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Antique & Classic Boat Festival, the Arts at Navy Point

30th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival & the Arts at Navy Point

Father’s Day Weekend, June 16, 17, 18, 2017
Fri. 11am – 5pm; Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 10am-2 pm

Individual Admission – 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 62+ & students with ID
• $6.00 Kids 6-17
• Children ages 5 and under are free and CBMM Members ages 17 and under are free

 

SUNDAY ADMISSION
*(general admission rates apply due to limited festival hours of 10am-2pm)

$15 – Adults (ages 18-61)
$12 – Seniors (62+)
$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

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

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

Wooden classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum June 16-18 for the 30th annual Antique & 1903 Lawley Yacht WitchcraftClassic 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, entertainment, food, and libations to the annual festival.

“With a 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 Chuck Warner. “The boats you’ll see are in pristine condition, with the festival offering the rare opportunity to see them all together.”

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.

The Arts at Navy PointAlong with the East Coast’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 Papa’s Pilar Rum bar for libations and other drinks. 

Children’s activities include boatbuilding craft projects, and the Hagerty Insurance Marine Youth Judging program, where youth learn about the award-winning qualities of preserved and restored classic boats. 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.

Festival hours are Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Father’s Day, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival includes two-day admission to all museum exhibits where authentic Chesapeake boats and traditions are highlighted. The event is $5 for CBMM members and children under six, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17. Guests of Family & Friends level members and above also receive the $5 discounted admission.

Scenic river cruises aboard the museum’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. For more information, call 410-745-2916.

REMINDER: During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs are not permitted on Museum grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs are permitted on Museum grounds during regular business hours.

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.