Winter Taste of Core Sound | Celebrating the Old Hunting Clubs & Camps of Core Banks

Winter Taste of Core Sound | Celebrating the Old Hunting Clubs & Camps of Core Banks

1785 Island Road • Harkers Island, NC 28531 | (252) 728-1500 ext. 21

February 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Core Sound’s Winter Taste will celebrate the good food and good times of the old hunting clubs and camps of Core Banks — from the legendary Davis Island, Pilentary, and Hog Island clubs to smaller hunting camps from Portsmouth, Ocracoke and Salter Path.

A feast featuring fresh seafood and wild game will honor the old club food traditions. Coming from the memories of the men and women who were cooks at the camps, the menu includes fried oysters, stewed redheads, scallop fritters, and of course cornbread and light rolls. Don’t miss a true Core Sound experience. After all, like Pam Morris (whose father, uncles and brother spent many a-night cooking and eating at Jul’s camp at the Evergreens) says, “Everything tastes better on the Banks.”

The evening’s program will feature decoy collector and historian Doily Earl Fulcher. Doily, who has spent a lifetime in these camps, will bring to life the “clubhouse decoys,” hunted over and passed down for generations.

The evening includes two auctions events — a live and online silent auction. The live auction benefits the Museum’s Redhead Society and features two select redhead decoys each respectively representing contemporary and old working decoys. The contemporary decoy is provided by Jack Gardner, the museum’s Carver of the Year and this year’s Heritage Decoy, an Eldon Willis–Elmer Salter, is donated by Dr. Stan Rule.

Carvers of the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild will be donating decoys for the silent auction and is an effort to offer a selection of prized decoys from today’s Guild carvers uniquely branded as a part of the Taste of Core Sound Series. This collection of decoys honors the Guild’s continued vision to perpetuate the art of decoy carving and supports the museum’s ongoing efforts to document the history of waterfowling Down East. Decoys will be offered online beginning Feb 19th.  Go to for links to the live silent auction.

Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased by calling the museum store 252-728-1500.