The Eastern Shore shows off its feathers and fauna at the 17th annual Waterfowl Festival 10 to 8 Friday and Saturday and 10 to 5 Sunday in Easton. Besides exhibits and sales by leading artists and carvers in waterfowl art, there'll be a book corner, Chesapeake retriever demonstrations and photography and conservation exhibits. Special events Saturday include an antique decoy auction at 2 followed at 8 by a goose and duck calling contest ($2). Naturally, plenty of seafood will be for sale. Admission is $5, $10 for all three days; under 10 free. 301/822-4567.


If you have an event to be included in Weekend's annual roundup of Christmas-related activities (concerts, fairs, celebrations, etc.) to be published December 4, send information to Ho-Ho-Hos, Weekend, Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, DC 20071. We must receive announce- ments by November 27.


Take a trip around the world without leaving town through the YWCA International Fair 11 to 4 Friday and 10 to 4 Saturday at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Representatives from fifty countries will sell crafts, handmade rugs, wine, clothes and exotic foods; entertainment includes traditional dance, music and a fashion show at 12:30 Saturday. It's $3 at the door. 626-0700.


The Maryland Food and Wine Celebration is at Baltimore's Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., 11 to 6 Saturday and noon to 6 Sunday. Admission is $2, free for kids under 12 with an adult; pay as you eat. 301/727-4808 . . . Purrfection abounds at the Capital Cat Fanciers' Show 10 to 4 Saturday and Sunday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds (on Rte. 355) in Gaithersburg. It's $4; $2 for kids under 12. 971-1554 . . . The Skilled Hands Winter Art and Craft Show gathers 80 national crafters 10 to 6 Saturday and Sunday at the Westpark Hotel in McLean at 8401 Westpark Dr. Admission (good both days) is $2.50. 734-2800.


The Wille and Yeh duo performs works by Brahms, Ravel, Dvorak and original work at 5 Sunday at the Phillips Collection. It's free, but the recommended donation to the museum (at 1600 21st St. NW) is $3; $2 for seniors and students. 387-2151.

The Pro Arte Quartet premieres Imbrie's Quartet No. 5, in addition to works by Beethovan and Szymanowski at 8 Friday. It's free at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. 287-5502.


The ninth annual District of Columbia Antiques Show showcases the collections of a hundred dealers 11 to 9 Friday and Saturday and 11 to 5 Sunday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Admission is $4, under 12 free. 234-0700.

The Design for Living Show fills the D.C. Convention Center (Ninth and H NW) with more than 450 displays, including designer showcases, gourmet food demonstrations, wine tastings and even a complete Swedish house noon to 9 Friday and Saturday and noon to 8 Sunday. Admission is $6, $3 for kids 10 to 16 and seniors. 371-5090.


Get a little ethnic this weekend:

Old World tastes are at the Czechoslovak Christmas Bazaar noon to 4 Saturday at the Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. Veal specialties, Prague sausages, sweets and more will be for sale. 299-6315.

The Danish Club of Washington's bazaar brings the smorrebrod (which means cold sandwich table), pastries and crafts of Denmark to the Church of the Little Flower, 5601 Massachussets Ave. 11 to 3 Saturday. Call 620-5177 for more information.

St. Mark's Orthodox Church offers Russian, Greek and an assortment of Eastern specialties 5 to 8 Friday, 11 to 5 Saturday and noon to 4 Sunday, along with a concert at 2 Sunday by the Washington Slavonic Men's Choir. The church is at 7124 River Rd. in Bethesda. 229-9720.

The Icelandic Bazaar offers imported pylsa (sausage), open-faced sandwiches, crepes and handmade sweaters (to wear) at St. Clements Episcopal Church at Dogwood Drive and N. Quaker Lane in Alexandria, Saturday 10 to 3. 998-6166.


Get a jump on holiday gift buying:

The Manassas Art Guild's 14th annual Christmas Mart offers the needlework, pottery, woodwork and other handiwork of 75 artisans 10 to 5 Saturday and Sunday at the National Guard Armory (Rte. 234 near the Prince William Fairgrounds) in Manassas. Free. 938-8306.

The third annual Bay Country Crafters Christmas Open House features the handmade decorations and gifts of more than 140 crafters 10 to 9 Friday and 10 to 5 Saturday and Sunday at Baldwin Hall, Rte. 178 and Millersville Road in Millersville, 10 miles northwest of Annapolis. 301/761-4272.

And a hundred more local artists and crafters will offer their specialties 10 to 4 Saturday at the Holiday Arts and Crafts Happening at the Bauer Drive Center, 14625 Bauer Dr. in Rockville. 468-4050.


Sharon, Lois and Bram are the performers behind Canadian TV's "Elephant Show," but 2 to 3 Saturday they'll be at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis (Greenfield and Constitution) with folk music and games. Tickets are $5 at the door. 301/268-0606.

The 11th annual Elva Young Van Winkle Storytelling Festival at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library offers kids and grownups contemporary and ancient stories 2 to 5 Sunday. It's free in Room A-5 of the library at 901 G St. NW. 727-1151. (A signer will be present.)


Walt Disney's most famous characters, including Snow White, all of her dwarfs and Mickey Mouse, show off their skating talent for Walt Disney's "World on Ice" through November 22 at the Washington Convention Center (Ninth and H NW). For details call 371-4200; to charge tickets, call 371-5001.