UPCOMING EVENTS AT OR DIRECTLY BENEFITTING THE HAVRE DE GRACE DECOY MUSEUM

Each year, the Decoy Museum hosts an exciting series of events that draw thousands of collectors from across the nation. No matter what your particular interest, our calendar of events offers exciting opportunities to appreciate the unique folk art of decoy carving, enlarge your collection, and support the Decoy Museum!

The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum has made every attempt to present a series of events to educate and entertain our members and visitors.  It should come as no surprise that for the last two years our program offerings have been tumultuous at best as the COVID pandemic ebbed and flowed.  Publishing an accurate list of events has proven to be one of the most challenging exercises that we have faced.  Nevertheless, we have again attempted to establish event listings that will be held at or directly benefit the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.  Please join us to ensure that the folk art of waterfowling and decoy making live well into the future.

For up to date information, call the Decoy Museum at (410) 939-3739 or email membership@decoymuseum.com

AN EVENING WITH CHARLIE PIERCE

Sunday, April 24 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Decoy Museum

Charlie Pierce, the Honorary Chairman of the 40th Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival, will tell us about himself and his carving.  His discussion will serve as a backdrop to the activities of the following weekend’s festival and events.  Charlie will be open to questions and will also show us some of his as well as his dad’s (Jimmy) works.  Refreshments will be provided.

Fee $10.00

40TH ANNUAL DECOY & WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 29 – May 1        

Gym & Auditorium (former HHS site, 710 Congress Avenue, HDG)

This annual event celebrates its 40th year in 2022.  Join Honorary Chairman Charlie Pierce to celebrate the show that his father Jim Pierce started forty-years ago.  The festival represents the single largest fundraiser for the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum and features vintage as well contemporary waterfowl decoys of all types and makers.  Wildlife artists also present a myriad of flat art offerings.  Carving, Gunning Decoy, and the J. Evans McKinney Old Decoy contests lure folk artists from every talent level.

Friday, April 29     Set-up (exhibition site) & Carver’s Reception (Decoy Museum)

Saturday & Sunday (April 30 – May 1)        Exhibition & Competitions

Fee $10.00 for the weekend

Click Here for the 2022 Festival Download Links

2022 CHARLIE JOINER MEMORIAL DECOY SHOW

Saturday, September 10 | Galena Volunteer Fire Department       

The 4th annual event honors the legendary carver Charlie “Speed” Joiner (1921-2015).  Joiner was a renowned decoy carver from Kent County who came under the tutelage of R. Madison Mitchell (1901-1993), a highly regarded regional carver. In the late 1940s Joiner became well acquainted with Steve (1895-1976) and Lem (1896-1984) Ward.  Show proceeds directly benefit the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.

2022 ANNUAL SPORTING CLAY CLASSIC

Sunday, September 11 | Schrader’s Outdoors

Each year, sporting clay enthusiasts descend in numbers upon the course at Schrader’s Outdoors in September to compete in the Annual Sporting Clay Classic in direct support of the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.  Competitors shoot a 50-target main event.  Competitions include Lewis Class, Greenwing (youth) and Ladies, all competing for waterfowl decoy prizes.  Grab your shotguns and come showcase your talent.

Note:

Programs on Wetlands and Waterfowl, Gunning Clubs of Northern Chesapeake Bay-Spesutie Island, and specific Waterfowling day trips will be rescheduled as soon as the logistics are resolved.  Please continue to visit the Special Events section of our website for the most up-to-date information.

For more information on these 2022 events and for reservations, contact the museum by phone at  410-939-3739.

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