2017 Show Button
by wildlife artist Adam Grimm.
Paul Busick, long-time supporter of ODCCA.
Your $20 annual ODCCA membership sustains this show for the future.
2016 IWCA Best of Show,
Floating Decorative Decoy, Open, black duck, by Pat Godin.
Who we are:
The Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Association is an Ohio registered non-profit, volunteer organization. On the second weekend of March, we host a two-day show, open to the public, to provide a venue for collectors to buy and sell, and for carvers and wildlife artists to compete and win recognition for their efforts. On March 11-12, 2017, we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary at our annual two-day show, at the Holiday Inn, 15471 Royalton Rd., Strongsville, Ohio.
Admission is $5 for the weekend. Children under 17 are free with an adult.
Join ODCCA and enjoy free admission for you and your family!
ODCCA is dedicated to the preservation of our waterfowl heritage through collecting old vintage decoys and crafting new decoys, inspired by the art form of the American Decoy, made by hand, one-at-a-time. To preserve this tradition for future generations, we strive to promote the history, knowledge and creation of decoys and wildlife art by educating and mentoring adults and children. We recognize the artistry and craftsmanship of decoys and their uniqueness as American Folk Art.
We also strive to convey an appreciation of our wetlands and its contribution to our environment.
Our show brings together a unique blend of decoy collectors, competitive carvers, wildlife artists, vendors, young and young at heart from throughout the United States and Canada who love and appreciate one-of-a-kind waterfowl and wildlife art.Whether you are just beginning or are advanced, there is something for everyone at the show.
Competitors of all ages and skill levels enter collectively over 1,200 beautifully carved and painted duck decoys, shorebirds, song birds, owls, hawks, fish decoys, jigging sticks and flat art. On display for public viewing, the entries are judged and awarded based on rules for each category.
Collectors, whether advanced or just beginning, will find a wide array of vintage decoys, antique fish decoys, hunting memorabilia and waterfowl art available for purchase in room-to-room sales and the ballroom.
Over 40 years ago Strongsville native, Bill Green, who also was affiliated with the local Strongsville YMCA, had a vision of bringing together people who loved the art form of the American Decoy. The Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers show has grown from its first gathering of 14 people to our present-day show that hosts almost 2,000 visitors from throughout the United States and Canada.
Click here to see ODCCA History page.
Attention Officers and Volunteers:
Next meeting Sept. 25, 2016 - Holiday Inn, Strongsville, Oh. 10am.
Plan to attend and help make our 40th Annual show another special event to remember.