Full Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014  -  6:30 PM

Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta

This event, held at the SC Maritime Museum, will feature unique live and silent auction items, as well as first-class wardroom cuisine and imbibements. Tickets are $85 per person. You’ll not want to miss this opportunity to meet with and trade sea stories with fellow seafarers. Proceeds will benefit the Museum. Call 843-520-0111 for tickets.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014    11 AM – 6PM

25th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – Free Admission

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show offers fun for the whole family. The 2014 show will feature one of the nation’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 130 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. All events will take place on the waterfront and along Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown.


Wooden Boat Exhibit | More Info

Over 140 classic wooden boats ranging in size from kayaks to yachts will be displayed in the water, along the boardwalk and on Front street. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen, manufacturers and owners. Maritime art, crafts, models and educational exhibits will also be on display.


Wooden Boat Challenge | More Info | Register Now

12 Noon – 4 PM /  Rowing Race 5 PM

A special attraction will be the 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.The teams will be judged on construction speed, quality of work and rowing ability. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.


Posters and T-shirts | More Info

Accomplished local artist (to be announced in August 2014) created the official 2014 Wooden Boat Show image. ________ original painting, “__________”, will be auctioned at the Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta to be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the SC Maritime Museum. Posters and T-shirts featuring the artwork will be sold at this year’s show and will be available at the SC Maritime Museum.


Kid’s Model Boatbuilding and Knot tying

Children can try their hand at building a boat model and then test sail it in a pond on Front Street. Dan “the Knot Man” Machowski will return again this year with knot tying demonstrations for children and adults. Visitors will have an opportunity to test their knot tying skills in the “Six Knot Challenge.” Dan is a member of the Spirit Knot Tyers and former president of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.


Gig Rows with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet

Take a turn at the oars with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet. Gig rows begin at 12 noon and will continue until 4pm from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park. Each row takes about 45 minutes. The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet was founded in 1995 in Charleston SC to get inner city middle school children involved in boatbuilding and boating


Two Stages of Music
The V-Tones of Charleston | More Info and video

The spirit of Vaudeville lives and breathes in this skillful jugband. Everyone of every age enjoys the toe-tapping music with that irresistable ‘Swing”. Whether you are dancing, listening or just passing by, you’ll find that the V-tones put a smile on your face as they make music fun again with their versions of early Jazz, Old Country and Ragtime tunes.

The Blue Plantation Band | More Info and video

Blue Plantation is an accomplished acoustic string band with a diverse variety of authentic musical styles including Bluegrass, Irish, Folk, Country, Swing, and Jazz.  The band is made up of four talented musicians with a wide background of musical experience and a high level of expertise. This hard-working band has been performing for 11 years in the Charleston, SC area. They have performed at the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show for several years now and they always get the crowd moving.


Awards Ceremony   7 PM

An awards banquet will be held for boat exhibitors, boatbuilding competitors, sponsors, and guests. Prizes will be presented to the winners in each of the exhibit categories, to the “People’s Choice Award” winning exhibitor, and to the winning boatbuilding competitors.


For More Info Contact:
Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

PO Box 2228
Georgetown, SC 29442
Email: boats@woodenboatshow.com