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.

Join Us for a Lower Columbia River Fun Festival!