Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the 46th Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for all ages. The show takes place annually at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort on the first Saturday in May. It is the longest ongoing wooden boat show in the Southeast.
This free event celebrates the art of North Carolina boat building and the sport of boat racing. Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats will be on display and activities will be available for all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Annual Wooden Boat Show received top honors from the Southeast Tourism Society, which selected it as a “Top 20 Event for the Southeast” for five years running.
The show has something to offer everyone, even if those who are not wooden boat enthusiasts. There are activities for children and opportunities for families to do things together, such as taking a boat ride.
Youngsters can take part in maritime games and crafts in the Wooden Boat Kids area. Families can team up to test their skills in sailing radio-controlled model boats. And, kids can also make their own model sailboats. Enjoy traditional skills demonstrations and displays, educational activities, historic vessels, boat models, traditional sailboat races, and sailboat rides.
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