Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival

Date: June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Time: All Day

Location: North House Folk School

Event Description

Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat, and tool auction, chowder 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 and 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.

This year’s Featured Speaker at 12:30 on Sunday, June 23 will be Douglas Brooks, returning by popular demand with fresh stories from his time in Japan studying with traditional boat builders. His talk, Ways of Learning: An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan will be at 12:30 on Sunday, and he will teach and demonstrate throughout the weekend.

Festival Highlights include:

– Harbor Side Wooden Boat Display
– Boats-to-Tools Auction
– Wooden Boat Speaker Series
– Craft Demonstrators
– Lake Superior Chowder Experience
– Steam Bent Brunch
– Solstice Pageant on Saturday at 8 pm
– Members Annual Meeting – Sunday at Noon

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