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Muskrat skinning AND Cooking at Outdoor Show
Feb 14, 2019 10:18 ET

(Reprinted from above link)

GOLDEN HILL — The 74th National Outdoor Show will open Friday, Feb. 22, at South Dorchester School on state Route 335 in Golden Hill and continue Saturday, Feb. 23.

Admission to the Outdoor Show is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. In addition to revenues from admission fees, the National Outdoor Show Foundation raises funds to support continuation of this important part of Dorchester’s heritage with raffles during the show, from proceeds from the Outdoor Show Cafe, and both the silent and live auctions.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. Friday with a special appearance by Marty Long of Uprooted, an extreme chainsaw sculptor. Using only his chainsaw, Long will take a 3-foot tree stump and transform it into a one-of-a-kine work of art.

His skill as a power carver will be on display at 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m., Saturday. Everything he creates during his demonstrations will be available for purchase during the Saturday evening auction.

Also at 5 p.m. Friday will be the dine and view exhibits, and the Bear, Bucks and Stags trophy scoring.

The Miss Outdoors Pageant will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The competition features girls ages 16 to 24 living in Dorchester County. The pageant includes a five-minute talent routine.

After Friday’s Miss Outdoors Pageant, the World Champion Muskrat Semifinals for Men and Women will be held.

The doors will open again at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, for the Little Miss and Little Mister pageant, which starts at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday afternoon will be full of competitions and demonstrations, including duck and goose calling, pole skinning, log sawing and muskrat cooking. Muskrat will be served all day until sold out.

The main event will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, and feature a live auction, children’s races, corn shelling, oyster shucking, trap setting, raccoon skinning, nutria skinning and muskrat skinning.

For more information about the National Outdoor Show, visit