From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the public is invited to learn more about Ducks Unlimited and its conservation efforts and enjoy entertainment from special guest appearances by the Duck Commander Phil Robertson, the Sporting Chef Scott Leysath, Donny McElvoy from the “Hunt, Fish, and Cook” television show, Deke the DU dog from Wildrose Kennels, and other outdoor celebrities. The event concludes with an outdoor concert by Daryle Singletary. All activities take place at the Ingalls Harbor Pavilion located at 802 Wilson Street NW.
On Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., the celebration committee will host a VIP reception. The evening includes many of the featured attendees, cooking demonstrations and sampling by The Sporting Chef Scott Leysath, and a small Ducks Unlimited raffle and auction. A limited number of tickets are available at $50 each.
Advance tickets are $10 each and may be purchased online at www.ducks.org/alabama/events/. Admission is $20 per person on the day of the event. Children under six years of age are admitted free. Sponsors are Turf Doctor, Inc., Sportsman’s Pride, Omega Pride, Phoenix Roofing and Restoration, Blackridge Land Company, Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin, H&R Agri-Power, Joe Wheeler EMC, Lynn Layton Chevrolet, Tanksley Machine and Tool, Wiley’s Outdoor Sports, and State Farm. Proceeds benefit the organization’s mission and the future of waterfowl hunting.
For more information on the 75th anniversary celebration, contact Festival Chair Chad Hughey at 256.565.4747.
About Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. A small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited, which is now the world’s largest and most effective private waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. Its mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. For more information, visit www.ducks.org.