Georgetown Wooden Boat Show Announced


One of the Hammock Coast’s signature fall events, the 26th annual Wooden Boat Show, will go on as planned as the area emerges from the aftermath of the storm that deluged South Carolina last weekend.

One of the Top 20 events in the Southeast, the Wooden Boat Show is set for  Oct. 17-18 on the waterfront and along Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown.

The show will feature one of America’s best wooden boat exhibits with 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, food and music.

A special attraction will be Saturday’s Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a 4-hour time limit and then test their boats for seaworthiness in a rowing relay on the Sampit River

“There is going to be no impact from the storm,” said Melissa Small, manager of the South Carolina Maritime Museum, who works closely with the event. “People can expect to have a wonderful time and everything is on schedule, just as it has been for the past 25 years.“

Admission to the Wooden Boat Show is free.

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