Lodi – Susie the Duck Day

2nd Saturday in August

LodiSign

My husband and I love going to local community festivals, and one of my favorites is Susie the Duck Day in Lodi, WI.    Last year, the TV show “Discover Wisconsin” came to record the event, It aired April 6, 2013. Watch it here!

It is a great community festival honoring a female mallard that nested in the town’s masonry basket in Spring Creek in the 1940’s.

The story of Susie is on this sign:

SusieHistorySusie-Day-Poster

The big parade is at noon, Then the duck drop in Spring Creek.  Many wonderful floats and enthusiasm for Susie Day. Just before the parade a man dressed in 1776 attire passes out American flags.  Lodi is a very patriotic town.

Passing out American Flag

Lodi Soon to be Famous Band

Vi Bergum Lodi parade

Here is Susie and Maynard G. Mallard of the Madison Mallards riding in a big cart.

Susie and Maynard crop

People buy ducks to win prizes, $5 for one.

Duck drop

Duck drop by Emmy Fink and Susie-2012

Susie and I

Susie and I

People watch the ducks float down the creek, cheering them on.  This is Spring Creek Park.

Lodi-Spring Creek Park

This is the famous masonry basket in Spring Creek downtown. Ducks are floating by.

Lodi Masonry Basket

The finish line at Goeres Park, as well as the other festivities.

Goeres Park in Lodi, WI

Duck derby finish lineWaiting for ducks to arrive at the finish line.

Waiting for ducks to arrive at the finish line. Meanwhile,  there is lots of food and fun to be had. Also a classic car show.

Susie the Duck Day vendors

Rides were given in the pumpkin carriage and the big shopping cart.

Pumpkin Carriage

Model A car

We hope you enjoyed your day in Lodi, Susie hopes you will come back next year!

tiny duck

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