The 10th Anniversary of the Annual Southport Wooden Boat Show will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, in & around the historic Old Yacht Basin in Southport, from 10a.m. until 4:00p.m.
The In-Water event will end at 3:30 p.m. for the Awards Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. at the corner of Caswell & Moore Streets in front of the SWBS Sponsor Board. Our tradition continues with boats On-Land and In-Water, with visitors able to meet and talk with wooden boat makers and owners, and to vote for their favorite boat entrant in the People’s Choice Award. With nautical & maritime demonstrations planned along the waterfront, and more vendors expected at this year’s show, we’re anticipating an even bigger show than last year.
Children Activities will return to this year’s show under the tutelage of the NC Maritime Museum of Southport’s Nauti-Kids program. The little sailors will be able to build their own boats and test their sea-worthiness, learn rope making, learn to sail in a static display and learn from exhibits by the North Carolina Aquarium and The Ft Fisher Underwater Archeology Branch as part of the day’s activities.
Our 2019 Poster and T-shirt are of a local boat again this year, Dean Dosher’s Ramona, set against the Lockwood Folly River where he conducts tours. Both will be available at the show from the Ship’s Store tent.
Our 2019 Raffle Boat is on display at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport until event day.
Read about our expanded food event, A Taste of Cape Fear, featuring a Seafood Chowder, Shrimp & Grits, and new this year is a Low Country Boil made by the award winning Frying Pan Restaurant Chef.
The Southport Old Yacht Basin is located at 309 West Moore Street, Southport, NC.
For more information visit www.southportwoodenboatshow.com