The Waterfowl Festival is an invitational show. Subject matter that expresses the rich diversity of nature including wildlife, landscapes, sporting art and maritime will be accepted.

The Festival follows a rolling admissions format – the sooner your application is received, the higher the possibility of acceptance. Applications are accepted after January 1st each year. Festival chairmen begin to review applications on March 1st and will continue accepting exhibitors until all spaces are filled. If an exhibit is filled, it will be noted on this page.

Application Forms

Sculptors, Painters, Carvers and Photographers Application (PDF)
Artists for these venues are selected and accepted through a formal jury process in late spring each year.

Vendor and Exhibitor Application (PDF)

Applications are still be accepted for any of the following exhibit areas of the Festival:

Buy, Sell, Swap – Decoys, sporting collectibles, American folk art

        Chesapeake Marketplace – Demonstrating artisans and handcrafted products

Child-Specific Vendors —  Call 410-822-4567 if interested

Duck Stamps – State and Federal Duck Stamps

Sportsman’s Pavilion – Excursions, charters, outfitting services, goose & duck calls, retail sporting products

Tasting Pavilion – Regional wineries, breweries and gourmet foods

Waterfowl Chesapeake – Green vendors and businesses     Call 410-822-4567 if interested

Waterfowling Artifacts –Waterfowl artifacts and memorabilia     Selling or trading prohibited

Vendors with products and services that are not applicable in the above categories may email the Waterfowl Festival at with a description of products or services offered if you feel you might qualify.

Food Vendors at the Festival are or are associated with nonprofit, Eastern Shore-based organizations. Food vendors must participate in a separate application process. Call 410-822-4567 if you feel your organization qualifies.