About the Festival

The Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society is holding our 36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival & Coastal Arts Fair once again over Father’s Day weekend on the beautiful grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM). This show, to take place June 14-16, 2024, is the largest antique and classic boat show in the Mid-Atlantic. This year, the theme is “It’s All About Fishing!”.

In addition to the 100+ wood and fiberglass boats on display on land or in the water, we have a Field of Dreams, where you can find a “project” boat or a ready-to-go boat. Our Nautical Flea Market has a wide variety of unique items for sale. Our juried Coastal Arts Fair attracts some of the best-known artisans and craftspeople from Canada to Florida. We even have activities for children too!

In addition to our own maritime-influenced vendors and exhibitors, visitors to the show have access to all of the museum’s exhibits and displays.

CBMM is located in the quaint and historic town of St. Michaels, Md., on the Eastern Shore. Talbot Street, St. Michael’s main street, offers shopping, dining and night life. There are period homes, a motor car museum, vineyard, brewery and rum distillery — all within walking distance from the museum grounds.

Round up the family and join us for a great weekend on Maryland’s Eastern Shore!

Please take the time to view a short video of our 2021 Festival.