Event Schedule

Monday – Thursday: The Educational Conference offers 1 to 3 day carving classes from master carvers.

Friday

Show Hours 10:00 to 5:00. All Judging in Hall A/B unless otherwise noted

  • 7:00 – 9:00  Wildfowl Competition Registration
  • 9:30    Judging – World Divisions
    • Decorative Life-size Wildfowl
    • Decorative Miniature Wildfowl
    • Interpretive Wood Sculpture
  • 10:00    Judging – World Division
    • Decorative Life-size Waterfowl Pair
    • Judging – Advanced, Intermediate, Novice Divisions
    • Decorative Life-size Floating Waterfowl
    • Interpretive Wood Sculpture
    • Decorative Miniature Wildfowl
    • Judging – Lem & Steve Ward Competition
      • Gunning Pairs – Assawoman Bay*
      • *Note: Judging times on the Bay may be changed at the discretion of the judges
  • 10:00 – 5:00    Treetops Gifts of Art & Nature
    • Carvers Art Shop
    • Photo Studio
  • 10:00 – 5:00    Kid’s Corner – Featured activities include painting miniature decoys, soap carving and carving using child-safe tools.  Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • 11:00    Judging – Masters Divisions
  • 1:00    Judging – Feathers, Fronds, & Fish Divisions
  • 1:30    Judging – Advanced Decorative Miniature
    • Gunning Pairs Champion – Assawoman Bay
    • Note: Judging times on the Bay may be changed at the discretion of the judges
  • 2:00    Judging – Sculpture Other Than Wood
  • 4:30    Judging – Intermediate, Novice Divisions
    • Best in Show
  • 5:30    Living Legends Awards and Dinner (Advance Ticket Required), The Grand Hotel

Saturday

Show Hours 9:00 to 5:00. All Judging in Hall A/B unless otherwise noted

  • 9:00 – 5:00    Treetops Gifts of Art & Nature
    • Carvers Art Shop
  • 9:00   Judging – Lem & Steve Ward Divisions
    • Contemporary Antique
    • Contemporary Decoys
    • Shorebird Decoy
    • Decorative Smoothie Waterfowl & Champion
    • Judging – Bench Divisions
  • 10:00 – 5:00    Photo Studio
  • 9:00 – 5:00    Kid’s Corner
  • 10:00    Judging – World Shootin’ Rig Division – Assawoman Bay
    • Note: Judging time on the Bay may be changed at the discretion of the judges
  • 11:00 Judging – Lem & Steve Ward Divisions:
    • Decorative Smoothie Shorebirds & Wading Birds
    • Champagne Waterfowl & Champion
    • Youth Competition
    • Youth Gunning Pairs – Assawoman Bay*
  • Noon – 2:00    Auction bidder registration
  • 1:00    Champagne Waterfowl Silent Auction until 3:00 pm Sunday
  • 2:00 – 5:00    Auction – Benefits the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art (Located in the Performing Arts Center)
  • 5:30  Awards Presentations: Performing Arts Center
    • Living Legends
    • Youth
    • Sculpture
    • Divisions: Lem & Steve, Novice, Intermediate, Advance
    • Special Memorial Awards
    • Masters
    • Worlds

Sunday 

Show Hours 10:00 to 4:00

  • 8:00 – 10:00    Carvers and guest (with a badge) special photo session – A/B Hall
  • 10:00 – 4:00    Treetops Gifts of Art & Nature
  • 10:00 – 4:00    Kid’s Corner
    • Champagne Waterfowl Silent Auction continues until 3:00
  • 10:00 – 2:30    Carvers Art Shop
  • 10:00 – 2:00    Photo Studio
  • 2:00    Awards Presentations: People’s Choice
  • 3:00    Drawing of Ward Brothers Decoy and Membership Raffles and Announcement of Champagne Waterfowl Silent Auction winners