Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Thursday 2/20/2020

  

Beaufort Hotel Lobby: 3:00 PM til 6:00 PM  -  Arrival/check-in, and pick up guest package/gifts/badges/maps for events. Register/purchase tickets for events.

 

Rachel Carson Ballroom 6:00 PM  -  Welcome, with bagpipes and short introduction of major sponsors, exhibitors and special guests

                                           

Rachel Carson Ballroom: 6:45 PM til 9:30 PM  -  Pig Pickin' followed by Cigar/Bourbon tasting on the Lookout Deck. Music provided by Velvet Rodeo!!

Friday 2/21/2020

Rachel Carson Ballroom: 7:00 AM til 9:00 AM  -  Continental breakfast featuring bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits, assorted pastries, fresh sliced fruit, coffee, juice and more 

 

Rachel Carson Ballroom: 9:00 AM til 4:00 PM  -  Exhibitors and Vendors are open 

 

Artists George Bason and Ryan Narron, Jerry Talton Decoys, R.H. Jensen Game Calls, Fish Hippie and Island Proper, Al Ange Leather, Caesar-Guerini USA and Syren, Marlette Fine Arms and Krieghoff International, Wildrose Kennels and Ryglen Gundogs, and many more!! 


Simpson Family Farm: 12:00 PM til 4:00 PM  -  Simulated driven grouse shoot and rough hunt (rabbit targets and springing woodcock) - Rain, wind or shine!


Traders at Beau Coast: 12:00 PM til 4:00 PM  -  Fly Casting sessions each hour with Wanda Taylor 


Traders at Beau Coast: 12:00 PM til 4:00 PM  -  Fly tying by Project Healing Waters & Cape Lookout Fly Club


North River Gun Club - By Invitation Only: Shotgun clinics with Dorothea Clevenger and Grace Callahan with Syren USA/Caesar Guerini and Braxton Oliver with Krieghoff International


North River Gun Club: 12:00 PM til 4:00 PM  -  Shooting 5-stand, fitting of try-guns, demo Syren, Caesar Guerini and Krieghoff shotguns,  POI tests (point of impact), practice for Carolina Conservation Cup


Beaufort Hotel Lawn: 1:00 PM til 2:00 PM  -  Dog Event with Wildrose Kennels (English Labs) and Ryglen Gundogs (Field Bred English Cockers)


Traders at Beau Coast: 1:00 PM -  Snook Gurgler fly tying class with Project Healing Waters 


Beaufort Hotel Lobby: 2:00 PM til 4:00 PM  -  Decoy carving and story telling with Jerry Talton 


Beaufort Hotel Lawn: 3:00 PM til 4:00 PM  -  Dog Event with Wildrose Kennels (English Labs) and Ryglen Gundogs (Field Bred English Cockers)


Rachel Carson Ballroom: 5:30 PM until  -  Pre-dinner cocktails and Oysters followed by Low Country Shrimp Boil. Introduction of **Carolina Conservation Cup, 5 Stand Championship with teams and shooters from NC’s Big 4 conservation groups --- Coastal Conservation Association NC, NC Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation Carteret County Chapter, and NC Wildlife Federation. 


 Music provided by Velvet Rodeo!! 


**See details on the Carolina Conservation Cup below.

Saturday 2/22/2020

Beaufort Hotel Lawn: 7:00 AM  -  Blessing of the Hounds and our sporting heritage by Rector Tammy Lee of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Beaufort, circa 1855) 


Rachel Carson Ballroom: 7:00 AM til 9:00 AM  -   Continental breakfast featuring bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits, assorted pastries, fresh sliced fruit, coffee, juice and more 

 

Rachel Carson Ballroom: 9:00 AM til 4:00 PM  -  Exhibitors and Vendors are open 

 

Beaufort Hotel Lawn: 9:00 AM  -  You will find Carteret County’s own National World Record Boat Building team, led by Bobby Staab, building a classic wooden skiff right before your eyes. The skiff will be raffled off and tickets can be purchased throughout the day.


Simpson Family Farm: 9:00 AM til 4:00 PM  -  Simulated driven grouse and rough hunt (rabbit targets and springing woodcock)

 

Traders at Beau Coast: 9:00 AM til 4:00 PM  -  Fly Casting sessions each hour with Wanda Taylor 


Traders at Beau Coast: 9:00 AM til 4:00 PM  -  Fly tying by Project Healing Waters & Cape Lookout Fly Club


North River Gun Club - By Invitation Only: Shotgun clinics with Dorothea Clevenger and Grace Callahan with Syren USA/Caesar Guerini and Braxton Oliver with Krieghoff International 


North River Gun Club: 10:00 AM til 1:00 PM  -  Shooting 5-stand, fitting of try-guns, demo Syren, Caesar Guerini and Krieghoff shotguns,  POI tests (point of impact), practice for Carolina Conservation Cup 


Traders at Beau Coast: 10:00 AM -  Elk Hair Caddis fly tying class with Project Healing Waters  


Beaufort Hotel Lawn: 10:00 AM til 11:00 AM -  Dog Event with Wildrose Kennels (English Labs) and Ryglen Gundogs (Field Bred English Cockers) 


Rachel Carson Ballroom: 11:30 AM til 1:00 PM  -  Ladies Champagne Brunch and fashion show with Fish Hippie and Island Traders 


Rachel Carson Ballroom: 1:00 PM til 3:00 PM  -  Book signing with author Kristy Woodson Harvey plus receive a copy of her latest book Southern Side of Paradise


Traders at Beau Coast: 1:00 PM -  Zebra Midge fly tying class with Project Healing Waters  


North River Gun Club: 2:00 PM til 4:00 PM  -  Carolina Conservation Cup 5-stand Championship


Beaufort Hotel Lawn: 2:00 PM til 3:00 PM  -  Dog Event with Wildrose Kennels (English Labs) and Ryglen Gundogs (Field Bred English Cockers) 


Beaufort Hotel Lobby: 2:00 PM til 5:00 PM  -  Decoy carving and story telling with Jerry Talton

 

Rachel Carson Ball Room: 6:00 PM until  -  Cocktails and appetizers followed by the Beaufort Game Faire Wild Game Banquet and Auction. Dinner features lump crab cake and venison chop.

 

Announcement of winners of the Carolina Conservation Cup, both shooters, conservation organizations and auction winner

 

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Sunday 2/23/2020

Rachel Carson Ballroom: 7:00 AM til 11:00 AM  -   Continental breakfast with bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits, smoked salmon, bagels cream cheese and toppings, fresh sliced fruit, coffee, juice, Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar, and more    

 

Rachel Carson Ballroom: 9:00 AM til 12:00 PM  -  Exhibitors and vendors are open

 

Simpson Family Farm - By Invitation Only: 9:00 AM til 3:00 PM  -  Quail hunting over pointing dogs and flushing cockers (liberated birds)  


Traders at Beau Coast - By Invitation Only: 9:00 AM til 12:00 PM  -  One-on-one or small group Fly Casting sessions with Wanda Taylor 


Traders at Beau Coast: 9:00 AM til 12:00 PM  -  Fly tying by Project Healing Waters & Cape Lookout Fly Club


Beaufort Hotel Lawn: 10:30 AM til 11:30 AM - Dog Event with Wildrose Kennels (English Labs) 


Traders at Beau Coast: 11:00 AM -  Zebra Midge fly tying class with Project Healing Waters  


Farewell Until February 18-21, 2021!!!


Beaufort Game Faire, Inc. reserves the right to add or amend this schedule based on unforeseen issues that can arise due to weather and talent availability.  

Carolina Conservation Cup

Carolina Conservation Cup

The Carolina Conservation Cup will be 5-stand Shooter with 2 shooters per, chosen by Coastal Conservation Association of NC, NC Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the NC Wildlife Federation to represent these outstanding conservation organizations! There will be a Champion that shoots the highest overall score and a Two Man Team Champion. Monies raised from entry fees will be returned to conservation organizations based on scores shot by their chosen shooters. The sporting gentlemen or lady who successfully wins the bid on the winning shooter and team will receive a shotgun provided by Beaufort Game Faire and Caesar Guerini.

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By Invitation only

The first 75 people to register for All Access Passes will receive 

an invitation to register for the following, private events:


Simpson Family Farm: 9a-4p Friday and Saturday opportunities - 

Quail hunting over pointing dogs and  English cockers n(liberated birds); short hunts will be available by invitation only. This is a limited availability event - $250 for first hunt, $150 for each additional hunt.

Ladies Shotgun Clinic with Syren Shotgun's chief instructor, Lynn Green; available by invitation only. This is a limited available event - $75