2017 Boat Festival Schedule of Events

SUNNYLAND ANTIQUE BOAT FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MARCH 24, 25, 26th, 2017

LAKE DORA, WOOTON PARK, TAVARES FLORIDA

General Admission

  • $10.00 for all three days
  • Free Parking at the City Garage

Friday March 24—9am to 5pm

  • All exhibits open
  • Food Court
  • Nautical Flea Market
  • Field of Dreams (Antique Boats for Sale)
  • Sunnyland Ship’s Store—clothing, boat show items for sale
  • Sea Plane Rides available for a fee

(Boater Attendees have a picnic lunch off site and many boats may be away from the docks during this time period – approx. 11 am – 3 pm)

Saturday March 25---8:30am to 5pm

  • 9am Opening Ceremony
  • All Exhibits open
  • Food Court
  • Beer Garden
  • Free Educational Symposium hosted by ACBS (Tavares City Hall Auditorium 9AM-5PM)  - for schedule of topics, please click HERE
  • Ladies Fashion Show & Lunch in Mount Dora - Bus Leaves at 12:15 - You must register for this event!
  • Nautical Flea Market
  • Field of Dreams (Antique boats for sale)
  • Sea Plane Rides
  • Blue Grass Music

Sunday March 26---8:30am to 12pm (weather permitting)

  • Free Parking in City Garage
  • Awards Ceremony 9AM
  • Church Services at 10AM
  • Free admission after 1pm
  • Shows starts to wind down at 1pm
  • All exhibits open
  • Beer Garden
  • Food Court
  • Nautical flea Market
  • Field of Dreams (Antique Boats for sale)

GENERAL INFORMATION:

THE SUNNYLAND ANTIQUE BOAT FESTIVAL IS IN IT 30TH YEAR AND IS THE LARGEST CLASSIC WOOD BOAT SHOW IN THE US. OUR FOOTPRINT IS OVER A THIRD OF A MILE LONG AND WE USUALLY HAVE 250 TO 300 BOATS ON DISPLAY. OUR GATE ATTRACTS 8 TO 10 THOUSAND PEOPLE AND THERE IS LITERALLY SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT OUR EVENT. OUR NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET HAS MORE THAN 80 VENDORS WITH MANY HARD TO FIND MARINE PARTS FOR SALE. WE WILL HAVE SEVERAL STUNNING OUT BOARD MOTORS ON DISPLAY AS WELL AS NUMEROUS RACE BOATS. OUR ANNUAL EVENT IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH SPRING BREAK AS IS THE KICK-OFF SHOW FOR THE BOATING SEASON. PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE US ATTEND OUR SHOW AND WE HAVE REPRESENTATION FROM OVER 26 DIFFERENT STATES. WE HAVE SEVERAL CORPORATE SPONSORS THAT MAKE OUR SHOW A SUCCESS AND THEY OFFER MANY MARINE PRODUCTS TO INCLUDE NEW AND RESTORED VINTAGE BOATS.

THE SUNNYLAND CHAPTER IS THE LARGEST CHAPTER IN THE ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY (ACBS) AND REPRESENTS THE ENTIRE STATE OF FLORIDA. WE HAVE OVER 500 MEMBERS AND THE ENTIRE SHOW IS RUN WITH VOLUNTEER HELP.

THIS IS OUR 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW AND EACH YEAR OUR SHOW GETS BIGGER AND BETTER. WE STARTED IN SANFORD, MOVED TO MOUNT DORA AND FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS THE SHOW HAS BEEN IN TAVARES. THIS IS A HISTORICAL EVENT FOR THE SUNNYLAND CHAPTER, PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US FOR FUN IN THE SUN.