1000 duck are thrown into the Snoqualmie River for the 2019 Duck Derby. Attendees purchase a duck and receive prizes based on their finish in the race down the river. All proceeds were donated to Fall City Elementary. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

1000 duck are thrown into the Snoqualmie River for the 2019 Duck Derby. Attendees purchase a duck and receive prizes based on their finish in the race down the river. All proceeds were donated to Fall City Elementary. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Fall City Day 2019 celebrated the town with treehouses, watermelons, and ducks

People from all around the Eastside came to Fall City for the 48th annual Fall City Day celebration.

Treehouses, horses, vintage cars and 1,000 rubber ducks drew people from around the Eastside to Fall City for the 48th annual Fall City Day festival.

Hundreds came out to Fall City for the parades, activities and vendors on display all day. The festival also featured live music by the Tacoma-based blues band, T-Town Aces.

Pete and Judy Nelson, founders of Nelson Treehouse and Supply as well as the popular Animal Planet TV show Treehouse Masters, were the Grand Marshals of the event and participated as judges for the parade awards.

The annual Duck Derby brought festival attendees down to the beach along the Snoqualmie River to watch as the rubber ducks raced downstream. By purchasing a duck, attendees had a chance to win prizes. The ducks, each labeled with a number, raced downstream to a volunteer who determined the winners. All proceeds were donated to Fall City Elementary School.


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A volunteer holds the net to make sure none of the rubber ducks are lost to the river. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

A volunteer holds the net to make sure none of the rubber ducks are lost to the river. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Pete and Judy Nelson, grand marshals of the event, announce the winners of the parade awards. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Pete and Judy Nelson, grand marshals of the event, announce the winners of the parade awards. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Maya Dibiase of Kirkland tests her strength against a Knight’s shield. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Maya Dibiase of Kirkland tests her strength against a Knight’s shield. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Lucas Sax of Fall City starts strong in the 5-7 year old category of the annual watermelon eating contest. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Lucas Sax of Fall City starts strong in the 5-7 year old category of the annual watermelon eating contest. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

The Raging River Riding Club rides through the parade. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

The Raging River Riding Club rides through the parade. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Nelson Treehouse and Supply’s float won first place in the parade awards. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Nelson Treehouse and Supply’s float won first place in the parade awards. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

The Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club attempts a big jump stunt during the parade. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

The Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club attempts a big jump stunt during the parade. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

The Northwest Vintage Tractor Club is the final group in the parade. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

The Northwest Vintage Tractor Club is the final group in the parade. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

A huge crowd gathers for the watermelon eating contest. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

A huge crowd gathers for the watermelon eating contest. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

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