Schedule Of Events

19th Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festivalecwaf_logo

Schedule of Events

 

Friday, February 7th

Preview Event & Oyster Roast, 6 p.m. ~ Washington Civic Center

The Preview is a special event for sponsors.  However, for the first time, tickets will also be sold for those interested in a sneak peek at the show.  The winning, original artwork for the NC Duck Stamp will be unveiled.  Tickets for the event are $40 per person and include your admittance to the show for the weekend. Call 252-948-9415 ext 2 or 3 for tickets.

 

Saturday, February 8th ~ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Shuttles Provided

Art Show & Sale ~ Washington Civic Center, 110 N. Gladden Street

Diverse groups of exhibitors offering hand crafted items.

 

Carving Competition ~ Peterson Building, 310 W. Main St.

More than a dozen divisions make this carving competition worth seeing.  Watch how the judges select from a variety of handcrafted decoys and view prizewinning birds for yourself.

 

VantageSouth Bank Sportsman Tent & Outdoor Market ~ Festival Park, 119 E. Water Street

Exhibits and vendors with the sportsman in mind, including: NC Wildlife Resources Commission Exhibits, Sensory Safari Trailer, Sylvan Height Waterfowl Park, and Boatbuilding by Jimmy’s Boathouse.  Guildford Bowhunters will also be on hand for spectators to try their hand at the sport.

 

Children’s Decoy Painting Workshop ~ NC Estuarium, 223 East Water Street

The workshop is free (and fun), but preregistration is required. There are two classes: 9 to 10 and 10:30-11:30.  For children between 4 and 12 years of age. This annual event is co-sponsored by the East Carolina Wildfowl Guild in conjunction with the Wildlife Arts Festival. Call for reservations at 252-948-0000.  After the workshop, enjoy the exhibits in the NC Estuarium that will be open to children and youth free of charge, adults at half price of $2.50 (with show ticket).

 

Beaufort County Traditional Music Association ~ Caboose Lawn at Washington Civic Center

The BCTMA members will entertain you with their musical talents from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Auction ~ Washington Yacht & Country Club, 7155 River Road

Auction & Seafood Buffet at Washington Yacht & Country Club, dinner reservations required: 1-800-999-3857 ext. 3. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.  Live auction begins at 7 p.m.  Auction is open to the public. $35 per person.

 

Sunday, February 9th ~ 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Free Shuttles Provided

 

Art Show & Sale ~ Washington Civic Center, 110 N. Gladden Street

 

Carving Competition Venue ~ Peterson Building, 310 W. Main St.

 

VantageSouth Bank Sportsman Tent & Outdoor Market ~ Festival Park, 119 E. Water Street

 

Waterfowl Calling Competition ~ Turnage Theater, 150 W. Main Street

 

ADMISSION: $12, children under 12 admitted free 

Call 800.999.3857 ext 2 or 3 for general event information, or

Website:  www.ecwguild.com or www.ecwaf.com