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48th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival

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Location Ocean City
Dates April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018

From 48th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival Website:

The World Championship is an international event where carvers, collectors, and visitors convene at the end of each April in Ocean City, MD. From highly decorative works of art to functional hunting decoys, about 1200 different wildfowl carvings representing more than 150 species from around the world can be viewed at the premiere, most prestigious competition in the world. Competitors of all levels--from youth to world champions--compete against their peers for the chance to win a portion of nearly $60,000 in prize money, as well as other recognition including ribbons, medallions, plaques and trophies. There are over 40 different divisions in which an artist can compete--decorative life-size and miniature wildfowl, floating waterfowl, interpretive, gunning decoys, contemporary antiques, sculpture, and for the this years years competition, feathers and fronds.

See the World's best wildfowl art!
Attend seminars and classes by master carvers for artists of all skill levels.
Shop from a wide variety of vendors for fine art work, home decorating items, folk art, photography, jewelry, sporting goods or carving and art supplies.
Watch live birds of prey demonstrations.
Bid on one-of-a-kind carvings and artwork from renowned wildlife artists at the Saturday afternoon benefit auction.
Enjoy bird and pony watching on a sunset cruise on the bay.
Bring the children to Kid's Corner to create fun make-and-take projects.
Stroll the boardwalk of the convention center while watching artfully carved decoys floating on the bay.
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Show hoursFri 10-5, Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4
Public Admission Price$10 Multi day pass, $8 Seniors and Students, Children under 12 are free, for group of 6 or more: $6 per person
Year #48
Art/Craft Space
10x10 both space: $350 Corner Booth, $325 Regular Booth, $260 Outside Booth
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