The largest gathering of wooden boats and enthusiasts in New England will converge at Mystic Seaport Museum for the 29th annual WoodenBoat Show Friday through Sunday, August 20-22.
The WoodenBoat Show, hosted in a partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, offers something for all wooden boat enthusiasts and maritime history buffs. More than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type will be on display, from hand-crafted kayaks to mahogany runabouts, to classic daysailers and schooners.
In addition to taking in the historic vessels and beautiful boats, visitors can find everything they need to outfit their own watercraft and learn new skills at demonstrations and workshops throughout the weekend. A variety of exhibitors will offer items for sale including maritime art, antiques, tools, books, nautical gear, and much more.
Other popular features are the “I Built It Myself” display of home-built boats and a Concours d’Elegance of professionally built and maintained boats on exhibition.
Concurrent with The WoodenBoat Show this year will be the Museum’s Antique Marine Engine Exposition on Saturday and Sunday. One of the largest shows of its type in the country, the exposition features more than 150 engines on display, including inboards, outboards, gasoline, diesel, electric, and naphtha motors. Visitors are invited to see the displayed engines Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Engines will be fired up throughout the day and a selection of operating miniature engines and model boats will be on display as well.
Museum admission provides access to both The WoodenBoat Show and the Antique Marine Engine exhibition. Three-day passes are available.
Please note the Connecticut Summer at the Museum free admission offer for Connecticut children is not valid during the show, August 20-22.