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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
410.742.4988

Museum Hours

Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Wildfowl Expo

21th Annual Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo

Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION
Rain or Shine

The crisp, clear fall air and beautiful grounds of the museum will once again set the stage for a day of excitement, anticipation, and socialization among decoy collectors and carvers from across the country. Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo pays tribute to decoys from the past while encouraging the carving of new ones. Admission to the event and museum is free!

Exciting Marketplace

The front parking lot and John A. Luetkemeyer and Thomas F. Mullan, Jr. Legacy Center are transformed into a festive marketplaces. 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.

Competitions
The competition pays tribute to old working decoys while encouraging the carving of new ones. 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.
Activities
The backyard is full of activities. 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. Don't miss out on the carving demos! There are also children’s activities at the Kid's Corner which include many make and take projects and educational nature activities.

Accommodations

Courtyard Salisbury
128 Troopers Way
Salisbury,MD 21804

410-742-4405

 

Additional visitor information is available from: Wicomico County Tourism, 8480 Ocean Highway, Delmar, Maryland 21875, www.wicomicotourism.org.

 

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

50th Anniversary Golden Goose Reception & Auction

Join past and present supporters for a signature reception starting at 5 p.m. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, spirits, beer, and wine. Live auction begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets:     $50 for Members & SU
                 $65 for Non-Members

For more information click the image below.