Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Thursday 2/20/2020

  

On-site: 3:00 PM until - Early arrival/check-in from 

 

On-site: Pick up guest package/gifts/badges/maps for events (with sponsor level)

 

On-site: 6:30 PM  - Welcome, with bagpipes from Atlantic Beach Fire Dept, short introduction of major sponsors, exhibitors and special guests

 

On-site: 7:00 PM until  - Pig Picking followed by Cigar/Bourbon tasting on the Lookout Deck

 

Friday 2/21/2020

On-site

6:45 AM

Blessing of the Hounds and our sporting heritage by Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Beaufort, circa 1855)

 

On-site

7:00 AM til 9:30 AM 

Plantation Breakfast 

 

On-site

9:00 AM til 4:00 PM

Exhibitors and Vendors are open inside the Convention Center 

 

Artist, carvers, custom calls, sporting clothing by Hound & Hare, Tom Beckbe and Fish Hippie, fine guns by Caesar-Guerini and Syren, Krieghoff and Marlette Fine Guns along with Browning, and Winchester


On-site

10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Dog Events with Wildrose Kennels & Mike Stewart (English Labs) and Ryglen Gundogs & Jay Lowry (Field Bred English Cockers) on Beaufort Hotel Grounds 

 

Off-site

9:00 AM til 4:00 PM

Fly Fishing venues, with Wanda Taylor, and fly tying by Project Healing Waters & Cape Lookout Fly Club at Traders at Beau Coast (inside fireplace, outside fire pit with hot spiced rum and lunch available) 

 

Off-site

9:00 AM til 4:00 PM

Simulated driven grouse shoot and rough hunt (rabbit targets and springing woodcock) at Simpson’s Farm

 

On-site

11:00 AM til 1:00 PM

Ladies Champagne Brunch with auction and fashion show (Hound & Hare, Tom Beckbe and Fish Hippie) at 34° North Restaurant - and you may see cockers/labs and shotguns on the runway!

 

On-site

2:00 PM

Chef’s demo on wild game (qual/duck/seafood) with wine tasting selections

 

Off-site

Quail hunting over pointing dogs and flushing cockers (liberated birds); short hunts will be available both Friday and Saturday. This is a limited availability and guests need to check the links on the website for details when registering at www.beaufortgamefaire.com or call 252.732.4097

 

Off-site

2:00 PM til 4:00 PM

Ladies Shotgun Clinic (limited availability) by Syren Shotgun’s chief instructor, Lynn Green at the North River Gun Club facility, transport from Beaufort Hotel & Convention Center by bus or private vehicle

 

Off-site

Shooting 5-stand, test shotguns, fitting of try-guns, POI tests (point of impact), practice for competition at North River Gun Club

 

On-site

5:30 PM

Pre-dinner cocktails, followed by Oyster Roast/Shrimp Boil in the Pavilion at the Beaufort Hotel. Introduction of Carolina Conservation Cup, 5 Stand Championship and Calcutta to auction off teams and shooters from NC’s Big 5 conservation groups --- Ducks Unlimited, Coastal Conversation Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quail Forever & NC Wildlife Federation will compete to carry home the trophy and donations from the Beaufort Game Faire. The winning bidders in the Calcutta will carry home a Caesar-Guerini/Syren shotgun, keep your eye on the clay birds, folks.

Saturday 2/22/2020

On-site

7:00 AM til 9:30 AMx

Plantation Breakfast

 

On-site

9:00 AM til 4:00 PM

Exhibitors and Vendors are open inside the Convention Center

 

On-site

9:00 AM 

Will find Carteret County’s own National World Record Boat Building team, led by Bobby Staab and team building a classic wooden skiff right before your eyes at the Pavilion next door to the 

Convention Center and the skiff will be auctioned off at the banquet.


Off-site

9:00 AM til 4:00 PM

Simulated driven grouse and rough hunt (rabbit targets and springing woodcock) at Simpson’s Farm


On-site

10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Dog Events with Wildrose Kennels & Mike Stewart (English Labs) and Ryglen Gundogs & Jay Lowry (Field Bred English Cockers) on Beaufort Hotel Grounds 

 

Off-site

10:00 AM til 1:00 PM

Shooting at North River Gun Club 


On-site

11:00 AM til 1:00 PM

Ladies Brunch and book signing with author Kristy Woodson Harvey

 

Off-site

10:00 AM til 12:00 PM 

Cesar-Guerini/Syren Shotguns – Ladies Shotgun Clinic (limited availability due to the Carolina Conservation Cup 5-Stand Championship at 2:00 PM) at the North River Club Gun Club facility, transport from Beaufort Hotel & Convention Center by bus or private vehicle


Off-site: 2:00PM 

Guests and Sponsors can watch the Carolina Conservation Cup 5-Stand Championship at the North River Gun Club and cheer on DU, NWTF,  and CCA.

 

On-site

6:30 PM

Celebrate the sunset over the Atlantic and The Beaufort Game Faire Banquet

 

Announcement of winners of the Carolina Conservation Cup, both shooters, conservation organizations and the luck winners of the Calcutta

 

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Sunday 2/23/2020

On-site

7:00 AM til 10:30 AM 

Plantation Breakfast/Brunch 

 

On-site

9:00 AM til 12:00 PM

Exhibitors and vendors are open inside the Convention Center


On-site

3:00 PM

The Beaufort Game Faire will close

*** The Carolina Conservation Cup will be 5-Stand Shoot with 2 shooters chosen by CCANC, NCDU, NC NWFT, NC Quail Forever and NC Wildlife Federation to represent these outstanding conservation organizations!  There will be a Champion that shoots the highest score overall and Two Man Team Champion.  All monies raised from entry fees and Calcutta will be returned to the conservation organization based on scores shot by their 2 chosen members.

 

Beaufort Game Faire 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***

The Carolina Conservation Cup will be 5-stand Shooter with 2 shooters chosen by CCANC, NCDU, NC NWTF, NC Quail Forever and NC Wildlife Federation to represent these outstanding conservation organizations! There will be a Champion that shoots the highest score overall and a Two Man Team Champion. All monies raised from entry fees and Calcutta will be returned to conservation organizations based on scores shot by their 2 chosen members. The sporting gentlemen or lady who bid on and won the winning shooter and team will receive their choice of a hunting/fishing trip or a shotgun provided by our sponsors and patrons.