Antique and Classic Boat Show (July 25-27, 2008)
The 30th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show will feature the display of 40 preserved or restored boats in the water and another 40 on land (in Clift Park). As in past years, the event is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors.
On Friday afternoon, the local Sea Scouts will announce the arrival of each exhibiting boat with a bosun’s pipe. Additional highlights of the show include the parade of boats (Saturday at 3 p.m.), historical village tours, children’s activities, and displays by the Syracuse Model Boat Club.
Live music will be provided by the Skaneateles Community Band (Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.), Bone and Doolittle (Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.) and the Soda Ash Six (Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.). From 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, the Sherwood Inn will host its annual Rhythm, Blues and Barbecue fest, featuring the Joe Whiting Band.
The Antique and Classic Boat Show is sponsored by M&T Bank, and is organized by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society in partnership with the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce and Merchants’ Association. This year’s contributing sponsors are the Sherwood Inn, Time Warner Cable, CherryPharm and the Syracuse Sports Corp. For more information, go to http://www.skaneateles.com.