Salisbury wildfowl exposition to draw decoy attention

September 30, 2013 by  

The Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo is returning to Salisbury University this October.

There will be much to see and participate in at the expo. There will be demonstrations of decoy carving, free appraisals of decoys, several contests, lectures, and a marketplace. Children will be given several activities in which to take part, including crafts and learning how to make birdhouses and paint decoys. In addition, there will be two art exhibits running at the museum concurrently with the expo: ‘Resurrection: the Taxidermist’s Art’ and ‘Nature Photographer’s Kit: from Plates to Pixels’. Food will also be available for purchase.

The contests taking place during the day will include the Chesapeake Challenge, which is a competition for decoy makers who will be competing for ribbons and cash prizes, and the Old Bird’s Competition, in which winners receive ribbons in 10 categories and the first place winner in each category also has their work displayed in the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art.

The marketplace will feature a wide variety of items for sale, including handmade decoys, furniture, and folk art. No doubt many of the vendors, who will probably come from Salisbury and the surrounding areas, will want to draw attention to their booths by investing in such services as banner printing.

The Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo will take place at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University on October 12 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is free. To find out more about the event, call 410-742-4988 x120.