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23rd Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival

February 7 - February 9

Join us in downtown Washington, NC for the 23rd annual Wildlife Arts Festival, February 7 – 9, 2019.

For information or sponsorships contact Debra Torrence at d.torrenceaop@gmail.com.

For a vendor application please email ecwaf2019@gmail.com or call Virginia at 305-905-3055.

For Duck Decoy Carver information, contact Jay Sullivan at james.moye.sullivan@gmail.com.

 

 

 23rd Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival

Downtown Washington, NC 

February 8 & 9, 2019

Presented by the Arts of the Pamlico (AOP), East Carolina Wildfowl Guild & 
Washington Tourism Development Authority

2018 Festival Clip by UNCTV

Hotel Festival Rates

Fairfield Inn                                                #252-940-5630

Pamlico House Bed & Breakfast Inn          #252-946-5001

 

Tickets

Youth 12 and Under, no charge. 

$7 day pass & $12 weekend pass cash or add $2 convenience fee for Youth 13 and older & Adults.

Buy your tickets at the Historic Turnage Theatre, at the door at the Washington Civic Center or online

 SELECT TICKETS BELOW

 

 

Exhibitors Contacts

  • Duck Decoy Carver applications open through the show. Contact Jay Sullivan at james.moye.sullivan@gmail.com.

  • Festival Exhibitor applications are now closed. Contact Virginia Finnerty with questions or for 2020 applications after March 1, 2019 at ecwaf2019@gmail.com.

  • Sponsorships for the 2019 festival are now closed. See 2020 Sponsorship Information below or please contact Debra Torrence for 2020 sponsorship information at d.torrenceaop@gmail.com.

 

2019 Festival Schedule

Thursday, February 7 (5:30 – 7 PM)

  • Set up begins at Noon at Washington Civic Center
  • Sponsor Reception & NC Duck Stamp Unveiling: 5:30 PM, Washington Civic Center
  • Featured Artists, John & Dodi Groesser & Array of Wildlife Arts for sale and on display at the Historic Turnage Theatre

Friday, February 8 (10 AM – 8 PM)

  • Bid & Win - Glamping 3-room Tent Raffle & Silent Auction at Washington Civic Center
  • Exhibits & Demos at Washington Civic Center
  • Featured Artists, John & Dodi Groesser & Array of Wildlife Arts for sale and on display at the Historic Turnage Theatre
  • 5 Stand Sporting Clay Festival Event by Hunters’pointe Sporting Clays at 506 Decoy Drive, Washington, NC off Hwy 17. Pre-registration Required, call 252-975-2529 (10 AM to dusk). No experience required. Guns & protection gear provided. Fee is $12 for Youth 16 & Under or $19.95 for Adults.

Saturday, February 9 (10 AM – 6 PM)

  • Bid & Win - Glamping 3-room Tent Raffle & Silent Auction at Washington Civic Center (closes at 4 PM, winners announced 5:30 PM)
  • Duck Decoy Carving Competition (Peterson Building next to Civic Center)
  • Duck & Goose Calling Seminar (12:30 – 2:30 PM)
  • Duck Decoy Carving Demo by Jerry Talton (of the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild) at Washington Civic Center
  • Exhibits at Washington Civic Center
  • NC Oyster Update by Peter Boettger including health of oyster population, regeneration & more! at 11 AM
  • Educational & Hands On Demos at at Washington Civic Center
  • Food Vendors
  • Kids Duck Decoy Painting (pre-registration required)
  • Soap Decoy Carving at Historic Turnage Theatre (2 PM)
  • Costumed Character, Mallory the Mallard will be giving away free movie tickets
  • Retrieving Dog Demonstrations (10:30 AM & 1:30 PM) 
  • Featured Artists, John & Dodi Groesser & Array of Wildlife Arts for sale and on display at the Historic Turnage Theatre

Bid & Win

  • Raffle (Glamping Tent) - Tour the Glamping display at the Washington Civic Center, complete with a French-themed Bedroom, a Camo-inspired Sitting Area & English-themed Dining Area. Tickets are $5 each. Value is $200. You do not need to present to win.
  • Silent Auction - Bid on silent auction items in the balcony. Silent Auction begins during the Sponsor & Vendor Invitation Reception on Thursday, February 7 and continues through Saturday at 4 PM.

Demos & Exhibits

  • Duck Decoy Carving Demo by Jerry Talton/Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild (Saturday)
  • Duck Decoy Carving Competition at Peterson Building/Senior Center (Saturday)
  • Retrieving Dog Demos at Waterfront by Weller Kennels (Saturday, 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM))
  • 2019 NC Duck Stamp Collection Viewing at Washington Civic Center (Friday & Saturday)
  • Glamping Display & Raffle at Washington Civic Center (Friday & Saturday)
  • Wildlife Arts at Historic Turnage Theatre (Thurs (1 – 6, Friday 11 AM – 6 PM & Sat 11 AM – 4 PM)

Duck Decoy Carver Competition

Duck Decoy Carver applications open through the show at the Peterson Building/Senior Center next to Washington Civic Center. Please contact Jay Sullivan at james.moye.sullivan@gmail.com to register, for details or questions.

Educational Information & Workshops

  • Machapunga Eco Tours – Eco Tour Information & Educational Workshop (11 AM)
  • Duck & Goose Calling Seminar with Gary Ansell of Killum Calls (Saturday, 12:30 – 2:30 PM, Free)
  • Friends of Goose Creek State Park – Environmental Education & Hands On Learning
  • North Carolina Wildlife Commission Resources – Commission Display (Friday & Saturday)

Exhibitors (to date)

  1. Arts of the Pamlico – Art & Cultural Events Information
  2. BioWild Designs – Nature Inspired Clothing
  3. Corbett Woodworks – Bird Houses
  4. Cunningham, Mark – Wood Carvings
  5. DStarbuck Gallery – Acrylic Artist
  6. Desmonds Wood Designs – Turned Wood
  7. Partin, Jane – Watercolor & Oils
  8. Jim’s Enterprises – Watercolor & Paint on Wood
  9. Kelly, Norlina – Acrylic Painting
  10. D & L Weathervanes - Weathervanes
  11. Ducks Unlimited – Prints, Weathervanes & Logo Items for Sale
  12. Engravers World & Apparel – Festival T-Shirts
  13. Hicks, Mike – Duck Decoys & Shorebirds
  14. Killum Calls – Duck & Goose Calls & Manifolds
  15. Lordin Lites – Glass & Driftwood
  16. Knight, Colleen – Pyrography
  17. Nature’s Images by Sol - Photography
  18. Northern Wings Decoys – Hand Carved Decoys & Folk Art Carvings
  19. Manning, Susan – Wood Burning
  20. Martin, Wayne – Watercolor
  21. Overman, Richard – Custom Engraved Knives & Decoys
  22. Scholl, Tim – Custom Knives & Jewelry
  23. Sears, Joan – Oil Paintings
  24. Williams, Richard – Wildlife Lamps
  25. Washington Tourism Development Authority – Washington/Beaufort Co. Tourism Information

Food Vendors at Civic Center:  Concessions by Arts of the Pamlico, Food Trucks: Samuyan Jamaican Foods (jerk chicken & pork on Friday) YallEat (Saturday) & Sandwich & Soup (Saturday) by Literacy Volunteers at Presbyterian Church across from Civic Center

Discounts @ Downtown Washington Restaurants for Ticket Holders

  • Down on Mainstreet - Stop by for discounts!     107 W. Main St. Washington, NC 27889     Phone: 252.940.1988
  • Carryout by Chrislyn - Stop by for discounts!   128 East 2nd St., Washington, NC 252-340-9475
  • Grub Brothers Eatery - 10% discount off entrée 156 W Main St, Washington, NC 252-940-4782
  • Rachel K’s Bakery—Free coffee w/ pastry purchase. 126 N Market St., Washington, NC 252 946-2253
  • Ribeyes Steakhouse- free salad bar with entrée purchase 228 Stewart Parkway           , Washington, NC 252-833-0936
  • The Bank Bistro & Bar10% discount off entrée. 216 W Main St., Washington, NC 252-948-9000
  • The Meeting Place  Buy one, get one 50% off for Breakfast or Lunch  225 West Main St., Washington, NC 252-975-6370
  • Wine Crate 10% discount off any food items 132 East Water St., Washington, NC 252-495-8485

Discounts @ Downtown Shops for Ticket Holders 

  • Arts of the Pamlico at Turnage Theatre - Free popcorn with purchase of beverage Historic Turnage Theatre, 150 West Main St.
  • Art Tyndall Studio—10% discount Harris Alley, across from the Turnage Theatre 
  • Bloom Women’s Apparel -10% discount 100 West Main St
  • Contemporary Art Exchange – Discounts off selected items 127 East Main St
  • Cottage Junkies –10% off total purchase 103 North Market St 
  • Lemonade Gallery – Discounts on selected Artist works. 201 West Main St 
  • Lone Leaf Gallery & Custom Framing –10% off selected items 101 West Main St 
  • The Little Shoppes of Washington -10% discount 223 West Main St. 
  • South Market Antiques -10% discount 223 West Main St.
  • Riverwalk Gallery –10% off selected items 103 North Market St 
  • The Purser’s Chest—10% discount 221 West Main St.
  • The River Girl - 10%-20% off selected items 238 West Main St. 
  • The Southern Nest -10%-20% off selected items 133 West Main St. 
  • Wine & Words...& Gourmet - 10% off selected items  220 West Main St. 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
February 7
End:
February 9

Venue

150 W. Main St
Washington, NC 27889 United States
Phone:
252-946-2504