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The Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXV

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXV
October 6 & 7, 2018

A reminder, during CBMM festivals and special events and for safety reasons, only certified service dogs are permitted on CBMM grounds. Leashed dogs are permitted on CBMM grounds during regular business hours/non-festival days.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting the 33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and the Maritime Model Expo as a combined event on Saturday, October 6 from 10am to 5pm and  and Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 10 – 2pm

MORE INFORMATION & TICKETS HERE

 

Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders, model boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, canoes and maritime models. The event is free for CBMM members or with general admission and features small craft both on and off the water, children’s’ activities, food and more.

 

Wooden classics, vintage race boats, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museumfor the 28th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels, MD. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS), this Father’s Day weekend event brings an era of by-gone days to the Miles River and CBMM’s waterfront campus.

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

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Father’s Day Weekend
Friday, June 15, 11am-5pm
Saturday, June 16, 10am-5pm
Sunday, June 17, 10am-2pm

Father’s Day Weekend, June 17, 18, 19, 2018
Fri. 11am – 5pm; Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 10am-2 pm

FRIDAY & SATURDAY ADMISSION

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

 

BUY TICKETS HERE

 

 

A reminder, during CBMM festivals and special events and for safety reasons, only certified service dogs are permitted on CBMM grounds. Leashed dogs are permitted on CBMM grounds during regular business hours/non-festival days.

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.

“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.

Along 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.

Festival 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 more information about the festival, visit bit.ly/oldboatscoolfun or call 410-745-2916. For information about CBMM, visit cbmm.org, and for information on the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Chesapeake Bay Chapter, visit chesapeakebayacbs.org.

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Old boats, cool fun June 15-17 in St. Michaels, Md.

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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.

“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.

Along 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.

Festival 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 more information about the festival, visit bit.ly/oldboatscoolfun or call 410-745-2916. For information about CBMM, visit cbmm.org, and for information on the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Chesapeake Bay Chapter, visit chesapeakebayacbs.org.

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The 31st annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point brings old boats and cool fun to the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in historic St. Michaels, Md. this Father’s Day weekend, June 15-17. Wooden and fiberglass classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats will be along the docks, plus boat rides, a rum bar, family activities, demonstrations, food, other libations, and more. This year’s festival highlights the history of ski boats and water skiing, with advanced tickets and more information at bit.ly/oldboatscoolfun.

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OysterFest stew competitors, bands & activities announced 

(ST MICHAELS, MD – October 19, 2017) CBMM_OysterFest2017_Stew1 CBMM_OysterFest2017_Stew2 CBMM_OysterFest17_BuildaBoat CBMM_OysterFest17_WideShot CBMM_OysterFest17_OysterJengaOn Saturday, October 28, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels, Md. will host two live stages of music and an oyster stew competition as part of OysterFest.  

Oyster stew competitors include Sunflowers and Greens of Easton, Md., Bistro St. MichaelsGourmet by the Bay of St. Michaels, Md., Billie’s Catering of Crisfield, Md., at t at the General Store of Royal Oak, Md.   

Festival goers are encouraged to sample oyster stews beginning at 11:00 a.m. and while supplies last. Participation is limited to the first 500 on a first-come, first-served basis, with a commemorative OysterFest mug and the tastings offered for $10 per participant. This stew competition takes place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing and is sponsored by Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits

The blind taste test awards bragging rights to the chef with the most votes, with the People’s Choice winner announced at the festival and later to the public. Bistro St. Michaels Executive Chef Matt Robbins has been awarded first place for the past two consecutive years.  

The band Blackwater will be bringing their eclectic blend of funk, rock, reggae, rhythm and bluegrass to the Tolchester Beach Bandstand for a live performance from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by the Eastern Shore’s Justin Ryan performing pop, rock, country, folk an alternative music from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Performing from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from the Steamboat deck will be The Freewheelers bringing their breezy, melodic vibes to Fogg’s Cove and the Miles River.  

Family activities include Chesapeake cornhole, giant oyster reef jenga, face painting, build-a-boat activities, and children’s storybook readings. Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile will give guests an opportunity to explore fish, terrapins, horseshoe crabs, blue crabs, oyster toadfish, oysters, eel, box turtles, and more. 

Lead OysterFest sponsors include Kelly Distributors, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, George’s Bloody Mary Mix, and Eastern Shore Tents & EventsChesapeake Landing is sponsoring the oyster shooter bar, and Lyon Distilling Company is sponsoring spiked cider, which will be served with other libations at Rosie’s Tavern. OysterFest is partially funded by the Maryland State Arts Council. 

At the Tolchester Beach Bandstand, festival-goers can watch or participate in an oyster slurping contest, with preliminary rounds taking place on the hour from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with the final contest at 1:45 p.m.   

This year’s OysterFest also features the 2016-2018 restoration of the log-hull sailing bugeye, Edna Lockwood, which is now underway and in full public view at CBMM’s boatyard. In 1889, at the age of 24, John B. Harrison of Tilghman Island, Md. built Edna E. Lockwood, the seventh of 18 bugeyes he was to build. As a workboat, Edna dredged for oysters through the winter and carried freight, such as lumber, grain or produce, after the dredging season ended. She was donated to CBMM by John R. Kimberly in 1973, and named a National Historic Landmark in 1994, representing the last historic log-bottom bugeye still under sail.  Project updates and more about the historic bugeye’s restoration can be found at ednalockwood.org 

Special exhibitions include Robert de Gast’s ChesapeakePotomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s River, and Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake 

Admission to OysterFest is $5 for CBMM adult members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17. CBMM members at the Family & Friends level and above also receive the $5 discounted admission for two adult guests. Food, drinks, and boat rides are an additional cost, with carry-on alcohol prohibited. For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, with leashed dogs permitted during non-festival dates. Proceeds from the event support CBMM’s education, restoration, and exhibition programs, with advanced tickets and more information at cbmm.org/oysterfest 

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At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s OysterFest on Saturday, October 28 in St. Michaels, Md., festival-goers can sample oyster stew by regional restaurants and chefs beginning at 11:00 a.m. and while the limited tastings last. The stew competition takes place along CBMM’s Fogg’s Cove side of campus, with bragging rights awarded to the chef who gets the most votes among participants in the blind taste tests. Advanced tickets and more information about the October 28 OysterFest are at cbmm.org/oysterfest 

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Family activities at CBMM’s October 28 OysterFest include Chesapeake cornhole, giant oyster reef jenga, face painting, build-a-boat activities, and children’s storybook readings. Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile will give guests an opportunity to explore fish, terrapins, horseshoe crabs, blue crabs, oyster toadfish, oysters, eel, box turtles, and more. Advanced tickets and more information are at cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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CBMM’s October 28 OysterFest in St. Michaels, Md. features two stages of live music. The band Blackwater will be performing from the Tolchester Beach Bandstand from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by the Eastern Shore’s Justin Ryan performing from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Performing from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from CBMM’s Steamboat deck on Fogg’s Cove will be The Freewheelers.

 

 

OysterFest in St. Michaels is Oct. 28

 (ST MICHAELS, MD – August 28, 2017) OysterFest, a celebration of the Chesapeake’s favorite bivalve, will return to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. The event features live music, an oyster stew competition, boat rides, retriever demonstrations, oysters and other local fare, and cooking demonstrations, along with children’s activities, oystering demonstrations, harvesting displays, and more.

In addition to CBMM’s floating fleet of historic vessels, several commercial watermen and their boats will be dockside to share the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster dredging and hand tonging traditions. Limited boat rides with Chesapeake watermen with oyster tonging demonstrations will also be offered.

Local watermen will serve freshly caught and shucked Chesapeake Bay wild oysters, served steamed or raw on the half shell. For those who celebrate oysters rather than eat them, regional food and beverages will also be offered.

Local restaurants will perform cooking demonstrations of signature oyster dishes throughout the day, with oyster slurping contests offered each hour from 1 to 3 pm. Beginning at 11 am along CBMM’s Fogg’s Cove, festival-goers can vote for their favorite oyster stew in a competition among local restaurants and chefs. Participation is limited to the first 500 on a first-come, first-served basis, with a commemorative OysterFest mug and the tastings offered for $10. The blind taste test awards bragging rights to the chef with the most votes, with the People’s Choice winner announced at the festival and later to the public.

Family activities are in abundance at the event, with river cruises aboard Winnie Estelle; Chesapeake-themed games, activities, and demonstrations; a scavenger hunt; face painting; and more. Children can build a take-home model boat for $3. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue club will also present retriever demonstrations on CBMM’s Navy Point.

Festival-goers can explore CBMM’s exhibitions, including Oystering on the Chesapeake and Waterman’s Wharf, where guests can try tonging or nippering for oysters. Displayed dockside will be several boats historically used in the oystering industry, including CBMM’s 1889 log-bottomed bugeye and registered National Historic Landmark Edna E. Lockwood, 1955 skipjack Rosie Parks, and 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle.

OysterFest is partially funded by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Admission to OysterFest is $5 for CBMM adult members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6 to 17. CBMM members at the Family & Friends level and above also receive the $5 discounted admission for two adult guests. Food, drinks, and boat rides are an additional cost, with carry-on alcohol prohibited. For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, with leashed dogs permitted during regular operating hours.

Proceeds from the event support CBMM’s education, restoration, and exhibition programs, with advanced tickets and more information at cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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OysterFest returns to the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 28, featuring wild and farm-raised oysters served raw or cooked in a variety of ways, as well as other foods, live music on two stages, family activities, demonstrations and more. For advanced tickets and more information, visit cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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Boat rides along the Miles River and aboard Winnie Estelle will be offered at OysterFest, taking place Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. The 1920 Chesapeake buyboat was used as a workboat on the lower Chesapeake for more than 50 years, carrying oysters and other seafood and produce to market across the Chesapeake Bay. More information and advanced tickets are at cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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Guests to CBMM’s October OysterFest in St. Michaels, Md., have the opportunity to see the historic, log-bottom restoration of 1889 bugeye and queen of CBMM’s fleet Edna E. Lockwood, seen here under sail on the Miles River. Edna Lockwood was once used on the Bay as an oystering boat and is now under restoration in full public view through 2018.

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Members of the Talbot Watermen Association will be serving oysters on the half shell and steamed oysters at the Oct. 28 OysterFest at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. The event features live music, oysters and other food, children’s activities, boat rides, oyster demonstrations, harvesting displays, retriever demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, and an oyster stew competition among regional chefs, with details and advanced tickets at cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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OysterFest returns to CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. on Saturday, Oct. 28, with raw oysters, steamed oysters, oyster fritters, and fried oyster sandwiches available. For those who prefer to celebrate oysters rather than eat them, regional food and beverages will also be offered. Advanced tickets and details for the event are at cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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CBMM’s Oct. 28 OysterFest will feature the Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief and Rescue club presenting retriever demonstrations on Navy Point. For safety reasons, festival-goer’s dogs need to be kept home during the festival, as leashed dogs are only permitted on CBMM’s campus during regular operating hours. For more information or advanced tickets, visit cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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OysterFest takes place across CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus with demonstrations, booths, and activities scattered among the historic buildings, like the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse pictured here. For more information or advanced tickets, visit cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIV comes to St. Michaels

CBMM_MASCF CBMM_MASCF2(ST MICHAELS, MD – July 28, 2017) On Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the 34th annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.

During the festival, CBMM guests can marvel at the craftsmanship and innovation used in traditional and contemporary small craft while enjoying the museum’s waterfront campus and indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Hundreds of amateur and professional boatbuilders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their one-of-a-kind kayaks, canoes, and other traditional small craft.

Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats will be on display and in the water throughout this family-oriented event. Small craft owners hailing from all over the country will also be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with guests.

The festival was previously combined with CBMM’s Maritime Model Expo, which will now take place during CBMM’s free Community Day in May.

Scenic river cruises aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, live music, along with food and beverages will be available to round out the weekend festival.

Participants arrive Friday night, while museum boatyard staff and Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School instructors will be on hand Saturday to offer boatbuilding workshops and maritime demonstrations. Beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, a lively Miles River race of small craft can be watched from CBMM’s waterfront and docks. Festival-goers can also vote for their favorite boat, with the People’s Choice award and others announced among participants on Saturday evening.

On Sunday, festival-goers are invited to bring nautical items to swap or sell at a traditional swap meet before heading home.

For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted on museum grounds during CBMM festivals, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs from boat and land are permitted on CBMM grounds on non-festival days.

The Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival is free for CBMM members and children 5 and under, otherwise admission is good for two consecutive days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 6 to 17, with all museum exhibitions open throughout the event. See photos at bit.ly/mascfphotos, and for participant registration and more information, visit cbmm.org/mascf  or call 410-745-2916.

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CBMM will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the 34th annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival. See photos at bit.ly/mascfphotos, and for participant registration and more information, visit cbmm.org/mascf or call 410-745-2916.

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Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats will be on display and in the water throughout the festival. Small craft owners hailing from all over the country will also be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with guests. See photos at bit.ly/mascfphotos, and for participant registration and more information, visit cbmm.org/mascf or call 410-745-2916.

 

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Antique & Classic Boat Festival seminars announced

CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars2 CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars1(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 9, 2017)  The 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival, taking place June 16-18 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering a series of maritime and restoration seminars beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16 and continuing through Saturday, June 17. Offered free with two-day festival admission, the seminars take place in CBMM’s waterfront Van Lennep Auditorium, with limited seating and no registration needed.

Friday’s seminars begin at 2:00 p.m. with CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher presenting “Chesapeake Log Canoes – Preserving Historic Boats, Preserving Traditions,” followed by Antique & Classic Boat Society Chesapeake Bay Chapter Past-President Jeff Beard with an “Aesthetic Guide to Collectible Cabin Cruisers, 1940-1970” beginning at 3:00 p.m.

CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars_LogCanoesSaturday’s seminars feature informative presentations on marine topics, headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s and maritime artist Marc Castelli’s “Chesapeake Log Canoes” presentation beginning at 1:00 p.m. In honor of the festival’s 30th anniversary, these celebrated sailing log canoes are featured for this year’s show, with a selection seen on land and in the water throughout the three-day event.

CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars_IslandBirdOther Saturday seminars include “Propeller Technology from Cup to Pitch,” beginning at 10:00 a.m. and led by VT Design Principal Gary Van Tassel. At 11:00 a.m., Moores Marine President Jim Moores will lead a conversation around “JFK’s Honey Fitz & Hemingway’s Pilar—Master Restorations by Moores Marine,” followed with ACBS Eric with a “Stitch in Time: Antique Boat Upholstery” beginning at 2:00 p.m.

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.

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.

One of 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.

Building demonstrations, family activities, and a nautical flea market take place throughout the weekend, with a selection of regional and grilled foods, music, and a waterside bar and deck for libations and other drinks available.

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 11:00 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 more information, visit bit.ly/boatfestival17 or call 410-745-2916.

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The 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. this Father’s Day weekend includes a series of maritime and restoration seminars that are free with festival admission, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16 and continuing through Saturday, June 17. Topics include an “Aesthetic Guide to Collectible Cabin Cruisers, 1940-1970” and “Propeller Technology from Cup to Pitch,” among others, with more information at bit.ly/boatfestival17.

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Chesapeake log canoes, like those shown here under sail on the Miles River, are featured for the 30th Annual Antique Classic Boat Festival, held this June 16-18 at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. Seminars on log canoes include CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher presenting “Chesapeake Log Canoes – Preserving Historic Boats, Preserving Traditions,” at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, and are headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s and maritime artist Marc Castelli’s “Chesapeake Log Canoes” presentation beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The seminars are free with festival admission, with more at bit.ly/boatfestival17.

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Chesapeake log canoes, like Island Bird shown here, will be featured for the 30th Annual Antique Classic Boat Festival, held this June 16-18 at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. Seminars on log canoes include CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher presenting “Chesapeake Log Canoes – Preserving Historic Boats, Preserving Traditions,” at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, and are headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s and maritime artist Marc Castelli’s “Chesapeake Log Canoes” presentation beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The seminars are free with festival admission, with more at bit.ly/boatfestival17.

OysterFest at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

OysterFest

Saturday, October 29, 2016
10 am- 4 pm
• $5 per person for CBMM Member Adults ages 18+ (and guests of Family & Friends members & above)
• $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 under age 18 are free
Food and boat rides are an additional cost. Please leave pets at home, as they are not permitted on Museum ground during festivals.

Visit http://cbmm.org/events/annual-festivals-and-special-events/oysterfest/ for the most up-to-date information or to purchase tickets.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host OysterFest, a celebration of the Chesapeake’s favorite bivalve. The event features live music on two stages, an oyster stew competition, boat rides, retriever demonstrations, oysters and other local fare, and cooking demonstrations, along with children’s activities, oystering demonstrations, harvesting displays, and more.

Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival

33rd Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival & 12th Maritime Model Expo

34th Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and the 12th Maritime Model Expo

Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2016
10am – 5pm

FREE for museum members and children five and under, otherwise admission is good for two consecutive days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 6 to 17, with all museum exhibitions open throughout the event.

Visit http://cbmm.org/events/annual-festivals-and-special-events/mid-atlantic-small-craft-festival-and-maritime-model-expo/ for up-to-date information.

On Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 2015, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and 11th Maritime Model Expo.

The Model Guild of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the North American Steamboat Modeler’s Association, and the Washington Ship Model Society are sponsors of the Maritime Model Expo. The event was traditionally held in May, and is now being combined with CBMM’s Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, which is annually held on the first weekend of October.

Hundreds of amateur and professional boatbuilders, model boatbuilders, and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their one-of-a-kind kayaks, canoes, and other traditional small craft, along with a variety of maritime models also on display and underway in a man-made pond.

Watermen's Appreciation Day at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Watermen’s Appreciation Day

Sunday, August 14, 2016
10am-5pm

FESTIVAL ENTRY PRICING

$18 Adult
$10 CBMM Member Adult & Licensed Watermen Adult*
$8 Children 6-17
$6 CBMM Member Child & Licensed Watermen Child*
FREE Children 5 & Under
*Must show license

Visit http://cbmm.org/events/annual-festivals-and-special-events/watermens-appreciation-day/ for the most up-to-date information or to purchase tickets.

This event features a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other fare, children and family activities, boat rides, and more.

JUST ANNOUNCED! (July 25, 2016): Josh Harris and Casey McManus from Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” will be at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for Watermen’s Appreciation Day, Sunday August 14, 2016