Southeast Tourism Society Selects Georgetown Wooden Boat Show as Top 20 Event

Southeast Tourism Society Selects the 27th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show as a ‘STS Top 20 Event’
Travel industry organization has saluted region’s best events since 1985

ATLANTA, Ga. (June 9, 2016) – The Southeast Tourism Society has named the 27th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show a STS Top 20 Event in the Southeast for October 2016.

This year’s Georgetown Wooden Boat Show will be held on October 15 and 16, 2016. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: and Travel Media Press Room.

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show features one of the Southeast’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 new event for this year will be a Cardboard Boat Regatta. 

“The Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festival and Event list is an excellent guide for the Southeast’s visitors and residents. Events selected represent the best, and often most unique, activities in our region,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. Nomination forms and deadlines are available at or by calling 770-542-1523.

STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism to and within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Contact: Georgetown Wooden Boat Show
Name: Sally Swineford
Phone: 843-340-3879