38th Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival

Location: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland
Dates: Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 3, 2021

Enjoy the show, or join an
overnight cruise in your own small boat!

The Main Event:
Saturday, October 2nd:

We'll be at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival in St. Michaels, MD. This is the best small wooden boat gathering on the East Coast. Enjoy a large and varied fleet of boats on display and in the water. We'll have some of our fleet of sailing craft on hand: the Jimmy Skiff II, Lighthouse Tender Peapod, Skerry, and Tenderly. Plus PocketShip, the new Oxford Shell II and many others, including the Teardrop Camper.

As it happens, CLC's John Harris is this year's guest speaker, Saturday evening at 7:30pm. He'll be discussing the history of amateur boatbuilding and boat kits, going back 120 years, together with droll observations drawn from more than 27 years at CLC.

Want to cruise overnight in your small boat?
You've got two great options this year:

"Voyage to the Vineyard" Starts Wednesday, September 29.

We'll meet on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) waterfront Wednesday at noon. Then we'll cruise in company 14 miles up Eastern Bay to Cascia Vineyards on Cox Creek. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a wine tasting starting around 7pm. You can camp ashore at the Vineyards, or sleep aboard on protected Cox Creek. On Thursday, sail back to St. Michaels, or join the traditional MASCF cruise to Wye Island ahead of the festival!

There is a $50 fee for the Voyage to the Vineyard. Register here!

"Thursday Night Gunkhole" Starts Thursday, September 30.

A pre-festival camp-cruise in small boats has been a fixture at MASCF for years. It starts on Thursday at noon at CBMM in St. Michaels. The colorful fleet of smallcraft sail about 9 miles to a campground/anchorage on Wye Island for an overnight, then returns to the CBMM waterfront on Friday, October 1st. Many of the CLC crew will be participating. It'll be a great hang!

Visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's site here.  Visitor info and directions can be found here.