MARCH 22, 23, 24th, 2019


General Admission

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

Friday March 22 – 8am to 5:30pm

  • All Exhibits Open
  • Picnic for boaters – Registered participants only – Ticket Required
  • Food Court and Beer Garden
  • Nautical Flea Market
  • Field of Dreams (Antique Boats for Sale)
  • Sunnyland Ship’s Store—clothing, boat show items for sale
  • Live Beach Band Music
  • Sea Plane Rides available for a fee
  • Captains Party for registered participants – 6pm to 8pm – Not Open To The Public

Saturday March 23 – 8:30am to 5pm

  • 9am Opening Ceremony
  • All Exhibits Open
  •  FESTIVAL OF SPEED  – over 60 antique and classic cars to complement our beautiful boats on display
  • Free Educational Symposium hosted by ACBS (Tavares City Hall Auditorium 9:30am – 4:30pm)  For a list of the Symposium Topics  (Coming Soon)
  • Ladies Style Show and Lunch at the Tavares Civic Center located at 100 East Caroline Street. The show starts at 11:30am and Tickets Are Required . Purchase your tickets for $30 with your show registration – You must register for this event!
  • Food Court and Beer Garden
  • Woody Cars
  • Amphicars
  • Nautical Flea Market
  • Field of Dreams (Antique boats for sale)
  • Sea Plane Rides available for a fee
  • Dinner Banquet for participants only – Ticket and Reservations Required

Sunday March 25 – 8:30am to 12pm (weather permitting)

  • Free Parking in City Garage
  • Awards Ceremony 10am
  • Church Services at 11am
  • Free Admission after 1pm
  • Show Starts to Wind Down at 1pm
  • All Exhibits Open
  • Food Court and Beer Garden
  • Nautical Flea Market
  • Field of Dreams (Antique Boats for sale)


The Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival is in its 38th year and is the largest Antique and Classic Wood Boat Show in the U.S. 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 outboard 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 U.S. 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 for 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 38th anniversary show and each year our show gets bigger and better. We started in Sanford, moved to Mount Dora and for the past 12 years the show has been in Tavares. This is a historical event for the Sunnyland Chapter, please plan to join us for the fun in the sun.