30th Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show. The nationally-acclaimed "Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show" highlights the working decoy and the South Jersey waterfowling heritage.
There will be skeet shooting, decoy carving, retrieving, duck and goose calling. There also will be numerous gunning displays, model boats, art and photography.
This year will mark the second Delmarva long-distance and high-jump dock dog competition. This event will be held near Lake Pohatcong.
Another event is the New Jersey Duck Calling Championship. The winner of this event will represent the state at the world championship in Stuttgart, Ark., in November.
September 29, 2012 - September 30, 2012 (7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Rain or Shine)
The show emphasizes working and antique decoys, model boats, sneakbox building and waterfowling on the Barnegat Bay. Hundreds of exhibitors display their works or art or merchandise throughout Tip Seaman County park and the Tuckerton Seaport, while friendly competitions and contests take place on picturesque Lake Pahatcong and adjoining shoreline at "Tip" Seaman County Park.
The art contests are set at the Tuckerton Seaport Hunting Shanty while the popular "Auction of Decoys & Related Items", sponsored by the Tuckerton Seaport, takes place at the park next to the Tuckerton Seaport food tent. Exhibitions: Decoys, Boat Builders, Wildlife Art, Antiques, Sportsmen's Supplies, more!
Music: Sounds of the Pine Barrens. Food: Tastes of the Bay, plus burgers, chicken, barbecue and more! Puppies: Watch the dog and puppy retriever contest! Sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Admission: Free Admission ~ Free Parking ~ Free Shuttles!
Location: "Tip" Seaman County Park
Lakeside Drive & Route 9
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
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