Chesapeake Bay-built boats and other classics to be featured at 34th Antique & Classic Boat Festival


ST. MICHAELS, MD – Families looking for something special to do with dad on Father’s Day weekend need look no further than the 34th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and The Arts at Navy Point, to take place June 17-19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Traditionally held on Father’s Day weekend at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM), the show is one of the largest classic boat shows in the Mid-Atlantic region. This year’s theme is “Built on the Chesapeake.”

Organizers with The Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS)-Chesapeake Bay Chapter plan to feature Chesapeake Bay-built boats (Trumpy, Owens, Ancarrow, Carlisle, etc.) as well as other marque classic boats, such as cruisers, runabouts and racers. Wood as well as pre-1997 fiberglass and metal boats will be displayed both in water and on land. There also will be a “Field of Dreams” for those who are looking to own one of these beauties.

Families can stroll the 18-acre CBMM campus to view these extraordinary boats and talk with their captains; visit The Arts at Navy Point, a nautical-themed juried arts and crafts tent; and purchase mouth-watering food items or beverages for adults and kids. Visitors can also learn about maritime history at the fabulous exhibits currently on view in the museum outbuildings.
General admission to the boat show is good for two days: Adults (18-64), $16; Seniors (65+), $13; Students (17+ with college ID), $13; Retired Military (with ID), $12; Children (6-17), $6; and Active Military, CBMM Members, or children 5 and under, free.

Owners of boats in all phases of restoration in the following classes are invited to participate in the show: Historic (up to 1918), antique (1919-1942), classic (1943-1975), late classic (1976-1997) and contemporary (any wooden boat). Register online before June 1 at

Juried artists and craftsmen wanting to reserve a 10x10 vendor space may register at by June 1. The cost is only $100 for the 3-day event. For more information, contact Debra Fass at or 973-632-4527.

Advertisers for the program journal, distributed to thousands of festival-goers, may reserve a space by emailing before May 15.

For additional information, email

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Md.

Chairperson Alicia Boardman, (443) 690-0567,

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