Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This festival pays tribute to decoys from the past while encouraging the carving of new ones, with a marketplace and lots of activities!
Displayed the inside the Museum are the decoys entered by collectors into the “Old Birds” Antique Decoy Competition. Also held inside is the Contemporary Antique Competition which challenges carvers try to emulate the appearance of antique decoys. It is quite interesting to compare the two competitions.
More than thirty vendors will participate in the buying, selling and trading of an eclectic mix of fine antique decoys, folk art and collectible waterfowling and hunting items. The vendors are always eager to see what new treasures will be brought to the buy, sell or trade. Visitors are encouraged to bring their decoys in for identification and/or appraisal.
The front parking lot is full of activities, from the Buy, Sell and Trade vendors, to children’s games and Fall Festival activities for the whole family. In the backyard the Chesapeake Challenge participants compete for prizes in floating, shorebird, and woodpecker decoy divisions. There is a Youth competition in all three divisions and they are the first to be judged. There will also be carving demos! And don’t miss out on Quack or Treat! Children come in costume and Quack or Treat through the galleries of the Museum! You can even paint or carve a pumpkin!
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
909 South Schumaker Dr
Salisbury, MD 21804