Celebrating the Duck! Stuttgart Hosts the 80th Annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival

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Thanksgiving may be all about the turkey…but the day AFTER Thanksgiving, in the Arkansas Delta, it’s all about the duck! Stuttgart welcomes thousands to the annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival, which turns 80 this year. The fun begins on Friday, Nov. 27, in downtown Stuttgart!

The festival is one of the most well known in Arkansas. Visitors from around the region “flock” to Stuttgart for the event. There’s literally something for everyone, ranging from the duck calling contests to the carnival midway to the World Championship Duck Gumbo Cook-off. There’s also the outdoor exhibits, an arts and craft fair and the Great 10K Duck Race.

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Related events will be held throughout the week. You can see the full schedule of events here.

The carnival and midway officially open on Wednesday, Nov. 25, which is armband day. Later that night, it’s the Youth Duck Calling Contest at 6 p.m.

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On Thursday, the midway opens at 3 p.m. Armbands for the midway will be available for purchase from 5 to 9 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 27, is chock-full of exciting events and activities. The exhibits, midway, arts and crafts fair, and the sporting collectibles show open at 10 a.m. Several of the duck calling contests begin at 11 a.m.

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On Saturday, Nov. 28, it’s the Great 10K Duck Race beginning at 8 a.m. The exhibits, booths, carnival and the sporting collectibles show open at 9 a.m. The duck calling contests begin at 9 a.m. from the main stage. The World Championship Duck Gumbo Cook-off begins at 11 a.m. The 80th annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest begins at 2 p.m.

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To find out more, visit the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival Facebook page here or log on to www.stuttgartarkansas.org/duck-festival/index.aspx.