A Three Day Celebration of the Culture of the Eastern Shore.
For three days every November, between 18,000 and 20,000 visitors discover the best of local wildlife, nature, art, heritage, food, and fun at the Waterfowl Festival. While strolling along the lovely streets of Easton, visitors can discover the town and a tradition that has been going strong for generations.
More than 1,000 volunteers work year-round to stage the show, most coming back to lend their talents and time year after year.
Art collectors find exceptional wildlife art from renowned master artists, along with a variety of events and vendors for all to enjoy that display everything from fishing lures to all-terrain vehicles and boats. Those looking for entertainment can take in retriever demonstrations Diving Dogs competitions, goose and duck calling contests, and street musicians. Holiday shoppers can find unique items for everyone on their list. And after an afternoon of fun at exploration, visitors can sample mouth- watering Eastern Shore cuisine, supplied by local nonprofit organizations raise important funds for their or other worthwhile causes.
Waterfowl Festival Opening Ceremonies
Location: Tidewater Inn
ART BUYERS’ PREVIEW: 5pm
All Galleries Open
Join us to kick off our 51st Festival in style! You’ll be the first to view this year’s Federal Duck Stamp and meet the winning artist, while also helping us celebrate some of those who have made us who we are—our long time volunteers and 2022 Hall of Fame inductees.
The Waterfowl Festival’s Carving Committee is pleased to announce that the William A. Perry Scholarship Cocktail Decoy Auction will be held as a silent auction in 2022, so all festival-goers will have an opportunity to bid. The one-of-a-kind carvings will be displayed in the atrium of the Academy Art Museum from Thursday, November 10, through Sunday, November 13. As they have for over 30 years, the proceeds from the auction will benefit the William A. Perry Scholarship Fund. Auction winners may either pick up decoys on Sunday afternoon or have them shipped.