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National Outdoor Show
February 21, 2014 - February 22, 2014


A real slice of Dorchester culture! From beauty pageants to muskrat skinning to duck and goose calling. This event was featured in a PBS documentary, Muskrat Lovely.

On Friday, doors open at 5pm for the crowning of Miss Outdoors and the championship Muskrat Skinning Semi-finals.

On Saturday, doors open at 10:30am for the Little Miss and Little Mister Outdoors pageant starting at 11:30am. The evening show on Saturday begins at 7pm with raccoon, nutria, and muskrat skinning competitions, plus oyster shucking, log sawing, trap setting, corn shelling, and other contests.

Bring your appetite for oyster fritters, crab cakes, and soft crabs. Plus muskrat (Saturday only), while supplies last.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 4-12; under 4, free. 

The event is located at South Dorchester Pre-K-8 school, 3485 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, Maryland—about 20 miles southwest of Cambridge. For more information, contact Susan Windsor at 410.397.8543 or Buddy Oberender 410.397.8835 or see the website at www.nationaloutdoorshow.org.

Event Website: http://www.nationaloutdoorshow.org/