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Southport Wooden Boat Show
Old Southport Yacht Basin
E. West St.
Southport, NC 28461

(910) 713-9141

September 29, 2018 The Southport Wooden Boat Show is held annually the last Saturday in September and runs from 10 AM until 4 PM. You will find all kinds of wooden boats displayed in the water, on land and around the historic Old Yacht Basin. Professional judges will award prizes for best boats in a variety of categories and you can vote for your favorite boat for the People’s Choice Award. You can enjoy yummy prize winning chowder and shrimp & grits, educational discussions & displays of the maritime heritage of the area, arts and crafts and live entertainment throughout the day. Kids events will include Nauti-kids where they will be able to build their own model boats and sail them. They can also make fish prints, and take part in activities provided by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and the NC Maritime Museum, Southport. There will be demonstrations along the waterfront of shrimping and net mending, and Southport waterfront boat tours will be available. Visit the website above for more details and schedules.

If you are interested in helping out with this event, you are in luck. Volunteer positions are available in planning, site lay-out, field and street setup and breakdown, in-water support, food serving, information booths, labor and ship's store. Volunteers are needed all year around in education, logistics, communications, marketing and sales. To apply, you can email: volunteers@southportwoodenboatshow.com or fill out the registration form on the website. (www.southportwoodenboatshow.com).

 

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