Classic Boat Show calendar for 2016

February 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

Many thanks to the folks at Classic Boating magazine, who have very kindly granted permission for us to publish a list of this year’s vintage boating events in Canada, the United States and beyond. You’ll be surprised at the number of these boating offerings.
1957 Shepherd 22' Siren of the Rhine (Photo courtesy of Classic Boating)

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Boating Events Calendar: (Part one… to the end of June 2016)  Stay tuned for July and August…coming soon.  Also,  do check with the contact at each event before heading off for an event in case of postponement or cancellation. 

DANA POINT, CA              March 5-6
Festival of the Whales, Dana Point Harbor. Southern California ACBS Chapter. Contact: Bob Newcomer at

    18th Antique & Classic Boat Show on Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes National Park. Classic boating of all kinds. Contact: Pete Rainey  at 021 747 383. Visit

TAVARES, FL       March 17-20
30th Annual Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival at Wooten Park on Lake Dora. Feature boats: Chris-Craft race boats. Sunnyland ACBS Chapter. Contact: Terry Fiest at

HOT SPRINGS, AR            April 7-9
14th  Arkansas Spring Fling at Mountain Harbor Resort on Lake Ouachita. Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact: Mike Langhorne at (501) 318-7666 or

HARTWELL, GA  April 14-17
Lake Hartwell Boat Festival at 149 Hartwell Marina Road. Blue Ridge ACBS Chapter. Contact: John Heiderich at (864) 231-9614 or just2more@

APALACHICOLA, FL          April 16
18th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat & Car Show  on Water Street. All types of antique boat, motors, and cars. Contact: (850) 653-9419 or

VERO BEACH, FL               April 16
Wheels & Keels car and boat show at the Moorings Yacht and Country Club on Florida’s Treasure Coast. Participant dinner on Friday evening, April 15. Contact: Gavin Ruotolo, (772) 234-0806.

HOUSTON, TX    April 23-24
21st Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. Open to public 10-5 Sat; 9-4 Sun. Honoring Chris-Craft Racing Runabouts. Exhibitor dinners both nights. Southwest ACBS Chapter. Contact: Bob Fuller at (713) 521-0105 or or visit

BASS LAKE, CA   May 13-15
26th Annual Bass Lake Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show. Saturday show from 9-4. N. Cal./Lake Tahoe and S. Cal. ACBS Chapters. Contact: Robert Gaestel at (209) 769-0310 or

BROOKLINE, NH                                May 14-15
8th Annual Southern New Hampshire Boat Auction at Brookline Event Center. Antique boats and autos; auction Sunday 1pm. Consignments welcome. Contact: Gary Michael at (603) 345-3765 or or visit

NEW BERN, NC  May 21
11th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Galley Store Marina. RDC Triangle ACBS Chapter. Contact: Kevin Leiner at (919) 368-3412, or Alan Hills at

Manitowish Waters, WI         May 28-29
The Manitowish Waters Antique & Classic Boat Show will be hosted at Little Bohemia Restaurant located on Little Star Lake,  part of the Manitowish Waters Chain. Many boats, displays, and booths along with the “Woodie” cars on dry land. Contact: 715-543-8488

LAKEPORT, CA   June 2-5
17th Wood & Glory on Clear Lake at the Konocti Vista Casino marina docks. Lake County area winery tours; awards dinner at the Boatique Winery and Classic Boat collection. 50 boats participated last year. Northern CA/Lake Tahoe ACBS Chapter. Contact: Wayne Mooers at (925) 788-5628 or

BRANSON, MO June 3-5
Classics Cruisin’ on Table Rock Lake at Rock Lane Resort. Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact: Don Parker at  (402) 770-5400  or or visit

SPRING LAKE, MI             June 4
12th Annual Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show at Mill Point Park. Contact: Mark Miller, (616) 402-3489 or

WOLFEBORO, NH             June 4
17th Annual New England Lyman Group Lyman Show at the public docks on Lake Winnipesaukee. All Lymans and other lapstrakes invited. Join us for rides and picnics Thurs. and Fri. before the show. Contact: Rick Filiau at or (603) 485-7355 or visit http://newenglandlymangroup.orgl

HIAWASSEE, GA               June  10-11
Lake Chatuge Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous at Ridges Resort and Marine, 3379 Hwy 76. Blue Ridge ACBS Chapter. Contact: Jerri Nowlen or Terry Harbin at (706) 273-0138 or (706) 273-6495 or

33rd Annual Lake Arrowhead Boat Show at the Arrowhead Village. Southern California ACBS Chapter. Contact: Dave Anderson at

PRESQUE ISLE, MI            June 17-18
24th Annual Presque Isle Wooden Boat Show at Presque Isle Harbor on Lake Huron. Fri. picnic lunch and cruise for entrants; Sat. show, 10-4. Climb two Port Huron lighthouses. Contact: John Vogelheim at (989) 733-0444 or visit presque

st. michaels, md          June 17-19
29th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Friday evening cocktail reception and Sunday afternoon awards dinner.. Miles River cruise and picnic on Monday for participants. Chesapeake Bay ACBS Chapter. Contact: Ray Glenn at 410-867-7853 or ray.glenn@

MT ARLINGTON, NJ        June 17-19
42nd Annual Lake Hopatcong Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club. Judged show. Contact: BoatShow or Pat Hoferkamp at (201) 264-6504 or visit

Crosslake, MN               June 18
29th Annual Whitefish Chain Antique & Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous at Moonlite Bay on the north end of Cross Lake. 50 boat slips.  Contact: Bill Terry at terryworld@ or (763) 257-5757

SOUTH HAVEN, MI          June 18
35th Annual Classic Boat Show and Small Craft Festival at the Michigan Maritime Museum in conjunction with HarborFest. 260 Dyckman Avenue. Row, paddle, sail and motor. Contact: Sandy Bryson at

Peterborough, ON     June 18
Paddle to Power with all makes from wood to classic glass, at Millennium Park, Water Street. Trent Severn Antique & Classic Boat Association Boat Show. Contact: Jeff Souch at

SEATTLE, WA             June 18-19
20th Annual Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous at the heart of the waterfront in downtown Seattle.  Member vessels of the Classic Yacht Association, Pacific Northwest Fleet, many open for boarding.  Contact: visit

BAY HARBOR, MI              June 23-25
18th Annual Vintage Car & Boat Festival in the Village at Bay Harbor. Contact: or visit www.

MYSTIC, CT         June 24-26
25th Annual Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport. Contact: (207) 359-4651 or visit

algonac, mi   June 24-26
31st Annual “Where It All Began” Boat Show at the Algonac Harbour Club (original Chris-Craft plant). Public show on Saturday. Registration forms available in Springs at Michigan ACBS Chapter. Contact: Alan Brenner at

WHITEFISH, MT                 June 24-26
Whitefish Woody Weekend V at the Lodge on Whitefish Lake. Friday night cruise, public viewing on Saturday, Poker Run on Sunday. Big Sky ACBS Chapter. Contact: Tim Salt at (406) 862-5085 or

Aurora, CO          June 25
Cherry Creek Classic Boat Show at The Marina at Cherry Creek State Park. Boats on display at the docks from 9-12:30. Rocky Mountain Classics ACBS Chapter. Contact:  Jeff Dwight at or (303) 651-0925.

11th Annual Classic & Vintage Boat Show, Lake Avenue at the White Bear Shopping Center. Featuring power and sail that plied White Bear Lake over the last century. Outboard displays, swap meet, art show. Contact: Pat Oven, or (651) 308-1792 or visit

AKRON, OH        June 25
41st Annual Portage Lakes Antique Boat Show at “On Tap at the Harbor” Restaurant, 9am-3pm, then cruise to awards banquet at  Turkeyfoot Island Club. Launch, retrieval, and trailer parking provided. North Coast Ohio Chapter ACBS and Portage Lakes Historical Society. Contact: Gil Maringer,, (216) 310-7475



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