage

Allstate - Spicer & Associates 

Charissa H. Cotton, CPA, PA

Sport & Wheat, CPA, PA

Lindsay & Lindsay, PA

Summers Cleaning

Accelerating Futures, LLC

Trolley Stop Ice Cream Shop 

Moser's Framery

Family First Life 

J Hawk Group

Lakeside Ladies

Robert O Beasley, Esq - Real Estate Attorney

Fusion Fine Wine & Spirits

Bypass Radiator

Ollies Neighborhood Grill, Inc. - Milton

Boomerang Pizza

Jennifer Murray, MD

Avalon Custom Woodworking ($300)

LegalSheild - Tiffany Sullivan

Fast Cash ATM Services ($200)

Carson Construction, INC

Tire Depot, LLC

RM Integrations

McKeehan Bail Bonds

State Farm - Eric Cabaniss

Blackwater Bay Tours

Amerprise - Rick Paschall

Arrow Embroidery & Screenprinting 

MRD Home Improvements LLC

Trents Prints

Tiffany Sullivan - Legal Shield Independent Associate

Pace Coins


Blackwater Bistro until noon on July 4th

Ducks will be available at Riverfest in 2 locations until 2pm


When is the race?

The Great Milltown Duck Race is held on the 4th of July @ approximately 5:00pm


Where does the race take place?

The race starts at the Hwy. 90 Bridge in downtown Milton on the beautiful Blackwater River. Race can be viewed in its entirety from the shore and boardwalk.


How does it work?

The Racing Ducks are loaded into a front-end loader and dumped in the river from the 90 bridge, once the ducks hit the water, the current helps them make their way into the track that we have set up. The track is in a “V” shape (ropes strung with noodles) that feeds down to a chute.


What does the winner get?

The first racing duck in will net to the proud adopter 1st $1500, 2nd $750 and 3rd $250.


Who are the Blackwater Pyrates?

The Blackwater Pyrates is a community service organization that serves the Bagdad/Milton area the Blackwater River and basins. We do this through river clean up, boater safety and education and maritime historical preservation.  We are Pyrates with a purpose!


Where does the $ go?

The $ raised goes to the Blackwater Pyrates to help us in our above missions.  It is our only fundraiser that helps us do all the things we do for our community throughout the year.


How many ducks race?

Up to 5000… or, currently between 4,000 and 5,000.


How do you know all of the racing ducks will be in the race?

The Blackwater Pyrates conduct an inventory of the racing ducks annually to make sure all ducks are present and any damaged ducks are replaced. 


Do I need to be present to win?

No, just provide your name and phone # and we will contact you if you win.


What is the difference in racing ducks and souvenir/token ducks?

Racing ducks are specifically designed to race in the water. They are all numbered and collected at end of race to be stored for next year’s race. The souvenir/token ducks are smaller and are given to anyone that adopts a racing duck. They are usually adorned as some kind of character.


What about corporate sponsorships?

We have different level sponsorships available. 

While you cannot adopt ducks on our website, just send us an email and we can come to you.