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213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663

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33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival

Saturday, October 3 & Sunday, October 4, 2015
Friday check-in for participants, cookout begins at 5:30 pm
Sat. & Sun., 10 am-5 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission

The 33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum bringing a collection of small craft to the museum’s Miles River waterfront, along with live music, scenic river cruises, food, beverages, and more.  

Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, prams and other one-of-a-kind boats will be in the water and on land throughout the weekend. Many will be accompanied by owners sharing their boating knowledge and experiences with festival-goers.

Beginning at noon on Saturday, the Royal Oak Musicians perform live from CBMM’s Tolchester Beach Bandstand. On Saturday, festival-goers can also watch a small craft race on the Miles River beginning at 1 p.m. Voting will be held to determine what boat receives the People’s Choice award, amongst others.

Scenic Miles River cruises aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be offered throughout the two-day festival. Boat-building workshops and maritime demonstrations by CBMM’s boat yard staff and instructors from the Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School will also be offered.

The Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival is free for museum members and children under six, otherwise admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, and $6 for children ages 6 to 17, with all museum exhibits included in admission. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916.


Participant information and registration forms:

MASCF 2014 t-shirt order form

2014 MASCF XXXII Registration Form

2014 MASCF XXXII Boat Registration Form

2014 MASCF XXXII Judging Criteria

2014 MASCF Cover Document

MASCF 14 Schedule of Events