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    The 4th Annual Southport Wooden Boat Show

    As with last year’s show, boats will be displayed in and around the historic Old Yacht Basin in Southport, North Carolina. Visitors will be able to meet and talk with wooden boat makers and owners, and to vote for their favorite boat entrant for the People’s Choice Award.

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    Fun for the Kids too!

    The very popular Nauti-kids events will return to this year’s show, where the little sailors will be able to build (with or without help) their own boats and test their sea-worthiness.

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    More Boats!

    More boats, both in and out of the water, and more nautical/ maritime Arts and Crafts vendors are expected at this year’s show, which has been growing every year. Nautical & maritime demonstrations are planned along the waterfront, and the model boat exhibit will return to the NC Maritime Museum at Southport.

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    Music!

    The regionally known group from Wilmington, Out on the Ocean, will be right in the middle of the activities in and around the Old Yacht Basin on Saturday, September 29th. The group will keep you entertained with Celtic, Old Time, French Canadian, & Bluegrass music in sessions in the morning and afternoon.

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    Seafood Chowder Cook-off!

    One of the most exciting events of this year’s SWBS will be the Southport Wooden Boat Show Seafood Chowder Cook-off, headed up by Southport’s own Chef Patrick Kelly and sponsored by Brunswick Catch and Captain Pete’s Restaurant. Up to twelve teams will compete for cash prizes and the title of “SWBS Chowder Champion for 2014”.

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    Memorabilia

    The 2014 SWBS poster will be available for sale at the NC Maritime Museum in Southport and Ricky Evans’ Gallery prior to the boat show. They will be available the day of the boat show at the Old Yacht Basin (at the Ship’s Store) as well as the other 2 places. Cost: $12.50 per poster

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The 2014 Southport Wooden Boat Show

The 4th Annual Southport Wooden Boat Show, sponsored by the SWBS Committee, in conjunction with Downtown Southport, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10am until 4pm.

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SWBS Memorabilia

The 2014 SWBS poster will be available for sale at the NC Maritime Museum in Southport and Ricky Evans’ Gallery prior to the boat show. They will be available the day of the boat show at the Old Yacht Basin (at the Ship’s Store) as well as the other 2 places.

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Music

The regionally known group from Wilmington, Out on the Ocean, will be right in the middle of the activities in and around the Old Yacht Basin on Saturday, September 29th. The group will keep you entertained with Celtic, Old Time, French Canadian, & Bluegrass music in sessions in the morning and afternoon

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Seafood Chowder Cook-off

One of the most exciting events of this year’s SWBS will be the Southport Wooden Boat Show Seafood Chowder Cook-off, headed up by Southport’s own Chef Patrick Kelly and sponsored by Brunswick Catch and Captain Pete’s Restaurant. Up to twelve teams will compete for cash prizes and the title of “SWBS Chowder Champion for 2014”.

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    The 4th Annual Southport Wooden Boat Show

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What Boaters Say

"My Family and I had the greatest time at the 2013 Southport Wooden Boat Show. Wooden boats, Crafts, Music, Chowder Cook-off, and More!"

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