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Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival

10/4/2019 to 10/5/2019
Where: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 North Talbot Street
St. Michaels, Maryland  21663
United States

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Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXVI

  • On Friday, October 4& Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXVI.
  • 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.
  • Scenic river cruises aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, along with food, and beverages will also be available to round out the weekend festival.
  • 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 p.m. on Saturday, a lively Miles River race of small craft can be watched from the museum’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 also invited to bring nautical items to swap or sell at a traditional swap meet.

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