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Decoy Show

Come join us at the oldest continually running decoy show in the country.

This year’s decoy is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013.  

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Photos from last year’s event can be seen here. 

Save the Date! UBM’s 46th Upper Bay Decoy Show

The Upper Bay Museum is proud to present the 46th Upper Shore Decoy Show on October 18th – 19th at the North East Fire Hall on Mauldin Avenue in North East, Maryland. As with much of the museum activity this season, the show has taken a rebirth and has much in store for this anniversary year.  Chairman Rick Bouchelle wants this show to be memorable.

The decoy show will open on October 18th from 4-6 pm  following with the preview party at 6 pm and benefit auction at 7 pm. Saturday, the show will be open from 9-4 and will be packed with demonstrations and activities.  Also, feel free to bring your unidentified decoys to our expert, Vernon Bryant Sr.

Starting at 10:00 a.m.  Frank Muller will be demonstrating how to make a canvas decoy which he is highly regarded for making.

12:00 P.M will be the Severin Hall old decoy competition featuring old decoys either carved or painted by Severin Hall. New this year will be the Best New Upper Bay Canvasback competition open to all new carvers. This will be open to all decoys carved in any style used on the Upper Chesapeake.  The rules are as follows for both competitions:

  • You may enter your decoy as early as 3:00 P.M. on Friday the 18th.
  • Prizes of Plaques & Ribbons will be awarded following the judging at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday the 19th.

Following the competition, Vernon Bryant Jr will be demonstrating how to complete a duck taxidermy mount at 2:00 P.M. Then the boat school will then demonstrate.

Both the museum and boat school will be open special hours during the decoy show and volunteers will be available to give tours with a shuttle donated by the Marshall Bus Service running between the show and the museum on Saturday the 19th.

Please feel free to pass along this event, see the following links for more information:

Facebook Event Page

Decoy Show Flyer

Decoy Competition Show Flyer

Preview Party!

  You are all invited to join us for the benefit auction preview party October 18th at 6:00 P.M. in the North East Fire Hall. This event is only available by purchasing tickets in advance for $15 . Tickets will not be available at the door for this. Tickets will be available by pre purchase at the museum table at the Harve de Grace Susquehanna Classic this Saturday the 5th at the Harve de Grace decoy museum.This will give patrons an exclusive look at the auction items before the auction. Featuring: Cheese & Fresh Fruit Display Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Tray with Dip, Scallops wrapped in Bacon, Crab Balls, Hot Crab Dip served with Crunchy Baguette, crab soup, smoked fish, raw oysters, wine, beer and soda.



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