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Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival

Fri, Jun 16, 2017 - Sun, Jun 18, 2017
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Image of Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival
Image of Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival

Event Overview

Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chili and brats...there’s a bit of everything during our Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival. Try your hand at a workshop or course; be inspired by the stories of boat builders, sailors and travelers; plan your next adventure. Join us as we welcome the summer season in the best way possible: talking boats, celebrating community and hanging out on the shores of Lake Superior.

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2017 Boat Display Information

Owners, novice or professional boat-builders, artisans of boat building crafts and all welcome to bring their craft(s) over the weekend. While wooden boat projects are the focus, other interesting watercraft projects are encouraged as well.

Professional builders should note that the intent of the Boat Show is to celebrate the craft of wooden boats. While boat building “services” may be presented during the show, the sale of boats/paddles on campus is only allowed if done as a consignment sale during the Boats-To-Tools Auction.

Space is limited, so let us know you’re coming as early as possible. There are two ways to register:

  1. Fill out our display entry form online
  2. Print and send in the display entry form

2017 Boats to Tools Auction

You're invited to join in the fun by donating an item (or several!) to the Boats to Tools Auction. Funds raised go directly to support our educational efforts. How can you help?

North House is looking for donated items for the auction with a focus on:

  • Boats of all types / Boating Supplies / Boating Books                      
  • Woodworking Tools / Woodworking Supplies / Woodworking Books
  • Outdoor Gear / Camping Supplies / Outdoor Related Books
  • Traditional Craft
  • Gift Certificates

To participate, please fill out our auction submission form, or call us for more details at (218) 387-9762.

Festival Highlights

Harbor Side Wooden Boat Display
Boats-to-Tools Auction
Wooden Boat Speaker Series
Craft Demonstrators
Lake Superior Chowder ExperienceSteam Bent Brunch
Solstice Pageant
Members Annual Meeting