JUNE 23, 2017


The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is making its annual call for entries for the various events associated with the festival, August 12 & 13. The call includes boats to be exhibited and teams to compete in the Sikaflex Challenge boat building competition and sea trials.

The festival is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, and Sunday, August 13. The Maritime on Madison festival will be conducted along Madison Avenue on Sturgeon Bay’s Westside on Saturday to add to the surrounding celebrations.

The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival annually features a remarkable assortment of vessels which will compete for People’s Choice honors. Boats will be displayed either trailered, in-water or on the grass. Registration materials and information are available at the museum, 120 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay, online at or contact boat registration coordinator Bill Freyman at

The Sikaflex Challenge boat building competition returns with construction on Saturday, followed by decoration to attract the discerning eyes of the voting spectators, and lastly the much-anticipated sea trials.  The field is limited to 12 two-person teams. Again, participants are restricted in the amount of wood and tools being provided with an ample supply of Sikaflex marine sealant available for use during construction. Visit the museum’s website or contact the museum at (920)743-5958 for rules and registration materials. Participants needed. Entry is $20 per team.

The famous Boat House Sale orchestrated by Lucy and Jerry Richter, children’s activities (win great prizes while racing tugs, tossing bean bags, and “fishing” and decorate fantastic wooden boats), US Coast Guard demonstrations, raffles, out-of-this-world whitefish sandwiches and other food and beverages and more will be experienced by those attending the Door County Maritime Museum’s spectacular 27th Annual Classic and Wooden Boat Festival.


Photos by Steve Reinke


Media contact:

Mary Stephenson, Special Event Coordinator