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
In honor of the 30th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show taking place this weekend, today we are highlighting the wonderful community of Historic Georgetown. Come explore this quaint waterfront community with us.
By land or by sea, Georgetown, South Carolina is easily accessible and located just off of Highway 17 between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Boats may navigate to the Intracoastal Waterway, Black River, and Pee Dee River from the famous city port and Winyah Bay, a natural resource for which Georgetown is most well-known. The heart of the community resides along Front Street where shopping, dining, museums, event venues, and local culture thrives.
Surrounded by live oak lined streets, Georgetown is the 3rd oldest city in the state of South Carolina and is filled with antiquity, southern charm and an attractive personality. It can be difficult to decide which is more astonishingly preserved: the downtown dotted with dozens of pre-Revolutionary buildings or the riches of Georgetown's unspoiled coast.
You can experience one of these pre-Revolutionary, Georgetown homes built sometime between 1740 and 1750, 614 Prince Street or the Sampson-Hamby-Ward House, in the video tour below. This home is currently listed by sales associate Toby Avant.
Just a few blocks over on Broad Street, you will find another stylish & historic gem that dates back to the early 1900's. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath Colonial style home was remodeled in 2012 to maintain modern comforts in an antique space. This residence is currently listed by sales associate Jack Pate.
As a reflection of its rich maritime history as a port city, Georgetown hosts its annual Wooden Boat Show every October on the third weekend of the month. Thousands gather to celebrate the art and heritage of boat-making, sailing, fishing, and more with a weekend-filled with festivities and fun for all ages in the Historic Downtown area. Don't miss this year's event taking place on October 19th and 20th!
Georgetown's charm and quality of life hasn't gone unnoticed. Named by Outside Magazine as one of its "Top Ten Best Towns 2004," Georgetown is renowned for its distinctive riverfront shops and restaurants. In 2018, Georgetown was voted #1 Best Coastal Small Town on USAToday's 10Best website and ranked within the Top 10 again in 2019. From the moment you step onto Front Street or make your way down the Harbor Walk, you will fall in love with Georgetown.
To see homes and properties currently for sale in Historic Georgetown, please visit the link below or contact one of our sales agents:
Happy 4th of July from Peace Sotheby's International Realty! Our offices will be closed on July 4th, 2019 in honor of Independence Day. We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday celebrating the land of the free and home of the brave with family and friends. Check out some of the local events happening in our area tomorrow if you are in the Pawleys Island area:
The month of December is here and the holiday season is in full swing! Gift shopping, home cooking, trimming the tree, and decking the halls are all activities that keep us busy throughout the "most wonderful time of year." With so much going on, it's easy to miss the many wonderful festivities happening throughout the area and our communities. Take a moment and plan to attend a few of our favorite holiday happenings in the lowcountry throughout the month of December. Follow the links below to learn more about each of these terrific celebrations and events.
Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles and New Year's Eve Stroll Under the Lights
Don't miss your chance to attend the award-winning Night of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens. It is one of the most renown local holiday attractions. Step into the gloriously illuminated gardens and experience holiday spirit as you admire lowcountry nature, magnificent sculptures, and live Christmas music by talented performers. This special ticketed event runs select nights December 6-22, 2018. You can purchase tickets and learn more about Night of a Thousand Candles by clicking here.
Welcome 2019 with another opportunity to take in Brookgreen Gardens' beautiful lights display at their New Year's Eve Stroll Under the Lights on December 31st from 6:00pm-9:00pm. This event is also ticketed and additional information can be found on their website by clicking here.
Designer Showcase: Dressed for the Season! at The Kaminski House Museum
If you have a passion for holiday decorations or an eye for interior design, you don't want to miss the current exhibit at Historic Georgetown's Kaminski House Museum, Designer Showcase: Dressed for the Season! The museum is also hosting special holiday events, a candlelight tour on the evening of December 13th and a family night on December 22nd. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit their calendar page on their website by clicking here.
Holiday Events at The Market Common
Just a few miles north of Pawleys Island, The Market Common located in Myrtle Beach is hosting a number of special events and activities this month including: The Lighting of the Menorah nightly in Valor Park throughout this week in honor of Hanukkah, free carriage rides on select nights, Holiday Bazaar Market featuring local vendors on certain Saturday mornings, visits with Santa at the Grand 14 Cinema and many of their restaurants on select dates, and their annual Southern Times Square New Year's Eve celebration to ring in 2019 on December 31st. Learn more about all of their holiday celebrations by visiting their website clicking here.
Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park
Driving a little over 70 miles south of Pawleys Island, you will find another beloved spectacular lights display at Charleston County Parks' 29th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park. The festival runs until January 1st. Drive by beautiful designs and intricate patterns of lights then stop and enjoy time in Santa's Village and Winter Wonderland for fun activities for the whole family. Visit their website for admission information and more details by clicking here.
We hope you, your family, and friends are off to the start of a happy holiday season filled with special events and even more special memories!
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.