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31st Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show
October 17 - October 18
Please note due to Covid-19 there will be changes to this years event: The City of Georgetown is not issuing any permits for public events. With that said we are unable to hold our traditional Georgetown Wooden Boat Show (GWBS) on the third weekend in October.
To keep the GWBS tradition going, we are making plans to celebrate Georgetown’s maritime heritage during the whole month of October. Here are just some of the nautical events and activities to be held at the South Carolina Maritime Museum and at SC Maritime Park:
- A GWBS Sponsor Appreciation Reception / Auction will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 4pm-8pm
- A Virtual Wooden Boat Exhibit will celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of wooden boats
- The SC Maritime Museum will host the Smithsonian’s traveling Water/Ways exhibit, Sept. 28 – Nov. 8
Be sure to check our Facebook page and Schedule of Events for updated event information.
We hope you’ll join us in Keeping Our Maritime Heritage Alive!
The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – held on the third weekend in October – features one of the Southeast’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music. A special attraction is Saturday’s Wooden Boat Challenge 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 on the Sampit River. Sunday is a fun-filled family oriented day that includes a Cardboard Boat Regatta, and an Opti Pram Regatta.
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.