The first ever Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival is just hours away from launching, and the inaugural event is already generating ample buzz, as well as ticket sales.
Despite its early popularity, day passes for Saturday, (which features the bulk of the festival’s events and activities), are still available, and can be purchased on-site at the Hatteras Village Civic Center and Hatteras Village Community Building beginning at 8:00 a.m. Adult day passes are $10, and students ages 5-18 are $5. Passes for children under 5 are free.
The festival kicks off on Friday evening with a “Fin, Feather and Bourbon” event at the Hatteras Village Civic Center, where attendees can sample fine seafood and fowl dishes accompanied by an assortment of North Carolina bourbons. There will also be a silent auction at the event, with profits benefiting the Cape Hatteras schools’ art programs.
During the day on Saturday, the schedule of events will be varied and will be held at various locations throughout the village, which includes an event tent that will be set up for the occasion.
Decoy collectors and bird carvers will be featured at the Community Building, as well as a range of “Teal Wings” activities, (such as a camo egg hunt), which are geared towards the festival’s younger guests.
Attendees interested in a Winter Bird Walk can meet at the Hatteras Island Ocean Center on Saturday morning at 9 a.m., while an interactive educational trailer will be available throughout the festival, as well as Hawk Manor Falconry, which will feature birds of prey and a live flight demo at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Artists and vendors will also be represented throughout the festival, with a plethora of unique artworks and goodies for attendees to peruse. A Historic Hatteras Bus Tour is also scheduled for Saturday, which departs the Civic Center at 2:30 p.m.
The Hatteras Village Civic Association, along with the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, is sponsoring the first annual Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival, and considering the wave of initial interest, the festival will likely become an event locals and visitors look forward to for years to come.
Additional event and ticket info can be found online at http://hatterasonmymind.com/HVCA/WaterfowlFestival/index.html.