Chesapeake Marketplace – Easton Middle School
The Chesapeake Marketplace is the former Artisans Gifts and Workshop. Visit and experience painters and carvers at work, demonstrating the techniques and skills required in their creative process. Also, visitors can browse a wide variety of hand-crafted wildlife art and giftware, including jewelry, clothing, carvings, and thousands of “one-of-a-kind” items.
Buy, Sell, Swap – Easton High School
Get collectors together, and it is inevitable that they will eventually get to buying, selling and swapping. Haggling is encouraged at this traders’ bazaar with a staggering array of decoys, hunting and sporting memorabilia, sporting books and much more. Prices range from pocket change to the thousands of dollars. Whether a dedicated collector, first time buyer, or browser, any visitor will find something of interest.
Sportsman’s Pavilion – Easton Elks Lodge
Sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts delight in the array of Sportsman’s Pavilion vendors, offering everything from big-game hunting adventure trips to the smallest fishing lure. Find outdoor apparel from hats to boots, calls to lure the geese and taxidermy to stuff the ones bagged. Outdoor and sporting clubs and organizations invite new members. There is something for everyone here, including canine companions!
Wine, Beer & Tasting Pavilion – Harrison Street
Celebrating our excellent regional vintners, brewers and producers of other gourmet items, you are sure to have a tasty experience when you visit this popular venue. Offering wines and beers, cheeses and sweets, this is a palate-pleasing pavilion! In addition to needing a Festival badge or ticket to enter, there is a $10 fee for the wristband and glass that allow anyone 21 and older to taste the wines and beers. Visitors may also purchase wine and beer by the glass or bottles to take home.
Conservation Organizations at Christ Church
The Waterfowl Chesapeake Conservation Venue at Christ Church is the home for the Festival’s sister conservation organization, Waterfowl Chesapeake Inc., during the Festival weekend. Inside you will find more information about Waterfowl Chesapeake and it’s projects and initiatives, as well as a presence by partner conservation organizations and green businesses.
Harry M. Walsh Waterfowling Artifacts Exhibit – Easton High School
Part of the mission of the Waterfowl Festival is to preserve and promote the heritage that has made Maryland’s Eastern Shore unique. The annual displays of Waterfowling Artifacts are must-see exhibits for visitors. In Artifacts, one can trace the evolution of waterfowling from an economic necessity to the sport of today. Some of these seldom seen treasurers loaned from private and museum collections date back hundreds of years, and include decoys, guns, gunning boats, and countless related items, some of priceless rarity.