News and Events

Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Sale at the Guild – March 31st

Please join the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild for a Decoy & Sporting Collectibles sale, held on Saturday, March 31st from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm at the H. Curt Salter Building (1574 Harkers Island Road). Ideal items to sell would include old gunshell boxes, oyster tins,

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LOON DAY 2018

It’s nearly that time….LOON DAY!!! Loon Day is an annual event held by the Guild in May.  The first several years the competition was for “loons only” but this year all birds will be included –  puddle, divers, geese, confidence, and of course, LOONS! The competition is

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2018 Waterfowl Shows

2018 Waterfowl Shows 9th Annual Hyde County Waterfowl Festival, Jan 13th & 14th The Hyde County Waterfowl Association is holding its 9th Annual Mattamuskeet Decoy & Waterfowl Festival this weekend. The festival will feature carvers, antique decoys, books and local waterfowl art. The festivities begin on Friday,

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2018 Camp Canvasback Scholarship

The Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, located in the heart of downeast Carteret County, one of America’s most storied and historic waterfowling areas, strives to perpetuate the art of decoy carving through various educational programs for adults and youths. To continue this mission, the Core Sound Decoy

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2018 Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest

2018 Core Sound Decoy Festival Poster Contest Get out your pencils and paintbrushes….it’s time for the 2018 Core Sound Decoy Festival poster contest!  This will be the 18th year for the contest, which is sponsored by the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild.  The Guild encourages artists to submit

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2018 Year at a Glance – Annual Guild Events

Here’s a list of Guild events for the year!  Summer classes/workshops have not yet been scheduled, so please check back for those dates.  If you are interested in attending Kids Carving and Painting, please call the Guild building the Thursday before to confirm that it will be

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30th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival LIVE AUCTION – UPDATED with FINAL AUCTION PRICES!!

The 30th Annual Decoy Festival Live Auction was a great success!  Please see the link below for Final Auction prices!  Thank you to everyone who came out to bid!!  Please click here for the 2017 Festival Auction Catalog! Please click here for Final Auction Prices!

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Commemorative Case Knife and Council Carving Hatchet STILL AVAILABLE

We still have a few of the Case 30th Anniversary Commemorative Knives for $85, as well as the Commemorative Case Knife Commemorative Council Carving Hatchet for $100.  The Board Of Directors has authorized a package price of $165 for the two items. If you are interested in purchasing one or both of

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William “Bill” Veasey

William “Bill” Veasey

The 2018 Featured Carver is William “Bill” Veasey, Newark, Delaware, and the featured bird is a Belted Kingfisher.   Although Bill Veasey is easily recognized as a renowned carver and carving educator, it’s not quite the career he planned on. As a young man Bill served in the

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Join us on Facebook

Join all of our friends on Facebook and invite your friends that are interested in the water hertiage.    

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