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2018 Toledo Wooden Boat Show Exhibitor & Vendor Registration is Open!

The Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show is held annually on the 3rd weekend of August. This is a free, family-friendly, weekend event to celebrate Toledo’s boat building heritage. Wooden boats from through the northwest are on display ranging from kayaks and canoes to workboats and pleasure craft. Featured events include Family Boat Building, Georgia Pacific’s Container Board Boat Contest, Kids Toy Boat Building, Poker Paddle and boat rides, kids activities, live music, food and vendor booths, as well as informational and historical exhibits. The event is located at the Port’s Marina and Waterfront Park at the end of Toledo’s historic Main Street.

We are pleased to host the Northwest Steam Society’s Annual Steam Meet at this year’s show. In addition to wooden steamboats, they will bring steamboats entered “in the spirit of tradition” as well as autos and other steam powered equipment. Members of the Northwest Steam Society are enthusiastic about bringing their boats to Toledo to demonstrate their use of steam power. We look forward to hosting the NWSS members to Toledo’s and invite everyone to come down and enjoy the fun!

Exhibitor & Vendor Registration is Open

We would like to invite you to participate in this year Wooden Boat Show. Please click here to download registration form to complete and return to the Port office. We would appreciate hearing from you as soon as possible. If you have any problems with the form, please call the Office and register by phone. 541-336-5207.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Port of Toledo is seeking sponsorship for the 14th annual Toledo Wooden Boat Show this August 18 - 19, 2018. Our annual boat show is a family-friendly, weekend event that celebrates the historic tradition of wooden boats. The Wooden Boat Show has grown each year, attracting exhibitors, vendors, and visitors from across the state, and beyond to enjoy the maritime activities along Toledo’s Waterfront.

Your support is appreciated, as sponsorships help make the annual Wooden Boat Show a free, family-friendly, community event. Below is a link to the sponsorship pledge form indicating sponsorship levels.

Donation of items for our silent auction are also greatly appreciated, and is a great way to promote your company!

To sponsor, please complete and return the pledge form or call the Port Office at 541-336-5207. We can pick up forms and donation items.

We thank you in advance for your generous support of the 2018 Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show and we look forward to seeing you at the Show!

2018 Sponsorship Pledge Form - Deadline to notify Port for Poster level sponsorship is Friday, July 13, 3:00 pm.

Schedule of Events and Live Music

We hope to see you at our 14th Annual Wooden Boat Show, August 18 and 19, 2018. The Show continues to celebrate the historic tradition of wooden boats, and will host the Northwest Steam Society's annual meet this year. Classic vessels, unique owner-built boats, as well as the Port’s fleet of Teak Ladies will be on display. There will also be an excellent line up of live music to enjoy both Saturday and Sunday.

Family activities at the show include Family Boat Building where families will build their own Elegant Punts or Paddle Boards (pre-registration is required); playing in the poker paddle by borrowing a boat from the boathouse and collecting a poker hand; and participating in the Georgia Pacific Containerboard Boat Contest by building a cardboard boat. Kids can build their own boat models, play mini-golf, and shoot potato cannons with the pirates. There will also be vendor and food booths throughout the festival.

Please invite your family and friends to come to Toledo to enjoy the Show!


Port of Toledo | Tel: 541-336-5207 | |

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