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2016 Olympia Wooden Boat Fair

  • Saturday, May 07, 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, May 08, 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Percival Landing Park

The Olympia Wooden Boat Association is proud to announce the 37th Annual Olympia Wooden Boat Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7 and 8, 2016.

The fair, a traditional community and family event, is held at Percival Landing Park in downtown Olympia on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On display will be all types of wooden boats including power, sail, row boats, dinghies, kayaks, and canoes.

NEW! An exciting addition to this year’s lineup of vessels will include the Navy’s Old Man IV command cutter! Built in 1957, the Old Man IV was designed as a personal transportation ship for admirals, and is the last in a series of command cutters that remain operational. The ship is 52 feet long, and its double-planked hull is made of Alaskan yellow cedar with natural teak decks. The cabin is constructed of mahogany and fir.

There will be many local artisans featuring their handmade artwork, pottery, wooden décor, jewelry, clothing, homemade food products, and many more nautical-related items. When the family gets hungry, walk through the International Food Alley booths offering traditional burgers, seafood, international choices, along with tempting desserts.

There will be a children’s boat building booth on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., or while supplies last. The fair is also known for showcasing local musical entertainment starting at noon on Saturday. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 7

Noon   The Aspirations (Aspire School Jazz Band)

2:00     Blue Pickup (local Blue Grass band)

3:30     Baby & the Nobodies (local rock band)

5:00     Tumwater High School Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, May 8

Noon   Olympia Highlanders Bagpipe Marching Band

1:00     Slieveloughane Irish Dancers

2:15     Tumwater Hill Elementary School Marimba Band

3:30     The Burren Boys (Celtic Music)

The fair officially closes on Sunday at 5:00 pm. For more information, directions, or boat and vendor applications, visit our web site at www.olywoodenboat.org or send us an email at association@olywoodenboat.org. Always held on Mothers Day weekend, bring Mom and the family to our FREE, fun-filled Boat Fair!

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