30th Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival - Expired Event
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum 213 N. Talbot St. Saint Michaels, MD 21663
October 04, 2013 - October 06, 2013 - CONFIRMED!
From 30th Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival Website:
30th Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival
Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6, 2013
Friday check-in for participants, cookout begins at 5:30 pm
Sat. & Sun., 10 am-5 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission
Museum visitors can marvel at the craftsmanship and innovation used in traditional and contemporary small watercraft while enjoying the CBMMs waterfront campus and hands-on exhibits, including a new tugboat exhibit and the historic restoration of the skipjack Rosie Parks.
Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats will be on display and in the water throughout this family-oriented event. Boat owners hailing from all over the country will also be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with visitors.
Live music, scenic river cruises, food, and beverages will be available to round out the weekend festival.
On Saturday, museum boat yard staff and Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School instructors will be on hand to offer boat-building workshops and maritime demonstrations. Beginning at 1pm, a lively race of small craft out on the Miles River can be watched from the museums waterfront and docks. Festival-goers can also vote for their favorite boat, with the Peoples Choice award and others announced Saturday evening among participants.
On Sunday, festival-goers are also invited to bring nautical items to swap or sell at a traditional swap meet.
The Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival is free for museum members and children under six otherwise admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 6 to 17, with all museum exhibits open throughout the two-day festival.