Event Name: Easter Decoy & Art Festival
Date of Event: March 25 & 26, 2016
Hours: March 25 – Noon-6:00 p.m. and March 26 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Number of Years: 37
Admission Fee: $4.00 each day – children under 12 are free
Location: Chincoteague Combined School – 4586 Main Street – Chincoteague Island, VA
Entry Fee: $60.00 Space: 6ft. by 5ft.
Contact Person: Evelyn Shotwell
Address: 6733 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: www.chincoteaguechamber.com and www.chincoteaguedecoyshow.com
Description of Event: Local and national carvers and artists exhibit their work. 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. There will be hand carved and/or painted wooden Easter Eggs designed by various exhibitors which will be offered in a silent auction. An auction of Pre-loved Treasures has been a festival highlight in recent years. All proceeds of the Pre-Loved Treasures Silent Auction will benefit the Museum of Chincoteague Island’s ‘Miles Hancock Decoy Carving Workshop Project’.