Mallard Fest in Hanover, Illinois Mallard Fest in Hanover, Illinois

Mallard Fest in Hanover

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Sept. 19, 2015, Hanover

Hanover celebrates the arrival of fall with Mallard Fest, a tribute to the town’s Whistling Wings Hatchery.

The hatchery raises and exports more than 200,000 mallard ducks each year, and the annual Mallard Fest each September honors the duck with a parade, delicious food, games for the children, pontoon boat rides, music and fireworks.

Locals also compete in a duck-calling contest. The festival takes place in White Park on Monroe Street. For more details, call (815) 591-3512.


  1. Just checking to see when the Mallard Festival is going to be this year as have had several
    friends out of the area also ask me?? I see on here it is Sept.21, 2014.
    We were also wondering if there is anything special going on at the VFW that day to?
    Carolyn Reitz
    208 Palm Drive
    Lena, Il. 61048

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