Location: Easton High School
Admission: Preliminary Rounds (Fri & Sat) – FREE;
Finals  (Sat. eve) – FREE with Festival admission or $10 per person

Marvel at men and women who have fine-tuned the craft of “speaking'” to the Chesapeake’s ducks and geese.

This is not “just a contest” about calling waterfowl. It is an opportunity to experience the human ability to ‘speak’ to the Bay’s ducks and geese.  Competitors are immersed in the language of the incredible waterfowl of the region, complete with strutting on stage as they call to the birds or to each other.  They are very serious about their craft and it is a wonder to watch. Check out the Contest’s Facebook for a sample of the incredible talent you’ll see.

Many of the industry’s leaders in waterfowl calling and hunting have gotten their start on the calling contest stage at the Waterfowl Festival.  The World Championship Goose Calling Contest ®, founded in 1976, is the longest running goose calling contest in the United States. This Championship has single-handily changed the shape and face of the goose calling and waterfowling industry!

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With audiences of 600+, five contests and incredible prize packages on the line, the stage is always set for an exciting evening. The beauty of Easton’s contests is the level playing ground. Anyone, novice or master, can blow. Proud duck and goose callers representing at least 16 states and Canada make the journey to Easton for the coveted titles.



Friday, November 11 – 11 a.m. – Noon – Registration for all Competitors  (at Easton High School Auditorium)

12:00 p.m. – Judges Meeting – Senior Division

12:30 p.m. Preliminary Rounds Begin (Senior Divisions)

  • 12:30 World Championship Team Live Duck Calling Contest
  • 2:00  World Championship Team Goose Calling Contest
  • 3:30  World Championship Live Duck Calling Contest®
  • 5:00  World Championship Live Goose Calling Contest®
  • 6:30  World Championship Goose Calling Contest®

Saturday, November 12

10:30 p.m. – Judges Meeting – Junior Division

11:00 a.m. Preliminary Rounds Begin (Junior Divisions)

  • 11:00 World Championship Live Duck Calling Contest®
  • 12:15 World Championship Live Goose Calling Contest®

4:00 p.m. FINAL ROUNDS  (Please note there is no bus transportation following the final competition rounds.)

  • World Championship Live Duck Calling Contest® – Junior
  • World Championship Live Goose Calling Contest® – Junior
  • World Championship Team Live Duck Calling Contest
  • World Championship Team Goose Calling Contest
  • World Championship Live Goose Calling Contest® – Senior Division
  • World Championship Live Duck Calling Contest – Senior Division
  • World Championship Goose Calling Contest® – Senior Division

The 2016 Line-Up

  • World  Championship Goose Calling ® (Sr. & Jr. Divisions)
  • World Championship Live Goose Calling ®
  • World Championship Live Duck Calling ® (Sr. & Jr. Divisions)
  • World Championship Team Goose Calling Contest
  • NEW! World Championship Team Duck Calling Championship

Check out the action on our Facebook!

Waterfowl Hunters Party

Get yourself a ticket now for the 2016 Waterfowl Hunters Party on Saturday night of Festival weekend!  There will be give-aways for all makes and models of decoys, blinds, hunting gear and shotguns at this one-of-a-kind experience, raffle-only event. No auctions or formal sit-down dinner. Tell all your friends – this ain’t your Daddy’s DU banquet!  Proceeds benefit Waterfowl Festival and Ducks Unlimited.
More info and tickets here.

Thank you to our 2016 Contest sponsors!  

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Additional 2016 Calling Contest Sponsors!

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