: 29th Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show - Celebrate the Culture of the Barnegat Bay

29th Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show - Celebrate the Culture of the Barnegat Bay

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.Wet Dog

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!    


Comment balloon 15 commentsLaura Giannotta • September 23 2011 07:37AM


Sounds like a great reason to get out this weekend.  Love that picture.... Fabulous!!!!!

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) almost 9 years ago

Congratulations on the featured post.  I just stopped by to wish you a good weekend.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Laura, a great way to spend this weekend. Nice Localism Post!

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 9 years ago

Laura - Congrats on the feature! I love this time down the Jersey Shore - less crowds, beautiful weather and I love going to the beach without a million people and just soaking up the beautiful views! The Annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show look like a lot of fun too!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Amy, I'm looking forward to the show!

Gita-Back at you!  Enjoy!

Thanks Michael!

Kristine-The best part about the Jersey Shore this time of year is it's just one week til dogs are allowed on the beach again! 

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 9 years ago

Wow - you can see that that dog is having a great time - how fun is that!

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Look at that dog!  Boy, he's having fun!   Great local post.   Sounds like a fun event for us bi-peds too.  :)

Posted by Lisa Cromwell, Realtor, CRS, Loudoun, No. VA (RE/MAX Premier, Northern VA, Loudoun County) almost 9 years ago

Well, the weather is just ducky. Happy Autumn.

Posted by Gregory Bain, For Homes on the Jersey Shore (Mezzina Real Estate & Insurance) almost 9 years ago

man, mans best friend and life...stir vigorouslyand enjoy good post and host thank you

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) almost 9 years ago

Great opportunity to be outdoor and enjoy the weather.

Posted by Mike Yeo (3:16 team REALTY) almost 9 years ago

Such a fun post. And sounds like even more fun for the weekend. Great way to wind it up!

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) almost 9 years ago

That sounds like a very fun event for any dog lovers in your area.  I'd like to see how far some of those dogs can jump.

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Laura - sounds like a good time for man and doggies... Great fun down at the shore. Congrats on the feature..

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Christie's International Real Estate ) almost 9 years ago

I have watched these dog competitions on TV and they look like they would be fun to watch in person.

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Sounds like a great time Laura...our cats have us trained....we fetch whatever they want...

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 9 years ago