2016 Cathlamet Wooden Boat Festival
The Annual Cathlamet Wooden Boat Festival will be held at the Elochoman Marina Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, Labor Day Weekend.
In addition to the wooden boats of all sizes on display on both water and land, the event includes a full program of booths, events, presentations and activities. The Festival gets underway Friday evening with a Meet and Greet at the Tsuga Gallery on Main Street, 5-7 P.M. offering arts, conversation, and light snacks.
The following two days are filled with voting for your favorite craft by ballot, food, arts and crafts, a marine themed swap meet, kids boat building, rubber ducky racing, “shingle” model sailboat racing, fun dingy and rowboat races, a raffle, time on the water opportunity, music at the River Mile 38 Brewing Company as well as special brew offerings. It is possible that the Coast Guard will present a helicopter rescue demonstration and ground display.
Schedule of Events:
Wooden Boats Exhibition
Registration – Friday and Saturday
Reception Tsuga Gallery Friday 5-7 P.M.
Food and Craft Booths
Speakers Forum – Saturday 10-2
Kids Boat Building Saturday and Sunday 9-2
Swap Meet Sunday 9-2
Search and Rescue Boat Raffle
Blind Dingy Race Saturday and Sunday 1-2 P.M
Rubber Ducky Race Saturday and Sunday 2 P.M.
Kids Shingle Sailboat Race 2:30 P.M.
Rowboat Race – Saturday 3-4 P.M.
Rowing on the River – Sunday 10-2
Coast Guard Demonstration – Saturday – Tentative
Musical Entertainment and Special Brews at the River Mile 38 Brewing Co.
Raffle Drawing – Sunday at 2 P.M.
Balloting Results – Sunday 3 P.M.
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