Please see our new About Dogs section if you plan to visit the Festival with your furry friends.

Diving Dogs Competition

Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm
NEW Location: Sportsman’s Pavilion, Easton Elk’s Lodge, 502 Dutchman’s Lane
A Festival ticket is required to attend the competitions.
The 2019 Waterfowl Festival is proud to partner with the North American Diving Dogs® to present one of the most popular events at the Festival. The Diving Dogs competition will take place at a new location at the Sportsman’s Pavilion where the stands fill quickly to watch dog after dog race down a dock to splash into a pool of water. The competition is to see which can remain airborne the farthest or highest, depending on which event is being contended. 
NEW this year: Bring your pup and for $10 you can see if they’re a jumper with a few “TRY ITs”!
Visit our Diving Dogs page for full schedule.  To register to compete, visit: https://northamericadivingdogs.com

Retriever Demonstrations

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Location: Bay Street Ponds
Both new and returning visitors, adults and kids alike, make it a point to head to the ponds to see the dogs. The Retriever Demonstrations are entertaining and amazing as these exceptionally skilled canines show off by leaping into the pond to fetch a thrown or hidden dummy. You don’t have to be a hunter to appreciate the intelligence demonstrated by the retrievers and the training skills of their handlers who are members of the Talbot Retriever Club.

Raptor Demonstrations – Wings Across America

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:30am and 2:30pm
NEW Location: behind Easton Middle School 

Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with Wings Across America, a program of the Earth Conservation Corps. 

Fly Fishing Demonstrations

Saturday & Sunday 10:40am and 12:40pm
Location: Bay Street Ponds
Tony Friedrich of the Maryland Coastal Conservation Association shows visitors the special techniques of casting with a fly rod, an ancient art that uses artificial lures instead of bait to catch fish. You can even try your hand with a rod and may get converted to a new fishing religion of your own.

Kids’ Fishing Derby

Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Bay Street Ponds
Members of the MidShore Chapter of the Maryland Coastal Conservation Association give kids the opportunity to catch their first fish. The organization’s volunteers instruct children on how to cast and reel in their line. The fish are thrown back, but each kid takes home a certificate of their “first catch.”