While the summer might officially be over at the Jersey Shore, there are still plenty of reasons to get outside. This weekend Tuckerton hosts the 29th Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show at the Tuckerton Seaport and across Route 9 at Tip Seaman Park. This two day event celebrates the culture of the Barnegat Bay.
New to this two day event is the Delmarva Dock Dog competition. DOCKDOGS® is a national organization which sponsors competitions for handlers and there dogs. The first is 'Big Air', described as a long jump for dogs (off a dock!). Then there's the 'Vertical Jump', a high jump if you will. And finally there's a 'Speed Retrieve' which times the dogs retrieving an object from the water. Here's a schedule of the DockDogs competition at Tip Seaman Park September 24 & 25.
The Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show runs Saturday and Sunday from 7am until 5 pm. In addition to the Delmarva Dock Dogs there will be demonstrations, contests, seminars, a decoy auction, crafters, carvers, sneakbox races and more than 30 vendors!