Classic & Wooden Boat Festival, Aug 7-8, 2015

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Don’t miss this action-packed weekend that’s fun for the entire family!

Watch as two-person teams creatively build boats from scratch on Saturday and race them on Sunday in the Sikaflex Challenge.  The field is limited to 12 two-person teams.  Again, participants are restricted in the amount of material and tools they can use during construction.  Register your team and join the fun!  Entry is free for both the boat entries and the Sikaflex event.  Print this PDF Sikaflex Challenge Registration Form, fill it out and mail it to us.  

Kids can build and paint their own sailboat or tug (one per child, $2-3 per kit), meet Coastie, the Coast Guard robot, and try mini-tug races!

The entire family can take in beautiful classic and wooden boats brought to the museum by their proud owners.  The Festival annually features a remarkable assortment of vessels with judges awards for power, sail and self-powered boats.  Festival attendees will also vote for People's Choice award winners on the Saturday of the show.  To register your classic or wooden boat for exhibit at the 25th Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Festival, print this pdf Boat Registration Form, fill it out and mail it to us.

We are looking for new and gently used maritime items or nautical artifacts to be sold at our Boathouse Sale during the Classic & Wood Boat Festival August 7-8.  As you clean your warehouse, storage area, marina, backroom, boat or store, please think of us.  All profits support the preservation and celebration of our rich maritime history!

Sample nautical items for consideration:
Ring buoys  --  Dinghies  --  Canoes  --  Boat cushions  --  Flares  --  GPS  --  Decorative items  --  Maritime books (fiction/nonfiction)  --  Oars & paddles  --  Nautical pictures  --  Door County items & books  --  Diving equipment  --  Fishing equipment  --  Underwater cameras  --  Depth finders  --  Trailers  --  Tote bags  --  Sailing equipment  --  Small sailboats  --  Water toys  -- and MORE!

Please drop off your items at the Maritime Museum prior to July 20.  For pick-up or any questions, call (920-743-5958) or email us ( ).  Thank You For Your Support!

Enjoy the working waterfront and watch as artists recreate Sturgeon Bay on canvas.  Area artists are invited to participate in this popular plein air painting event beginning Saturday with artists spreading out along the shores of Sturgeon Bay.  Works must have a maritime theme and be completed and returned to the festival grounds by 1 pm.  A silent auction follows in the Museum with proceeds going to the artist and the Museum.  Entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for students.  To pre-register print this pdf "Paint the Bay" Registration Form, fill it out and mail it to us.  Registrations will also be taken beginning at 8 am the morning of the event, at which time all the artists' medium will be stamped and artists will be released to begin painting.

Plus, browse a collection of maritime-themed arts, crafts, books and collectibles in our Museum Store.


In 2014 the 24th Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Festival was Sponsored By:

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