2019 Waterfowl Shows
10th Annual Hyde County Waterfowl Festival, Jan 19th & 20th
The Hyde County Waterfowl Association is holding its 10th Annual Mattamuskeet Decoy & Waterfowl Festival this weekend.
The festival will feature carvers, antique decoys, books and local waterfowl art.
The festivities begin on Friday, January 19th as the Hyde County Waterfowl Association holds their annual banquet at Davis School Gym in Engelhard. Guests receive a BBQ chicken dinner, along with the chance to bid on auctioned items.
The Mattanuskeet Decoy and Waterfowl Festival begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 19th and continues through Sunday evening at Mattamuskeet High School’s Gymnasium.
Tickets for the banquet are $40 while tickets for the festival at $5 per day or $8 for a weekend pass.
23rd Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival, Washington, NC, February 7 – 9th, 2019
Southeastern Wildlife Expedition, Charleston, NC, February 15, 16, & 17th
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is a three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, food, drink and the people who honor them all. The largest event of its kind in the US, SEWE makes its home in Charleston, South Carolina and plays host to hundreds of artists and exhibitors, plus experts in wildlife and nature art – all eager to share their art and insights with more than 40,000 attendees. Visit sewe.com for more information.
2019 Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Association Show, Strongsville, OH, March 9-10th, 2019
40th Annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show, White Stone, VA, March 16th & 17th
The Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show is a unique art festival showcasing all forms of wildfowl art, including original paintings, bronze sculptures, and handcrafted jewelry.
Hours: Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.
Admission: $8 for a 2 day pass; children under 12 admitted free.
Visit http://www.rrws.org for more details!
2nd Annual Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival, Ocracoke, NC, April 20th, 2019
Hosted by: Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild
Ocracoke School Gymnasium
9:00 am until 6:00 pm
Contact: John Simpson 509-930-4988; Vince O’Neal 252-921-0112 for information
49th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival, Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD, April 26, 27 & 28, 2019
Winyah Bay Heritage Festival, Georgetown, SC, April 13th and 14th
The festival is designed to celebrate the rich history of the Winyah Bay area, with an emphasis on conservation, preservation, art, hunting, fishing, decoy carving and other unique traditions. It unites wildlife artists, a variety of unique exhibitors, outdoor lovers of all sorts and collectors from across the nation. The festival takes place in various locations throughout Georgetown County, and proceeds benefit the Georgetown County Historical Society and the Georgetown County Museum.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Winyah-Bay-Heritage-Festival-106599566074112/
2019 Annual Loon Day Competition, Harkers Island, NC, May 11th, 2019
Loon Day is an annual event held by the Guild in May. The competition is a donation in that the decoy itself acts as the entry fee. All decoys entered become property of the Guild.
For the Loon Day decoy competition, the judging will take place at the Harkers Island Bridge area with the decoys out in the water and the judges making their evaluations from the shore. The decoys are hidden before judging so they cannot be prejudged from a closer perspective.
The competition carries a $200 first prize cash award, a $100 cash award for second place, a $50 cash award for third place, and a $25 cash award for fourth place. Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of skill, as this is an event to benefit the Guild.
13th Annual Core Sound Kent Hood Memorial Hunting Rig of Six, Harkers Island, NC – June 2019
Details to come!