It’s the 31st Annual GWBS!  Please join us on October 17 and 18, 2020   

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – always held on the third weekend in October – features one of the Southeast’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 100 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music. Check our SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

A special attraction is Saturday’s  “Wooden Boat Challenge” boat building competition (noon-4 pm) 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 (5 pm) on the Sampit River. Sunday is a fun-filled family oriented day that includes a Corrugated Boat Regatta (boat building 10 am-2 pm, regatta 2:30 pm) and a Youth Sailing Regatta (11 am)

The Wooden Boat Show takes place on the waterfront and along Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown. The Show is produced by the Harbor Historical Association, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All proceeds benefit the South Carolina Maritime Museum.  Be sure to book your stay at

Exhibit Your Boat  |  Wooden Boat Building Competition |  Corrugated Boat Regatta | 




2019 WINNERS!   Exhibit Winners  |  Boat Building Challenge Winners  |   Corrugated Boat Regatta Winners