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28th Annual Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival
August 11 - August 12
Held each year during Maritime Week in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival is an event you won’t want to miss. In addition to viewing beautiful and fascinating classic and wooden boats, you can visit nautical displays, our Boathouse Sale, and the concessions tent. (hint: Grab a beverage and try the fresh locally-caught whitefish sandwiches) There are kids’ activities to keep young boat lovers busy and entertained. And to top it all off, you’ll get to visit the Door County Maritime Museum where you will be amazed at its terrific displays featuring the maritime history of the Door Peninsula. You can even tour the museum’s signature vessel, the century-old tug John Purves. Welcome aboard!
During the two-day festival you’ll cheer on the two-person teams competing in the Sikaflex Boatbuilding Challenge and race- it’s always interesting to see if their creations actually float. They build on Saturday and race on Sunday. On Saturday you should pick up a ballot and vote for your favorite boat in our Peoples’ Choice Selection. No professional judges here, we rely on the popular vote! Also on Saturday, you should plan to stroll through the Maritime on Madison street festival which occurs adjacent to the museum’s grounds. There’s great food, entertainment for young and old, and shopping, too! Stick around on Saturday evening to enjoy the city’s waterfront and fine restaurants or perhaps join a glorious sunset cruise aboard the Chicago Fireboat located at the museum. Sunday’s Sikaflex Races top off a terrific weekend. Plan to attend!
Contact Info: (920) 743-5958, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival Sponsors
We want to thank all of our 2018 sponsors whose generous contributions and assistance make the Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival happen.
The site of our in-water show is SkipperBud’s Harbor Club Marina.
Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, the host for our lunch during Friday’s Bay to Lake Lighthouse Cruise for registered show participants.
For their generous support.
For their terrific logistical support
Featuring Thyme Cuisine
Sponsoring our Boaters’ Reception in the museum on Friday evening
Sponsor and Inspiration for our Sikaflex Boatbuilding Competition
For his generous support
Providing loyal and continuous support.
Providing excellent dock space to Bay to Lake Lighthouse Cruise participants during lunch.
United States Coast Guard
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Always prepared to support our Festival
Aboard again this year with their generous support.
MMG Foundation, Inc.
Providing very generous financial support in support of voluntarism and philanthropy.
Supporting the Sikaflex Boatbuilding Challenge
Now a proud sponsor of the Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival
Artists keeping this moment alive forever.
Glacier Lakes Chapter (Wisconsin) of the Antique and Classic Boat Society
The Members of the Egg Harbor (Wisconsin) Yacht Club
A Generous Supporter of our Festival
The Chicago Fireboat. The Museum’s neighbor and a terrific Festival Supporter.
A Wisconsin Original supporting our Festival.
- August 11
- August 12
- Event Category:
- Sturgeon Bay