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Beaufort Wooden Boat Show

Where:
North Carolina Maritime Museum
315 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516
When:
May 5, 2022 – May 8, 2022
Time:
10:00 am

Event Description

Celebrate the art of North Carolina boat building and the sport of boat racing at the annual Wooden Boat Show in downtown Beaufort, NC. The show takes place each year on the first Saturday in May at the North Carolina Maritime Museum and is the longest running wooden boat show in the Southeast. It has been selected for years as a “Top 20 Event for the Southeast.”

There will be dozens of beautiful handcrafted wooden boats on display at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s watercraft center. Bring the whole family to the Beaufort waterfront and enjoy an array of fun activities designed for all ages.

Younger children will enjoy the maritime games and crafts in the Wooden Boat kid’s area. Families can take free sailboat rides together or team up to test their skills in sailing radio-controlled model boats. Free boat rides are offered outside the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center.

The Wooden Boat Show weekend opening event is a reception with live music the night before the show.

2022 Beaufort Wooden Boat Show Schedule

Wooden Boat Show at NC Maritime Museum

THURSDAY, MAY 5

10am – 5pm: “BLACKBEARD’S QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE, 1718”
Cost: Free admission
Location: North Carolina Maritime Museum 

1pm – 4pm: GO SAILING IN A TRADITIONAL WOODEN BOAT
Cost: Free, $5 per person donation suggested
Location: Depart from Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

7pm: BOB ZENTZ
Sea chanteys and maritime-themed music
Location: Auditorium, North Carolina Maritime Museum

FRIDAY, MAY 6

10am – 5pm: “BLACKBEARD’S QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE, 1718” EXHIBIT
Cost: Free admission
Location: North Carolina Maritime Museum

10am – 5pm: BOATING SKILLS VIRTUAL TRAINER
Hosted by Fort Macon Sail & Power Squadrons
Location: N.C. Maritime Museum Library

1pm – 4pm: GO SAILING IN A TRADITIONAL WOODEN BOAT
Cost: Free, $5 per person donation suggested
Location: Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

5:30pm – 7:30pm: 46TH ANNUAL WOODEN BOAT SHOW OPENING PARTY
Cost: Tickets $10 per person. For tickets, call 252-504-7758
Location: Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

Beaufort Wooden Boat Show ship in a bottle

SATURDAY, MAY 7

10am – 5pm: “BLACKBEARD’S QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE, 1718” EXHIBIT
Cost: Free admission
Location: North Carolina Maritime Museum

10am – 4pm:

  • EXHIBIT OF WOODEN BOATS
    Location: Front Street and Parking Lot
  • WOODEN BOAT KIDS
    Location: Museum Front Patio & Breezeway
  • SAILING RADIO-CONTROLLED MODEL BOATS
    Location: Museum Front Patio
  • CAROLINA MARITIME MODEL EXPO
    Be sure to vote for your favorite model boat
    Location: N.C. Maritime Museum Auditorium
  • KNOT TYING BY DON VAN HOY
    Location: Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center
  • IN-WATER BOAT SHOW
    Location: Beaufort Waterfront Docks
  • NAUTICAL BOOK SALE
    Location: Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center
  • WOOD TURNING BY OMAR RASHASH
    Location: Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center
  • MARINE ARTS GUILD SHOW
    Come vote for your favorite marine artwork
    Location: Boatshed Gallery
Beaufort Wooden Boat Show sailboat rides

SATURDAY, MAY 7  (cont’d)

10am – 5pm: BOATING SKILLS VIRTUAL TRAINER
Hosted by Fort Macon Sail & Power Squadrons
Location: N. C. Maritime Museum Library

11am: SPRITSAIL RACE
Location: Taylor Creek

2pm: BEAUFORT OARS GIG RACE
Location: Taylor Creek

3pm: TRADITIONAL SAILBOAT RACES
Location: Taylor Creek

1pm – 3pm: GO SAILING IN A TRADITIONAL WOODEN BOAT
Cost: Free, $5 per person donation suggested
Location: Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

5pm – 6:30pm: WOODEN BOAT SHOW AWARDS RECEPTION
Cost: Tickets $10 per person. For tickets, call 252-504-7758
Location: Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

Wooden Boat Show in Beaufort, NC

SUNDAY, MAY 8

12pm – 4pm: 3RD ANNUAL BEAUFORT CARDBOARD BOATBUILDING CHALLENGE
Location: West Parking Lot (under the competition tent) on Front Street

12pm – 5:00pm: “BLACKBEARD’S QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE, 1718” EXHIBIT
Cost: Free admission
Location: North Carolina Maritime Museum

12pm – 5:00pm: BOATING SKILLS VIRTUAL TRAINER
Hosted by Fort Macon Sail & Power Squadrons
Location: N.C. Maritime Museum Library

Beaufort Wooden Boat Show Admission:

Admission to the Beaufort Wooden Boat Show is FREE. Costs may be associated with individual events and activities taking place throughout the boat show. Visit the boat show website for more information.

 

Contact Information:

Website:  beaufortwoodenboatshow.com
Phone: (252) 728-7317

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