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What To Know Before You Go: Waterfowl Festival

Nov 09, 2017 04:00PM
By Cate Reynolds

Celebrate wildlife art, sporting heritage, and the best of Eastern Shore food at Easton’s annual Waterfowl Festival. This is the ultimate experience for sporting and outdoor enthusiasts and features a wine pavilion and craft brew pub, various displays of art, including the 2017 featured artist, Julia Rogers, demonstrations, and so much more.

The Basics

Date: Thursday, November 9th (Preview Party) & Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th

Time: 4:30–8:30 p.m. (Thursday), 8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Sunday)

Location: Downtown Easton


The Details

What can guests expect?

The Waterfowl Festival is an annual, three-day event that promotes wildlife conservation and celebrates life on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Located at several locations throughout historic downtown Easton, the festival encourages visitors to experience local heritage and tradition in a casual environment. Experience wildlife art pieces and meet the artists behind them; buy and sell antique decoys and hunting artifacts; and watch retriever, fishing, and birds of prey demonstrations.

Food and drinks?

Food vendors will offer both Eastern Shore favorites and traditional festival fare. Enjoy crab soup, oyster Po’ Boys, pit beef, soft crab sandwiches, burgers, local wine and beer, and so much more!

What about parking? 

Parking is available at Easton High School, St. Mark’s Church, and West Street Parking Lot. There is also limited handicapped parking available at Easton High School, Easton Middle School, Easton Elks Lodge, and behind the Town of Easton Office Building.

Are tickets still available? 

Yes! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. Children 10 and under are admitted free.

The dress code? 

There is no specific dress code, so wear what’s most comfortable for walking around.

Where do the proceeds go? 

Proceeds support the Waterfowl Festival’s Conservation Mission, and its partner organization, Waterfowl Chesapeake. Purchases made at festival food vendors help support local non-profits in the community.