The 33rd Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show will be held October 21-22, 2023.
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, boatbuilding, a corrugated boat race, children’s model boatbuilding, a youth sailing regatta, knot tying, maritime arts and crafts, and food.
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.
Venue: Historic Downtown Georgetown
Address: Front Street, Georgetown, SC
Saturday, October 21, 2023
11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Admission is free to the public
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Ripley’s Festival of Trees opens November 10 and concludes December 31
Ripley’s Festival of Trees exhibit proudly celebrates the heritage and diversity of these Great United States. Themed trees are adorned in decorations and ornaments representing each of our 55 great states and territories. Marvel at our own South Carolina tree, over 18-feet-tall and features seashells, magnolias, golf balls, and Coastal, Clemson, and USC representation!
A special ticket is NOT needed to see the Festival of Trees at Ripley’s Aquarium Myrtle Beach, it is included with your General Admission ticket purchase.
Wooden Boat Exhibit | Awards Ceremony 4 p.m.
Over 100 classic wooden boats ranging in size from kayaks to yachts will be displayed in the water 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: Boatbuilding 12 noon- 4 p.m. | Rowing Race 5 p.m.
Teams of two will compete 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 speed. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.
Knot Tying with Dan “the Knot Man” and the Spirit Knot Tyers
Dan “the Knot Man” will demonstrate knot tying 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.
Kid’s Model Boatbuilding
Children can try their hand at building a boat model and then test sail it in a pond on Front Street.
Food & Entertainment
Sponsor Hospitality Tent 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
One of the perks of being a Wooden Boat Show sponsor is the hospitality tent with food, refreshments and big screen TV’s.
Beer Garden & Food Court
Georgetown Restaurants & Shopping
Enjoy cuisine from local restaurants. Explore some of Georgetown’s shopping destinations.