Going strong for 19 years, the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show draws festival-goers from all over the country and Canada.
It showcases sparkling clean water – gleaming classic mahogany boats – beautifully restored antique wooden boats – live music filling the air, a feeling of yesteryear. The Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show runs July 26, 27, and 28, 2013.
There’s free music, a boat parade, activities for kids, shopping, a raffle and much more. The Syracuse Model Boat Club will have several boats on display, and the Skaneateles Historical Society will have tours of the village.
Skaneateles Lake is the eastern most of the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York and provides an elegant backdrop for this annual antique wooden boat show.
New festival activities this year include boat tours to see some of the antique and classic boats that aren’t docked. Although, if you don’t have your sea legs yet, there’s plenty to view right along the pier.
Boat owners begin arriving in Skaneateles on Friday morning. Many boats are mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris Craft, Hacker, and Garwood during the early 20th century. Other eye-catching boats in the show will include launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft, and race boats – many restored to their original condition. Antique inboard and outboard engines are also frequently displayed by collectors.
Check out a slideshow of last year’s show:
When: July 26-28, 2013
Where: Skaneateles, NY