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Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend & Decoy Festival

Harkers Island Elementary School
1163 Island Rd
Harkers Island , NC 28531
December 5, 2020 – December 6, 2020

Event Description

Each year on the first weekend in December, the Core Sound Decoy Guild hosts its annual Core Sound Decoy Festival on Harkers Island.

This unique celebration boasts local waterfowl art, music, seafood, museum exhibits and more. It also includes educational displays, competitions, arts and crafts, community boatbuilding and a fellowship service on Sunday morning.

Sunday is Youth Day and children under the age of 17 get free admission to the festival, in addition to special door prizes, kids decoy painting, youth decoy competitions, archery experience and more. It’s the perfect way to experience the holiday season “Down East.”

This event is fun and family-friendly, so make your way out to the Core Sound Decoy Festival this December!

Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend Schedule


9:00am – Show Opens
9:00am – Carving Competition Registration, Youth Archery (all day), Safari Trailer
10:00am – Competition Judging
10:00am – Children’s Decoy Painting (all day)
10:00am – Auction Preview Begins
11:00am – Retriever Demonstration
1:00pm – Decoy Auction
2:00pm – Retriever Demonstration
5:00pm – Show Closes


10:00am – Show Opens – YOUTH DAY!!
10:00am – Competition Judging
10:00am – Children’s Decoy Painting and Youth Archery (all day), Safari Trailer
1:00pm – Head Carving Contest
1:00pm – Retriever Demonstration
3:00pm – Youth Prize Drawing (ages 6-17)
3:30pm – Awards Presentation, Announce 2019 Featured Carver/bird, and raffle drawing winners for the Shotgun, Decoy, and Print.

Waterfowl Weekend Hours

Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm

Waterfowl Weekend Admission

Admission is $8 daily, children under 12 free
Sunday is Youth Day with all children under 18 free

Waterfowl Weekend Contact Info

Harkers Island Elementary School
1163 Island Rd., Harkers Island NC
Phone: (252) 838-8818
Website: www.decoyguild.com

Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend & Decoy Festival

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