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.