One of the most popular and well-attended events that take place every year in mid-October is the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. Always held the third weekend in October this year’s show is October 18 and 19. If you’re planning on attending from out of town and you’re looking for accommodations, take a look at the luxurious accommodations we have at DeBordieu Rentals. You won’t be disappointed!
Georgetown Wooden Boat Show
This year is the 25th anniversary of the boat show. The event takes place on the waterfront in historic downtown Georgetown and extends along Front Street. It features more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, plenty of good food and great music. Don’t miss the Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a 4 hour time limit followed by testing their vessels for seaworthiness in a Sampit River rowing relay.
Georgetown Wooden Boat Show Schedule
On Friday, October 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m. the Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta takes place at the SC Maritime Museum. It features unique live and silent auction items, as well as ?rst-class cuisine and imbibements. Tickets are $85 per person. Come meet with and trade sea stories with fellow seafarers. Proceeds will benefit the museum. Call 843-520-0111 for tickets.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014 11 am – 6 pm
25th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – Free Admission
Wooden Boat Exhibit
Boatbuilding Competition 12 Noon – 4 pm / Rowing Race 5 pm
Sponsor Hospitality Tent located beside the Maritime Museum. 11 am – 6 pm
The Ship’s Store: Poster signing and T-shirts, meet our 2014 Poster Artist
Kid’s Activities: Model Boatbuilding and Knot tying
Gig Rows with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet
Awards Ceremony 7 pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014 NOON – 4 pm
Wooden Boat Exhibit
Master Boatbuilders Challenge 11 am – 3 pm
Wooden Opti Pram Regatta 11 am until 4 pm
Bloodys & Bagels at the SC Maritime Museum Noon – 3 pm
Ensemble performance by the Winyah Indigo Chorale Society 1 pm – 2 pm
Knot tying with Dan the Knot Man
Gig rows with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet
Other Children’s/Family Activities – TBA
The Ship’s Store: Posters and T-shirts
Beer Garden in Francis Marion Park
The Wooden Boat Show is the SC Maritime Museum’s largest and most important fundraiser. In addition, the show attracts thousands of visitors to Historic Downtown Georgetown each year. The Wooden Boat Challenge was started in 1981 by John Hansen, current publisher of Boats and Harbors Magazine, and was held at the Newport, RI wooden boat show. We encourage residents and visitors to the area to come out and support this funfilled and entertaining event.