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Competition and exhibit of carvers, artisans, wildfowl art, and supplies, including classes, seminars, and activities for children.
It’s where spectacular meets prestigious – A World Championship event for wildfowl carvers, collectors and visitors. Over 150 varieties of bird carvings – from decorative pieces of art to functional hunting decoys – are displayed under one roof.
Artists in 38 divisions compete for prize money totaling $70,000. Visitors can view the art, attend seminars by master carvers, buy carvings, shop at over 100 exhibits, and bid on carvings at a Saturday auction. Items on display include fine art work, folk art, jewelry, sporting goods, home décor items, and carving/art supplies. There is also a Kids Corner offering make-and-take projects for children.
Find out more about the admission and details of the competition.
Days & Times
- Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
- Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
- Award Ceremony Saturday, 5 pm
- Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm