Celebrate the history and craft of decoy carving as local and national carvers and artists of all kinds exhibit and sell their work at the Easter Decoy & Art Festival.
Awards are given in various carving categories, art and photography. Special awards are given for best carving display and best art display. There is also a Children’s Choice Award given for a favorite artist. The Curtis Merritt Award of Excellence is awarded to the exhibitor who displays excellence as an individual, as well as an artist and/or carver. This award is voted on by the exhibitors.
Wooden Easter eggs hand carved and/or painted by various exhibitors will be offered in a silent auction. The auction has been a highlight of the show each year, with some eggs fetching handsome sums. Learn more.
Friday, April 19 – Noon to 6:00pm
Saturday, April 20 – 9:00am – 4:00pm (People’s Choice voting ends 2pm. Exhibitor awards announced 3pm. Auctions end 4pm.)
Chincoteague Combined School 4586 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
$4.00 admission each day; children under 12 are free
Please visit www.ChincoteagueDecoyShow.com for more information about the festival, including exhibitors, auction items, and past award winners.
Enhance your Chincoteague Island experience with events happening throughout the year; including the Chincoteague Seafood Festival, Chincoteague Oyster Festival and Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade.