Please note: Public dates for this event are now Friday & Saturday. Participant dates are still Friday – Sunday. Please check back for details. Admission is good for both Saturday and Sunday and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6 to 17, and FREE for CBMM and children 5 and under. All museum exhibitions will be open throughout the event.
Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
On Friday & Saturday, October 1-3, 2021, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXVII.
Hundreds of amateur and professional boatbuilders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their one-of-a-kind kayaks, canoes, and other traditional small craft.
Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats will be on display and in the water throughout this family-oriented event. Small craft owners hailing from all over the country will also be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with guests.
Scenic river cruises aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be available Friday & Saturday, along with food, and beverages on Saturday.
Museum shipyard staff and Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School instructors will be on hand Saturday to offer boatbuilding workshops and maritime demonstrations. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, a lively Miles River race of small craft can be watched from the museum’s waterfront and docks. Festival-goers can also vote for their favorite boat, with the People’s Choice award and others announced among participants on Saturday evening. Visit CBMM HERE for more info!
For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and all CBMM festivals. Leashed dogs are only permitted during non-festival days.
Date and Time
Friday Oct 1, 2021Sunday Oct 3, 2021
Friday, October 1 & Saturday, October 2, 2021
10am – 5pm
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum 213 N. Talbot Street St. Michaels, MD 21663