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.

Friday, August 7

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, Concessions
5 pm - 9 pm..........Dr. Bombay

Saturday, August 8

8 am - 9 pm..........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, Aquacar, Coast Guard 41' boat tours, USCG Auxiliary, Door County Humane Society)
..........Boathouse Sale
..........Hand-crafted Wooden Boat Raffle
..........Children's Activities (tug races and model boat building)
..........Concessions, Wine tasting with Door 44/Parallel 44 Wineries
9 am - 3 pm..........Sikaflex Challenge decorating & public voting
11 am - 3 pm..........50/50 Raffle Sales
1 pm - 5 pm..........Paint the Bay (plein Air) exhibition
2 pm..........Start Your Engines
3 pm - 4:30 pm..........Sikaflex Time Trials
5:30 pm..........People's Choice Awards


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.

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  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 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.


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

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