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Annual Festival Info

The Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild Festival will be held –

CANCELED for 2020

The Castine Center (Located in PELICAN PARK)
63350 Pelican Drive
Mandeville, La. 70448

President: Gene Hebert (985-790-9184)

P.O. Box 7596
Metairie, La. 70010-7596


Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers and Collectors Guild

With deadline approaching to start planning for the LWCCG festival we feel that it would be in the best

interest of our patrons and carvers to cancel our event for the following reasons

  1. Our venue as mandated by local government can’t guarantee our date. They are telling us that

under present conditions and mandates they will allow no more than 50 people in the venue.

The way things are looking it doesn’t look like those conditions will change.

  1. Most of our members are in the most at risk group to contract the virus. We do not want to

challenge our members to take the risk to benefit the club.

  1. Those members travelling great distances to attend our festival cannot be guaranteed lodging

and meals under the present phase II conditions.

  1. Most of our patrons are under quarantine conditions so even if we were to put on a show there

would be no guarantee that anyone will attend.

  1. If we cannot guarantee our vendors an adequate attendance, we would be doing them a


  1. If all the above conditions exist then we would be unable to fulfill our obligation to our sponsors

in providing adequate exposure/advertisement and a quality carving

With all these conditions in mind it is with great sadness that we cancel our festival on October 3 & 4

We hope that your continued interest in wildfowl carving continues despite these obstacles and that

your anticipation for next years festival is heightened. Next years festival will be on October 2 & 3. If

you have a prospectus for this year’s festival, the same rules will apply the only change will be the dates.

We hope you understand the reason for our cancelation and assure you it was not made easily. We

pray for your health during this trying time

Gene Hebert


Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers and Collectors Guild

Friday October 4, 2019

  • 4:00 pm : Fine Art & Student Registration
  • 4:00 – 8:00 pm : Vendor Set-Up
  • 4:00 – 8:00 pm : Set Up and Registration for Competition
    (No exhibits open this day)

Saturday October 3, 2020 – CANCELED

  • 7:30 – 9:30 am : Doors Open for Registration for Competition Only
  • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm : Doors Open to the Public
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm : Judging
  • 11:00 AM : Boy Scout Carving Competition
  • 2:00 pm : Live Wildfowl Demonstration
  • 4:00 pm : Awards Presentation
  • 6:00 pm : Doors Close

Sunday October 4, 2020 – CANCELED

  • 9:00 am : Doors Open
  • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm : Carving Demo
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm : Decoy Painting Contest
  • 10:00 am – 12:30 pm : Head Whittling Contest
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm : Boy Scout and Student Awards
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm : LWCCG Hunting Pair Competition & Purchase Drawing
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm : Auction
  • 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm : Head Whitling & Decoy Painting Awards Presentation
  • 4:00 pm : Doors Close

Boy Scouts Competition Information:
Boy Scouts carving competition will be held on Saturday October 6th (at 11:00 am – right after judging). All supplies except knives will be provided free of charge. Prize money will be given to winning competitors and to each troop. Awards will be given on Sunday October 7th at 12:00 Noon.

The Rules Book includes all Festival information:
Hotel accommodations, list of purchase awards, vendor table forms, Entry forms for Carving, Fine Arts and Photography entry forms.

Football fans… we will once again this year have a set up for TV viewing of the Saints and LSU games that may take place during our Festival. You don’t have to stay home to see the games you can attend our show and still watch your favorite team play.