Per a recent announcement from festival organizers, tickets are now available for the Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival’s premier Friday night affair, the Fin, Feather and Bourbon event, which will be held on February 24.
The Fin, Feather and Bourbon event features a wide array of small plates focusing on seafood and waterfowl, which are accompanied by select bourbons, wines and beer. Tickets are $70, (which includes all food and drinks throughout the evening), and can be purchased online at https://form.jotform.com/223608794296166.
Friday’s festivities serve as the kick-off celebration for the Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival (HVWF), which will land on Hatteras Island after a two-year hiatus on February 24-25, 2023.
All events on Saturday, February 25, are free and open to the public, and these events include a wide variety of displays, workshops, vendors, and activities.
Two of the main events are returning for the third time in 2023. Hawk Manor Falconry makes an exciting return to the main stage. Attendees will have an interactive experience with birds of prey, learn the history of falconry, and also enjoy flight demonstrations and a simulated hunt. These amazing birds and handlers wowed the crowd in the past, and the encore performance is not to be missed.
The festival will again have guided painting of the 2023 featured waterfowl, the mallard. Local artist Trish Dempsey returns for the third festival, leading eager and reluctant painters alike in our popular guided painting workshop. Open to all festival goers on a first-come, first-serve basis, participants will discover their artistic side and create a painting of this year’s featured bird. Returning for the second year will also be the Duck Calling Competition.
2023’s festival will feature some of previous years’ favorite exhibitors and events that have been a fixture since the beginning, such as the CHSS Art Show and Competition, local decoy exhibits, historical tours, and bird walks, but the festival is also expanding with some new ideas and events such as a gun dog demo, bird identification workshop, and craft and game activities for the youngest visitors.
Anyone interested in being a part of the festival this year can find the application on the website, , or directly via this link: https://form.jotform.com/223614484011144.
Organizers are also looking for vendors of arts, crafts, and items pertinent to the theme of the festival, and also anyone interested in displaying or presenting educational information about waterfowl and area resources. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.