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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question that isn’t on the list? You can contact us here.

You can purchase your tickets online here starting August 1 of the Festival Year.


Tickets can also be purchased onsite at one of our Ticket Kiosks. You can locate one of our many ticket kiosks on the Festival Map located here.


The Waterfowl Festival is now cashless. Ticket booths will only accept Credit/Debit Cards. 

Items that are NOT permitted include, but are not limited to:

  • Coolers, Large Backpacks
  • Alcohol
  • Bottles/Glass Containers
  • Contraband (drugs and weapons)
  • Laser Pointers
  • Flying Objects (drones, kites, Frisbees, footballs, etc)

Bring your well-behaved furry friends to the Bay Street Ponds, Sportsman's Pavilion, enter them in the Dock Dogs Competition, Grounds of the VFW, Beer Wetlands and Featured Yappy Hour event, and throughout downtown. 


Dogs are NOT allowed on the buses (unless they are service animals)

Dogs are NOT allowed in any venue that we community partner with (for example, no dogs in the High School venue of Buy, Sell, Swap or Artifacts).


Due to local ordinance, your dog must be leashed. The Waterfowl Festival reminds you to please clean up after your pet.

The Waterfowl Festival is welcoming to participants with all levels of abilities.


Festival venues and activities are accessible via concrete sidewalks and paved roads and lots. Many of our community partnered venues are locations that have ADA accommodations. Please note that the Sportsman's Pavilion and Bay Street Ponds, the VFW venues are located on grass and may have uneven or muddy walking surfaces.


There are several first-come, first-served Handicapped Parking spaces located near the Festival venues and in the public parking areas. You can view the Handicapped Parking Spaces on a map of the Festival online here, in the pocket guide available at any ticket kiosk, and in our App.


Hill's Drug Store, located a short distance from the heart of the Festival, offers short-term rentals for a variety of mobility aids. You can contact them at 410-822-3700 or find additional information on equipment rentals here.


For more information regarding local resources, please reach out to our partners The Arc Central Chesapeake region. Visit their website here.


If you have and questions or comments regarding the accessibility of the Festival, please email or call our office at 410-822-4567

The Waterfowl Festival will go on, rain or shine.

You can locate a map of the Festival online here, in the pocket guide available at any ticket kiosk, and in our App.

On street parking in Easton is limited during the Festival. We have several public lots that are serviced by our Festival buses. There are also several marked Handicap Parking Spaces at various locations around the Festival.


You can locate the public lots and handicap parking locations marked on the Festival map online here, in the pocket guide available at any ticket kiosk, and in our App.

Our buses run continuously throughout the Festival from 10:30am through 5pm daily.


You can find the bus routes and stops marked on the Festival map online here, in the pocket guide available at any ticket kiosk, and in our App.


A Festival ticket (or printed proof of online purchase) is required to ride the bus. The only exception is for guests getting on the bus from one of the public parking areas upon arrival.

We have several Festival Shoppe locations onsite at the Festival filled with all of the latest gear. You can located our Shoppes marked on the Festival map online here, in the pocket guide available at any ticket kiosk, and in our App.


We also have a selection of gear available on the website. You can find our online shop here.


If you're looking for something specific, give our office a call at 410-822-4567. We also have fleece jackets, puffer vests, fleece vests, denim shirts, and more!

Lost & Found Items can be turned in to the Discover Easton Building located at 11 S. Harrison St.

The First Aid Station is located at the Ashley Insurance Building (next to the Armory) located at 38 S. Harrison St.


In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.

The Waterfowl Festival is a family-oriented festival and we wish for all of our guests to have a fun and safe experience while attending.
Alcohol: Alcohol may be purchased onsite at Beer Wetlands, the Tasting Pavilion, the VFW, and the Elks venues. All alcohol must be consumed at its respective venue. Local law prohibits the consumption of alcohol in public (ie outside of the designated Festival areas). Please drink responsibly.
Tobacco: We are proud to have a 100% tobacco-free and e-cigarette-free outdoor policy. At this time, we would like to remind event attendees that the use and distribution of tobacco products or electronic cigarettes during the event is strictly prohibited.
Cannabis: We are a smoke free festival and have a zero tolerance policy for cannabis use. Public consumption of cannabis and cannabis products is illegal in the State of Maryland.

The World Waterfowl Calling Championship is held on Friday and Saturday of the Festival Weekend. The preliminary rounds on Friday and Saturday are free to the public. The Finals on Saturday evening require either a Festival Ticket of $10 entry fee.


You can find the schedule of events here.


*It is important to note that there is NO bus service after 5pm*

Registration for the World Waterfowl Calling Contest is onsite at the Festival. Registration opens Friday and Saturday and begins one hour prior to the preliminary rounds in each division. To register, go to the High School Auditorium lobby. For directions, click here.


For more registration information and competitor rules, click here.


For the preliminary schedule of events, click here.

Registration for the Children's Calling Clinic can be found here. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.


The clinics occur on Saturday of the Festival weekend with the duck calling clinic at 11am and the Goose Calling Clinic at 1pm.

Registration for the Dock Dogs competition opens each Fall.


You can find the schedule of events and registration information, here.

The success of the Festival stems from the hard work and hospitality offered by our corps of dedicated volunteers. We invite you to join the team!


You can find information on volunteer opportunities and fill out an interest form here.


Sign up forms for additional Festival volunteer jobs will be posted in the early Fall.

You can fill out an application to be an exhibitor for the 2023 Waterfowl Festival here. Registration closes on:


If you missed the deadline for 2023, please join us for 2024! You can fill out an Exhibitor interest form here and we will contact you when the registration period opens for next year.

Special photographers and videographers have been hired by festival organizers to document the event. Some images may be used in later promotional materials. Your presence at the event is seen as your permission for such promotional use by the non-profit organizers.

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