June 8, 2018

 Participate in the 28th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival

The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is set for August 11 & 12, 2018. Now is the time to make plans to participate in the exciting events – exhibit your boat, compete in the Sikaflex Challenge or volunteer your time to help celebrate Door County’s classic and wooden boats.

The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival annually features a remarkable assortment of vessels competing for best in show. Registered boaters are invited to participate in a private bay-to-lake cruise and cocktail reception on the Friday before the festival, showcase their boat for the weekend and compete for awards and ribbons. Boats will be displayed on trailers throughout the parking lot, along the waterfront and on the lawn. To exhibit a boat, register with Bill Freyman at

The Sikaflex Challenge boat building competition returns this year! Construct a boat on Saturday, add decoration on Sunday morning and race for points on Sunday afternoon. Sikaflex Challenge building restrictions make for fun and exciting sea trials. The Sikaflex Challenge is limited to 12 two-person teams so register early for a spot in the challenge. Registration costs are $20.00 and the form can be completed online or at the museum.

Volunteer your time at the famous Boat House Sale, help with the children’s activities or support the concession stand on Saturday and Sunday. The Door County Maritime Museum is a nonprofit organization that appreciates volunteer assistance with all community events.

With new vendors, U.S. Coast Guard demonstrations, plein air artists, classic boats, wooden boats, great food and the Maritime on Madison festival happening so close by – the second weekend in August is sure to be a great time on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront.




The Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society is comprised of three locations; Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Cana Island Lighthouse in Baileys Harbor and Death’s Door Maritime Museum in Gills Rock. For more information, please visit or call (920) 743-5958.

MEDIA CONTACT:           Carrie Dorski

                                             Marketing & Events Coordinator

                                             Door County Maritime Museum