Don’t Miss Out On Wings Over the Prairie Festival 2018

October 22nd, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Wings Over the Prairie Festival 2018Come to Stuttgart, AR the “Duck Capital of the World” for the 83rd annual World Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival. November 17th through the 24th, 2018.

The Wings Over the Prairie Festival is the largest outdoor duck hunting expo in the Mid-South and one of the Arkansas Delta’s biggest annual events. The festival originated in Stuttgart and has been held here every year since 1936 and it never fails to draw a crowd of thousands from around the country.

Wings Over the Prairie Festival is a cornucopia of events. The biggest event, of course, is the 83rd annual World Championship Duck Calling Contest and all its attendant events, like the State Qualifying, Intermediate World’s, and Last Chance Regional Duck Calling.

The Wings over the Prairie Festival is more than just a bunch of folks sitting around quacking like wild ducks, however. (not that there’s anything wrong with that)

Attendees can also take part in the World Championship Duck Gumbo Cook-Off, the Great 5K/10K Duck Race, and a Sporting Clay Competition. An annual Baggo Tournament is also part of the fun. Plus there will be plenty of Vendors, Exhibitors, an Arts & Crafts Fair, a Sporting Collectibles Show, and a Carnival with a Midway.

Wings Over the Prairie Festival 2018 Event Schedule

​Saturday, November 17 –
7pm – Queen Mallard and Junior Queen Mallard Pageants

Sunday, November 18 –
1pm to 4pm – Wings Over the Prairie Festival Open House

Tuesday, November 20 –
6pm – Youth Duck Calling Contest

Wednesday, November 21 –
3pm – Carnival and Midway Open

Thursday, November 22 –
3pm – Carnival and Midway Open

Friday, November 23 –
8am – Registration Opens for all contests
10am – 3rd Annual 5 Stand Sporting Clay Competition
Children’s Duck Calling Class
Arts & Crafts Fair
Commercial Exhibits
Sporting Collectibles Show
Outdoor Exhibits
11am – Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest
12pm – Carnival and Midway Open
Arkansas State Qualifying Duck Calling Contest
2pm – Intermediate World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest
3:30pm – Last Chance Regional Duck Calling Contest

Saturday, November 24 –
8am – Great 5K/10K Duck Race
Registration Opens for the World’s, Women’s World, and Junior World’s Contests
9am – Arts & Crafts Fair
Sporting Collectibles Show
Outdoor Exhibits
Junior World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest
10am – Women’s World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest
11am – World Championship Duck Gumbo Cook-Off
11am to 4pm – 2nd Annual World’s Championship Baggo Tournament
12 Noon – Carnival and Midway Open
2pm – 83rd annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest

Wings Over the Prairie Festival 2018

Nov 17th through the 24th, Stuttgart, AR
Visit www.stuttgartarkansas.org for directions and more information. You can also follow this event on Facebook.

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