Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 Winyah Bay Heritage Festival in G'town

Carolina Dock Dogs were flying high in Georgetown
Fred Rourk of Sweet Tea Charters is raisin' him right
The 5th annual Winyah Bay Heritage Festival (WBHF) on March 3 and 4 in Georgetown survived a 4-inch deluge of rain on Saturday, to see the sun shine brightly on Sunday. All vendors set up at the Bobby Alford Rec Center at the waterfront park, while the Carolina dock dogs and the state duck calling contest took place outside. Georgetown has a rich heritage of hunting and fishing, with a particular emphasis on migratory waterfowl hunting. The WBHF has a large number of outstanding decoy carvers and vendors that come each year, like Frank Middleton's decoys, drawing in a high quality crowd of patrons. Fair Chase antiques and rare books are fun to browse, Big Lake duck calls are easy to blow and for sale, and the children's decoy painting activity is very popular - which are just a few examples of how to spend your day. Dan Ray served as the 2012 chairman and hosted a sponsors dinner on Friday night with all ticket proceeds going to benefit the Georgetown County Historical Society.

To view past blog entries from the Winyah Bay Heritage Festival click here.

Stephen Schabel with a peregrine falcon friend

Hugh McLaurin of Big Lake Duck and Turkey Calls

Lots to look at and enjoy at the WBHF

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