The longest-running wooden boat show in the Southeast returns in 2022!

Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for all ages. This free event, held each year on the first Saturday in May, celebrates the art of North Carolina traditional wooden boatbuilding and the sport of boat racing.

Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats will be on display, along with nautical demonstrations, and activities for children.

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The 2022 show will feature a variety of small wooden boats, historic vessels, nautical crafts, educational activities, boat models, traditional skills demonstrations and displays. While the main events will be held on May 7, there are additional activities offered before and after the show. Here is this year’s lineup:

May 5–7 Boating Skills Virtual Trainer
May 7 46th Annual Wooden Boat Show
May 7 Wooden Boat Kids Activities
May 5–7 Go Sailing in a Wooden Boat
May 7 Carolina Maritime Model Boat Exposition
May 7 The Art of Nautical Knot Tying
May 7 Awards Reception
May 8 Traditional Skiffs in Taylors Creek