Sporting and Hunting Traditions at the Waterfowl Festival!
Easton, MD –-(Ammoland.com)- Around 1970, a group of Eastern Shore sportsmen and women conceived an event that would ultimately grow into a regional tradition spanning generations – the Waterfowl Festival. ( www.waterfowlfestival.org )
November 13th, 14th & 15th 2015
Tickets $15 For All Three Days
Buy, Sell, Swap : is where you can find decoys, sporting & hunting memorabilia, Americana folk art, sporting books and Duck Stamps at the Festival! Whether a dedicated collector, first time buyer, or browser, any visitor will find something of interest. Enjoy exploring the unique and expansive collections of our exhibitors!
The Buy, Sell, Swap exhibit is located at Easton High School. Click here and scroll down to the tabs to view a list of this year’s exhibitors!
Calling Contests: Make this the year you experience the Festival’s World Championship Goose and Duck Calling Contests! In each contest, competitors use goose or duck calls to mimic the sounds of these waterfowl in the wild. Callers travel to Easton from all over the country to compete in these “Super Bowl” contests and you can’t help but appreciate their talent. 2015 is also the year of the World Championship Goose Calling Contest Champion of Champions Competition where the past five year’s champions will all compete on the same stage for this ultimate title in Goose Calling! The final competition rounds begin at 4:00 p.m. at Easton High School. Admission is free with a Festival Ticket or Badge, or $10 at the door. Click here to learn more!
Click here to get your tickets now for the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Hunter’s Party following the finals of the Calling Contests at 7:00 p.m. at the Easton Elks Lodge! Proceeds from the events support both Ducks Unlimited and the Waterfowl Festival!
Sportsmans Pavilion : Sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts will be right at home with vendors offering everything from big-game hunting adventure trips to the smallest fishing lure. Find outdoor apparel from hats to boots, calls to lure the geese and taxidermy to stuff the ones bagged. Outdoor and sporting clubs and organizations invite new members. There is something for everyone here, including canine companions!
The Sportsmans Pavilion returns to the Easton Elks Lodge. Click here and scroll to the tabs to view this year’s vendors!
Waterfowling Artifacts: The Harry M. Walsh Waterfowling Artifacts Exhibit is a mini-museum tracing the evolution of waterfowling from an economic necessity to the sport of today. Some of these seldom seen treasurers loaned from private and museum collections date back hundreds of years, and include decoys, guns, gunning boats, and countless related items, some of priceless rarity. The 2015 exhibit will feature a special presentation of the Ward Museum’s “Bottoms Up” exhibit that showcases the inscriptions, brands, poems, paintings and other personal and personalized markings on the bottoms of decoys by some of the 20th century’s great carvers, including the Ward Brothers. In addition, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be sharing a portion of their “Chesapeake Swan Song:
From Commodity to Conservation” exhibit that details the evolving relationship with the people and swans of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Artifacts exhibit is located at Easton High School. Click here and scroll to the tabs to view this year’s exhibitors.
Our Information/Visitor Relations Committee is looking for a few good volunteers to fill the following roles:
- Bus Guides: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday
- Information Guides: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday
For more information and to sign-up, please contact Ann White at [email protected]
For more info visit the Waterfowl Festival website at www.waterfowlfestival.org