The city of Georgetown will hold its 30th Annual Wooden Boat Show this weekend. A time-honored tradition that locals look forward to all year round, the Wooden Boat Show always takes place on the third weekend of October. The first of the festivities begin tomorrow evening at the Exhibitor Welcome Reception and Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta; so, today we are taking a walk down memory lane with photos from our team members at the show over the years. You are sure to see just how special the Wooden Boat Show is to us!
The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show celebrates our port city's history, maritime heritage, and aquatic activities that have shaped the community. Seated on the Atlantic Coast's Winyah Bay with five rivers running throughout the county, it is easy to see why boating and fishing have become an integral part of life in Georgetown. People of all ages enjoy time on the water as a pastime, sport, and/or career. The Wooden Boat Show serves as a celebration of these widely held sentiments in the hearts of residents and visitors alike.
Hampton Peace and his wife Boo at the Boat Show years ago
(Photo taken by Boat Show Photographer and provided by Hampton Peace)
On display for the exhibit, you will see masterfully crafted classic boats, kayaks, and yachts, but that's not all. There is truly something for everyone: live music, art & crafts displays, knot tying demonstrations, building competitions, rowing races, educational exhibits, and more.
Photo by Perry Peace
Kids will especially enjoy the opportunity to build and test their own model boat on Saturday afternoon; then on Sunday, families can watch as the youngest sailors ages 8 to 15 embark in actual boats and race from the docks at Francis Marion Park for the South Carolina Maritime Museum's Youth Sailing Program Opti Pram Regatta.
Photos by Perry Peace
Every year locals and visitors alike look forward to the month of October and one of the area's most celebrated events in Georgetown, the annual Wooden Boat Show. During this special time, exhibitors, craftsmen, boaters, vendors, and attendees gather in the historic downtown area to benefit the South Carolina Maritime Museum and enjoy a weekend dedicated to an essential part of lowcountry living.
Festivities begin Friday evening, October 19th, at the Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta featuring a live and silent auction. The regatta begins at 6:30pm and this event is ticketed. You can purchase tickets and learn more at https://woodenboatshow.com/goat-island-regatta-purchase-tickets/.
Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st are time for the main event! Each day is filled with hours of fun and activities that the entire family will enjoy. Saturday's highlights include the Wooden Boat Challenge and Kids' Model Boatbuilding. Attend on Sunday for the Opti Pram Regatta for young sailors and the Cardboard Boat Regatta. Delicious food, Front Street shopping, and vivacious live music will be a part of both days' amusements along with the Wooden Boat Expo. For a full schedule of the show's events on both days, go to https://woodenboatshow.com/full-schedule-of-events/.
Peace Sotheby's International Realty is a proud sponsor of the 29th Annual Wooden Boat Show and we can't wait to see you there! To learn more about the 29th Annual Wooden Boat Show, visit woodenboatshow.com.