The Annual Decoy, Fishing Tackle & Sporting Collectibles Show, one of the oldest such shows on the East Coast, will be held at the Patchogue Manor, located at 9-11 Railroad Avenue in Patchogue, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 1.
In addition to being a great opportunity to buy and trade antique collectibles and related outdoor gear, art, and crafts, this year's feature exhibit will be a Long Island gunning scooter rig. The event is sponsored by the LI Decoy Collectors Association, a non-profit organization of decoy collectors and carvers whose goal is to educate the community about this unique, indigenous art form.
LIDCA meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Masonic Hall in Babylon Village and is open to anyone interested in collecting and carving. Annual dues are $25. Contact Dick Richardson at 475-4199 for more information.