Annual Wooden Boat Show Schedule – Download the Map

Thursday, May 2, 2019 Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, 1718”

Free admission

North Carolina Maritime Museum

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Go Sailing in a Traditional Wooden Boat

Free, $5 per person donation suggested

Depart from Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

7 p.m.

Bob Zentz

Sea chanteys and maritime-themed music

Auditorium, North Carolina Maritime Museum

Friday, May 3, 2019 Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, 1718” Exhibit

Free admission

North Carolina Maritime Museum

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Boating Skills Virtual Trainer

Hosted by Fort Macon Sail & Power Squadrons

N.C. Maritime Museum Library

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Go Sailing in a Traditional Wooden Boat

Free, $5 per person donation suggested

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

45th Annual Wooden Boat Show Opening Party

Tickets $10 per person. For tickets, call 252-504-7758

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

New Boat Launchings

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Registration of Boats

Be sure to vote for your favorite boat

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, 1718” Exhibit

Free admission

North Carolina Maritime Museum

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit of Wooden Boats

Front Street and Parking Lot

Wooden Boat Kids

Museum Front Patio & Breezeway

Sailing Radio-Controlled Model Boats

Museum Front Patio

Carolina Maritime Model Expo

Be sure to vote for your favorite model boat

N.C. Maritime Museum Auditorium

Knot tying by Don Van Hoy

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

In-Water Boat Show

Check out Sinbad’s pirate ship the Meka II, a traditional Core Sounder fishing boat and others. Some may offer on-board tours.

Beaufort Waterfront Docks

Cricket II

The boat that inspired the movie Jaws

Beaufort Waterfront Docks

Barbour Boat Owners Association

Outside the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

Nautical Book Sale

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

Wood turning by Omar Rashash

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

Marine Arts Guild Show

Come vote for your favorite marine artwork

Boatshed Gallery

Plein air painters

In various locations throughout the show

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Pirate encampment 

N.C. Maritime Museum back patio

Bob Zentz

Sea chanteys and maritime-themed music

Auditorium, North Carolina Maritime Museum

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Boating Skills Virtual Trainer

Hosted by Fort Macon Sail & Power Squadrons

N. C. Maritime Museum Library

11:00 a.m.

Spritsail Race

Taylor Creek

2:00 p.m.

Beaufort Oars Gig Race

Taylor Creek

3:00 p.m.

Traditional Sailboat Races

Taylor Creek

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Go Sailing in a Traditional Wooden Boat

Free, $5 per person donation suggested

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Wooden Boat Show Awards Reception

Tickets $10 per person. For tickets, call 252-504-7758

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Schedule

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

3rd Annual Beaufort Cardboard Boatbuilding Challenge

West Parking Lot (under the competition tent) on Front Street

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge, 1718” Exhibit

Free admission

North Carolina Maritime Museum

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Boating Skills Virtual Trainer

Hosted by Fort Macon Sail & Power Squadrons

N.C. Maritime Museum Library

Saturday, May 4

9 a.m. Judges Meeting

10 a.m. Team Meeting

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Boatbuilding Challenge is underway

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Completed boats are judged for quality

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Rowing Relay Race in Taylor’s Creek

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Awards banquet and presentation

Sunday, May 5

Noon – 3 p.m. Cardboard boatbuilding challenge underway

3 p.m. Cardboard boats are judged for originality,
adherence to Cinco de Mayo theme

4 p.m. Awards presentation