Join us for one of Core Sound's most beloved weekends and celebrate the waterfowling history, traditions, and community spirit of Down East.  Despite the many set backs from Hurricane Florence, Waterfowl Weekend will persist and will be testament to our community determination as we repeat history by celebrating in a building that’s back to the frames. We hope you’ll join us.

 
 

Over 75 local exhibitors & craftspeople including carvers, artists, & photographers

Core Sound’s Favorite Bites
Sweet Puppies
, scallop fritters, & more

Special Events including guest Vivian Howard, Food Truck Roundup, & visit with Mr. & Mrs. Clause

Time Honored Events including Champagne Decoy Competition & Core Sound Church


Weekend Highlights

 

Schedule of Events

 

Weekend Long

End at 3PM
Sun, Dec 2

Online Silent Auction

Open now! Bid on dozens of items from decoys, collectibles, sportsmen gear, art, jewelry, and much much more. You do not have to present to bid or win. Auction ends at 3PM on Sunday, Dec 2.

Text waterfowlweekend2018 to 855-735-2437
or
visit
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Friday,
November  31

6:30
PM

Friday Night Preview Welcome Party & 4th Annual Janice Smith Champagne Waterfowl Decoy Competition

Join us to kickoff Waterfowl Weekend with a feast of Core Sound Seafood, wild game, desserts, and beverages. The evening will be catered by Beaufort Grocery & Friends.

Tickets | $75

 

Saturday,
December 1

9 AM

Doors Open

Shop with local vendors and exhibitors, visit with neighbors and visitors alike, and enjoy music, food and storytelling. Take home a piece of our region with the inaugural Core Sound Christmas Collection.

 
 

12 PM -
2 PM

Vivian Howard Book Signing

Vivian Howard, award-winning TV personality, chef, and restaurant owner, is joining us for Waterfowl Weekend where she will be signing copies of her New York Times Best seller, Deep Run Roots. A landmark work of American food writing, Deep Run Roots is as much a storybook as it is a cookbook, imparting the true tale of Eastern North Carolina food.

In time for Christmas, a personalized copy of Deep Run Roots is a gift someone will treasure forever.

There is no cost to attend the book signing but to be sure we have a copy of the book waiting for you- please purchase a ticket. If you want one copy, purchase one ticket. Two copies, two tickets, etc. If you’ll be bringing your own copy, please still RSVP.

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5 - 6 PM

Food Truck Roundup Around the Jean Dale

We’re excited to welcome food trucks from Eastern North Carolina to Core Sound for the first ever Food Truck Roundup. Come spend a few twilight hours with friends and family, enjoy good food, live music provided by Morris Willis and share the anticipation for the Christmas Season and the Christmas Lighting of Cape Lookout Lighthouse at Shell Point at 6:30pm.

 
 

6:30 PM

Christmas Lighting of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Join us after the Food Truck Rodeo at Shell Point for the Christmas Lighting of the Lighthouse. Harkers Island’s “Bring Back the Lights” celebrations extends across the sound to Cape Lookout for the 2018 Christmas Season.  This special “uplighting” of the Diamond Lady will take place this special night and Christmas Eve.  A special thanks to Cape Lookout National Seashore for joining our community celebration of lights!

 

Sunday,
December 2

8 AM

Sunday Morning Church & Breakfast

A high point of the weekend - Sunday Morning Church & Breakfast is a time to remember who we are and why.  Island natives Corey Lawrence and Kerry Willis share Christmas memories of friends and family growing up on Harkers Island – a community with many rich Christmas traditions.  Music by Davis Baptist Choir and the Grace Holiness Trio will add to the spirit of the morning, followed by a home cooked breakfast and fellowship.

 

9 AM

Doors Open

Shop with local vendors and exhibitors, visit with neighbors and visitors alike, and enjoy music, food and storytelling. Take home a piece of our region with the inaugural Core Sound Christmas Collection.

 

12PM

Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus

Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be on hand to lend a listening ear for little one’s Christmas list. A photographer will be available to capture the special moment.

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2 PM

Cab & Barbara Ramsey Island Decorating Winner Announced

The Cab & Barbara Ramsey Island Decorating Contest Winners will be announced ushering in the Christmas Season.

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Welcome Party
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Saturday, December 1
12PM - 2PM

Vivian Howard, award winning TV personality, chef, and restaurant owner, is joining us for Waterfowl Weekend where she will be signing copies of her New York Times Best seller, Deep Run Roots. A landmark work of American food writing, Deep Run Roots is as much a storybook as it is a cookbook, imparting the true tale of Eastern North Carolina food: rooted in family and tradition.

In time for Christmas, a personalized copy of Deep Run Roots is a gift someone will treasure forever.

There is no cost to attend the book signing but to ensure we have a copy of Deep Run Roots waiting for you- please purchase a ticket to reserve your book ($42.70 including tax). If you want one copy, purchase one ticket. Two copies, two tickets, etc. If you’ll be be brining your own copy, please still RSVP so we can plan for you!

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