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04/20/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Presented by the Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild, the Second Annual Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival will be held on Saturday April 20th in the Ocracoke School gymnasium.  

Islander Dan Robinson of Ocracoke will be this year’s featured carver. Dan has been a carver for more than 40 years. He will be joined by his sons Dale and Scotty, who follow in their father’s footsteps.

2019 Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival

In 2018, the first annual festival drew an estimated 600 attendees which included carvers and collectors from Ocracoke Island and the region.  Explore the displays of carvers showing and selling their items.  

There will be decoy carvings of redheads, ruddy ducks, blue bills, swans, geese, shorebirds and more, along with artwork and artifacts related to North Carolina’s rich waterfowl tradition.

In addition to all kinds of decoys on display, the event will have presentations on the art of carving. 

Merchandise will be available for sale including T-shirts, hats and the popular event poster.

There will be plenty of food.  The Clam Chowder Cook-off, a fundraiser for Ocracoke Child Care, will be part of the food offerings this year, along with fish sandwiches, desserts and more. 

This is a great family event.  There will be kids decoy painting sessions, raffles and a decoy head-carving contest.  Explore the carver's individual styles and share the appreciation of pride in their work.

2019 Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival

Ready to learn about the history and art of decoy making?  Wanting to talk all things decoys, this is the event for you!  For details please visit Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild.

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