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Core Sound Decoy Festival
Harkers Island Elementary School
Harkers Island, NC

(252) 838-8818

December 7 - 8, 2019  Saturday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Held the first full weekend in December on Harkers Island, this two-day festival includes antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, and competitions, including duck calling, loon calling, and head whittling. There are a variety of categories for the competitors, including youth division. Participate in activities for children and educational exhibits, as well as live and silent auctions. Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers dish out scrumptious food, and vendors spread their wares for shoppers who flock to the festival. Admission is $8 daily and children under 12 are free. This event benefits the Core Sound Decoy Carver's Guild and Harkers Island Elementary School, and is the area's largest off-season event.


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