Wooden boats and Southport… the Cape Fear River Pilots guiding a freighter up the river, commercial fisherman returning to the Old Yacht Basin with their Brunswick Catch, the Old Smithfield Burying Grounds, hosting NC State’s official 4th of July celebration, the Gentleman Pirate Stede Bonnet careening the Revenge through the Cape Fear inlet, and all the local history on display in Southport’s NC Maritime Museum and Visitor’s Center. All are an integral part of Southport’s heritage and are celebrated each year at the Southport Wooden Boat Show.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Wooden boats on exhibit: Moore Street and Caswell Ave.
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – In-Water boats on exhibit: at the docks at Admirals Harbor until 3:30 p.m. for the Awards ceremony beginning at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Music Tent
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Wooden boat Building demonstration (Cape Fear Community College): Mark Bayne and students will build yet another “from scratch” wooden boat with work beginning Saturday morning and completing that day.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Ship’s Store: Official SWBS posters, hats, and T-shirts
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Vendors dispersed throughout the event venue
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Children’s Activities
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Taste of the Cape Fear (Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am)
10:15 am – 3:30 pm – Harbor Tours on the Cape Fear (Boats leave from Fishy Fishy)
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Wooden Boat Awards & Raffle Prizes (In front of CFCC Boat Building Tent)
2:30 pm Last call to cast your ballot for “Best of Show” People’s Choice Award