See dogs launch themselves off a dock, raptors in flight, retriever demonstrations and more at the annual Waterfowl Festival in Easton Nov. 11-13.
The festival celebrates wildlife art, sporting heritage and the food and drink of the Eastern Shore. Featured are classes, demonstrations, waterfowl calling championships, exhibits, wine and beer tasting and more. Fun family events include:
- The DockDogs competition where dogs race down a dock and splash into a pool or water. See which dog can remain airborne the farthest or highest. The competition will be held Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Easton Middle School.
- Retriever Demonstrations will feature dogs leaping into a pond to fetch a hidden dummy Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Bay Street Ponds.
- Hawks, falcons and owls will sharpen their hunting skills during outdoor flight raptor demonstrations all three days at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Easton High School.
- A Kids’ Fishing Derby will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Bay Street Ponds. Volunteers will instruct children on how to cast and reel in their line. Fish must be thrown back but kids will receive a certificate of their first catch.
- Kids can take a decoy painting class Saturday from 10:30-noon or other art classes at Easton Middle School.
- The Fishmobile, a traveling marine science program, will be at Easton High School Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $15; children 10 and younger are free. Events will be at various venues throughout downtown. For a schedule of events and times visit waterfowlfestival.org.