27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival – 2014: December 6th and 7th, Harkers Island, NC

Hours: Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Admission: $8.00 daily, children under 12 free.

Sunday is Youth Day, and all children under 18 will receive free admission and door prizes!

Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild

HARKERS ISLAND, NC July 26, 2014 – The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Festival events include antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, children’s decoy painting, educational exhibits, duck calling competitions, head whittling contest, and a live decoy auction. The decoy competition has many categories to suit nearly every carver, including IWCA Working Decoy, IWCA Gunning Shorebird, Canvas Decoy, Root Head, and the Duplin County Ducks Unlimited Competition (with a sizeable purchase award). There are also several youth divisions in the carving competition, and this year the Guild will be hosting the 2014 Young Guns Championship. Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers dish out scrumptious food, and over 90 vendors spread their wares for shoppers who flock to the Festival. This event benefits the Core Sound Decoy Carver’s Guild and Harkers Island Elementary School and is the area’s largest off-season event. Visit decoyguild.com for more information or join the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild on Facebook!