Skaneateles Antique & Classic Boat Show


Skaneateles Launches 45th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show

July 28-30, 2023

Highlights of the weekend will include:

~Skaneateles Library will be at Clift Park on Sunday from 11-1 pm with kid's activities!
~A boat parade and fly-by, led by the Skaneateles Fire Department, starting at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.
Performances by the Skaneateles Community Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; the Diana Jacobs Band, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday; and the Soda Ash Six, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Sunday.
~A display of model antique boats by the Syracuse Model Boat Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
~A youth judging competition, sponsored by Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance to “spark kids’ passion for wooden boats,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
~Opportunities for children to paint toy wooden boats, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
~A knot-tying demonstration, 11 a.m. Saturday.
~A photo-shoot and spectator cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, 10 a.m. Sunday. The Judge will leave from the Mid-Lakes Navigation dock in Clift Park and make a slow tour of the north end of Skaneateles Lake, while exhibiting boats make random passes and provide opportunities for action shots. 
~Raffle drawings, 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
~Judging of the boats, in 35 categories, takes place Saturday morning. Throughout the weekend, visitors will cast their votes for the highly coveted People's Choice Award, sponsored by Doug’s Fish Fry, which will be presented at 1:45 p.m. Sunday

The show is handicapped-accessible.

For more information call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552. 

An antique wood boat in the lake


Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

M&T Bank