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The annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival is Father's Day weekend at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md.

Antique & Classic Boat Festival, the Arts at Navy Point

31st  Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival & the Arts at Navy Point

Father’s Day Weekend, June 15, 16, 17, 2018
Fri. 11am – 5pm; Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 10am-2 pm

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during the Antique & Classic Boat Festival and all CBMM festivals. Leashed dogs are only permitted during non-festival days. 

Please Note: The Museum Store now has an ATM

Individual Admission, Friday & Saturday – Good for Two Days!
• $5 per person for CBMM Member Adults ages 18+ (CBMM Members at the Family & Friends level and above receive the $5 discounted admission for up to two adult guests.)
• $18.00 Adults
• $15.00 Seniors 65+ & students with ID
• $6.00 Kids 6-17
• Children ages 5 and under are free and CBMM Members ages 17 and under are free

BUY FRIDAY TICKETS HERE

 

BUY SATURDAY TICKETS HERE

 

Sunday Admission Rates
*(general admission rates apply due to limited festival hours of 10am-2pm)
$15 – Adults (ages 18-61)
$12 – Seniors (65+)
$12 – Students (age 17+ with college ID)
$12 – Retired Military (with ID)
$6 – Children (ages 6-17)
FREE* – Active Military
FREE – Children (ages five and under)
FREE – CBMM Members

 

BUY SUNDAY TICKETS HERE

 

DOCKING AT CBMM at Antique and Classic Boat Festival: Please register directly with the Antique and Classic Boat Society Chesapeake Chapter to ensure your slip reservation. For more information, contact Hank Reiser at 410-533-8752 or via email at cruisers202@msn.com.  Hank is the dock master for The Antique and Classic Boat Society Chesapeake Chapter.  The registration form is online at http://www.chesapeakebayacbs.org/information.

Visit www.chesapeakebayacbs.org for more information about the Chesapeake Chapter of the ACBS.

See photos from previous years:

Festival: Antique & Classic Boat Festival & The Arts at Navy Point

 

CBMM_ACBF18_1Wooden and fiberglass classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum June 15-17 for the 31st annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Md. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day weekend event brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s docks and campus, drawing some of the area’s finest classic boats, nautical and maritime treasures, entertainment, food, and libations to this waterfront festival.

This year’s festival highlights the history of ski boats and water skiing, with more inside CBMM’s At Play on the Bay exhibition building.

CBMM_ACBF18_ArtsNavyPoint“With a juried competition among entrants for best restored and preserved boats, this festival attracts the best of the best when it comes to classic and antique boats,” commented ACBS-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Festival Chairman Bob Hamilton. “Add CBMM’s beautiful waterfront, plus family activities, boat rides, great food and a rum bar, and this makes a nice day for everyone to enjoy.”

The show attracts the finest runabouts to yachts, including race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities. Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, Donzi, and Lyman are among some of the boats represented.

CBMM_ACBF18_2Along with the mid-Atlantic’s largest gathering of antique and classic boats, the festival’s signature Arts at Navy Point pavilion brings more than 70 juried fine artists, craftspeople, and vendors offering nautical and maritime-themed items for boat and home.

Workshops and seminars, building demonstrations, family activities, and a nautical flea market will be available throughout the weekend, along with a selection of regional and grilled foods, music, and a waterside bar and deck for libations and other drinks. Times and information on all seminars will be announced at a later date and will be in the Festival program given out at the event.

Along the Fogg’s Landing side of CBMM’s campus, the festival’s Field of Dreams features an array of restorable classic boats and motors, along with other items in a nautical flea market sale.

While at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in CBMM’s shipyard through her re-launch at CBMM’s OysterFest on October 27, 2018. Special exhibitions include Exploring the Chesapeake: Mapping the Bay, and Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-Ops.

CBMM_ACBF18_6Festival hours are Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Father’s Day, Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The festival includes two-day admission to all of CBMM’s special and permanent exhibitions, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, where guests can climb to the top for views of the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor. The event is $5 for CBMM adult members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17.

Scenic river cruises aboard CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be offered throughout the festival, with boat rides and food an additional cost. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited at CBMM festivals. Festival parking for all three days and a Saturday shuttle service are free, with CBMM a short walk to specialty shops, restaurants, inns, bed & breakfasts, and other attractions in St. Michaels’ historic district. For information about the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Chesapeake Bay Chapter, visit chesapeakebayacbs.org.

REMINDER: During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs are not permitted on CBMM grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs are permitted on CBMM grounds during non-festival days. 

Experience a thrilling ride on this 1920’s era style Gentleman’s cruiser in this video, and plan to join us for more great classics.