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

In collaboration with the West Side Business Association's Maritime on Madison festival.

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Enjoy beautiful classic and wooden boats, Sikaflex wooden boat races, and watch as artists recreate Sturgeon Bay on canvas. Don't miss this action-packed event that will prove to be fun for the entire family!

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.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Friday, August 7, 2015

9 am - 6 pm..........Boathouse Sale
9 am - 9 pm..........Featuring a New "Sea Dogs" Exhibit at the Door County Maritime Museum
1 pm - 6 pm..........Boat Registration
4 pm..........Sikaflex Challenge construction begins
4 pm - 8 pm..........Boat Raffle Sales, Concession Sales
5 pm - 9 pm..........Dr. Bombay Band
(6 pm - 8 pm..........Boat Registrant Cocktail Reception)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

8 am - 9 am..........Paint the Bay (Plein Air) registration
9 am - 1 pm..........Paint the Bay competition
9 am - 6 pm..........Featuring a New "Sea Dogs" Exhibit at the Door County Maritime Museum 
..........Special tugboat John Purves tours
..........Classic & Wooden Boat Display
..........Demonstrations (Sail Training Foundation, Aquacar, Coast Guard 41' boat tours, USCG Auxiliary, Kahlenburg Engine)
..........Boathouse Sale
..........Hand-crafted Wooden Boat Raffle
..........Children's Tug Races 
..........Door County Humane Society booth with special guest appearance by their bride, "Caitlin"
..........Concessions
9 am - 3 pm..........Sikaflex Challenge decorating & public voting
11 am - 3 pm..........50/50 Raffle Sales - Drawing to take place at Sikaflex races
11 am - 6 pm..........Wine Tasting with Door 44
1 pm - 5 pm..........Paint the Bay (Plein Air) exhibition & silent bidding
2 pm..........Start Your Engines
3 pm - 4:30 pm..........Sikaflex Time Trials
5:30 pm..........Award Ceremony

SIKAFLEX CHALLENGE

Watch as two-person teams creatively build boats from scratch on Friday and race them on Saturday in the Sikaflex Challenge time trials.  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.  All the details are on the registration form.  Register your team and join the fun!  Entry is $20 per team to build, decorate and compete in the time trials.  Print this PDF Sikaflex Challenge Registration Form, fill it out and mail it to us.

BOATHOUSE SALE
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 questions, call (920)743-5958 or email us info@dcmm.org.  Thank you for your Support!

"PAINT THE BAY" (PLEIN AIR)
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 on 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 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.

 

25th Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Festival Sponsors:

City of Sturgeon Bay
Port-A-Pier
Skipper Buds
Quarterdeck Marina
Harbor Club Marina
Bay Shipbuilding
Sturgeon Bay Utilities
Door County Humane Society
Maxwelton Braes
Salmon’s Meat Products
Tadych's Econo Foods
J&M Fisheries

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