published November 9, 2017 by David Faulk

82nd annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest & Wings Over the Prairie Festival

It’s that time of year again! Duck season is quickly approaching as well as the 82nd annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest & Wings Over the Prairie Festival hosted in Stuttgart, Arkansas.  Come on down to the Rice and Duck Capitol of the World to celebrate the start of duck season. 

Saturday | November 18, 2017

    7:00 p.m. – QUEEN MALLARD and JUNIOR QUEEN MALLARD PAGEANTS
    Grand Prairie Center | Phillips Community College

Sunday | November 19, 2017

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.- “WINGS OVER THE PRAIRIE FESTIVAL” – OPEN HOUSE
    Visit the novelty shops in Stuttgart’s unique Downtown Shopping District


Tuesday | November 21, 2017

   
 6:00 p.m. – YOUTH DUCK CALLING CONTEST
        Stuttgart Stage on Main Street
    *This contest is only for children that attended the Youth Duck Calling classes 


Wednesday | November 22, 2017

    3:00 p.m. – CARNIVAL and MIDWAY OPENS
    Armbands available from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
    Sponsored by Scott Manufacturing on Main Street 

Thursday | November 23, 2017

    3:00 p.m. – CARNIVAL and MIDWAY OPENS
    Armbands available from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
    Sponsored by Scott Manufacturing

Friday | November 24, 2017

    8:00 a.m. – Registration Opens for all contests

    10:00 a.m. – 2nd Annual Trap Shoot Competition
    Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals
    Location: Mack’s Prairie Wings
    Preregistration is open now!
    *Registration ends at 3:00 p.m.

    10:00 a.m. -– CHILDREN’S DUCK CALLING CLASS
    Sponsored by Riceland Foods – Children 4-8
    Meet at Stuttgart Stage – Bring your own duck call.

    10:00 a.m. – ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
    Sponsored by Suddenlink 
        
    10:00 a.m. – COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS
    Sponsored by Riceland Foods
 
    10:00 a.m. – SPORTING COLLECTIBLES SHOW
    Sponsored by Walmart
    
    10:00 a.m. – OUTDOOR EXHIBITS
 
    11:00 a.m. – Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest
    Open to any high school senior in the United States
    Contestants MUST bring high school transcript and ID

    12 Noon – CARNIVAL and MIDWAY OPENS
    Sponsored by Scott Manufacturing

    12:00 p.m. – Arkansas State Qualifying Duck Calling Contest
    * Contestants must be an Arkansas resident
    Main Street Stage

    2:00 p.m. – Intermediate World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest
    Main Street Stage

    3:30 p.m. – Last Chance Regional Duck Calling Contest
    Main Street Stage


Saturday | November 25, 2017

    8:00 a.m. – GREAT 5K/10K DUCK RACE
    Sponsored by Baptist Health
    Race begins at 7th and Main

    8:00 a.m. – Registration Opens 
    World’s Contest, Women’s World, and Junior World’s

    9:00 a.m. – ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
    Sponsored by Suddenlink 

    9:00 a.m. – COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS
    Sponsored by Riceland Foods
    
    9:00 a.m. – SPORTING COLLECTIBLES SHOW
    Sponsored by Walmart
    
    9:00 a.m. – OUTDOOR EXHIBITS
    
    9:00 a.m. – Junior World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest
    Main Street Stage

    10:00 a.m. – Women’s World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest
    Main Street Stage

    11:00 a.m. – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BAGGO TOURNAMENT
    Sponsored by Lost Forty Brewing and Ludwig Distributing Company
    Location: Stuttgart Pavilion
    Preregistration is open now!  Registration will close once 64 teams have paid.
    *Check in is from 10:00-10:45

    11:00 a.m. – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DUCK GUMBO COOK-OFF
    Sponsored by Bud Light and Ludwig Distributing Company
    Featuring:  Joe Giles and the Homewreckers
    Location: Producers Rice Mill parking lot on Park Avenue
    MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD

    12 Noon – CARNIVAL and MIDWAY OPENS
    Armbands available from 2:00-7:00 p.m.
    Sponsored by Scott Manufacturing
    
    2:00 p.m. – 82nd annual WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP DUCK CALLING CONTEST
    Sponsored by Mack’s Prairie Wings, Winchester Ammunition, Benelli and Lennox Industries 
    Main Street Stage


About the Author

David Faulk
Owner of Arkansas Outdoors Online. Christian. Outdoors enthusiast, with years of experience hunting and fishing across the Natural State. Mississippi State Wildlife Biology Graduate.




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