Call for Entries for DCMM Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

The Door County Maritime Museum Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is making its annual call for entries. The festival is scheduled for Aug. 3 & 4 and features a remarkable assortment of vessels with judge’s awards for power, sail and self-powered boats. Festival attendees will also vote for People’s Choice award winners on the Saturday of the show.

The Sikaflex Challenge boat building competition returns with construction on Saturday and the race on Sunday. The field is limited to 12 two-person teams. Again, participants are restricted in the amount of material and tools they can use during construction.

“Paint the Bay” also returns in 2013. Area artists are invited to participate in this popular plein air painting event beginning Saturday along the shores of Sturgeon Bay. Works must have a maritime theme and be completed and returned to the festival grounds by 1 pm. A silent auction follows in the museum with proceeds going to the artist and the museum. Entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Entry forms to pre-register are available at the museum or online.

The tradition of a boathouse sale dates back many years at the festival. It returned last year after being discontinued for a few years. Due to its success a year ago, the sale will again be held with people interested in donating gently used maritime-related materials or books (both fiction and non-fiction). Proceeds from the sale benefit the museum.

For more information and registration forms, call 920.743.5958 or visit