Waterfowl Weekend

This annual celebration of the history, traditions, and community spirit of Down East is held at the Core Sound Museum, located next door to Cape Lookout National Seashore's Harkers Island Visitor Center. Held the first full weekend in December, Waterfowl Weekend brings together decoy carvers, boat builders, local artists, and nonprofit organizations to share the culture (and food) of the Core Sound Community.

Waterfowl Weekend Logo

2017 Waterfowl Weekend Information to be Announced

Find more information on the Core Sound Museum website or by calling 252-728-1500 ext. 26.

Poster announcing the 2015 Core Sound Decoy Festival

The Decoy Festival

Waterfowl Weekend is an extension of the Core Sound Decoy Festival, which has been a local tradition since 1988.

The Decoy Festival is held at the Harkers Island Elementary School. The festival hosts exhibits, retriever demonstrations, and carving competitions. FREE shuttles carry visitors between the Decoy Festival and the Waterfowl Weekend event.

Find more information on the Decoy Festival on the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild website.

Last updated: January 12, 2018

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131 Charles St
Harkers Island, NC 28531


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