Wooden Boat Show
17th Annual Toledo Wooden Boat Show
August 19 & 20, 2023
Now accepting Sponsor, Exhibitor and Vendor Applications for
2023 Wooden Boat Show! Click the links below to apply.
The Port of Toledo would like to express our thanks to everyone that came out to our 2022 Wooden Boat Show and made this year’s festival a success. A great big “Thank You” to the exhibitors that put their boats on display and for the visitors that came out to admire them. We also want to thank the vendors displaying their products. It was a great weekend!
Various community groups and individuals volunteered to coordinate activities at the festival. The Port appreciates the contributions of these amazing volunteers: Joe Novello and volunteers from the Toledo Community Boathouse directed Family Boat Building, gave river tours on the Yaquina Queen, and loaned boats at the Boathouse; Toledo Four Square Church assisted kids with building toy boats; Terry Dillman and company as pirates at the potato cannons; Lorna Davis coordinated the GP Cardboard Boat Race; Denny and David Heinen for water safety; Music Program Director Paul Boggard; Toledo Chamber of Commerce served a Pancake Breakfast and food at the Pavilion; Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society/Toledo Rotary had refreshments at the Loose Caboose; Angell Job Corps for help with set up and running the event; and Toledo Active Group and the City of Toledo for use of tents, tables and chairs.
Also, a great big “Thank You” to the sponsors that help put on this free family event! Major Sponsors include Georgia Pacific, Traditional Small Craft Association, Dahl’s Disposal Service, NW Natural, Oregon Coast Bank, Abel Insurance, FBB Relations, Toledo Auto Parts, Englund Marine, Rogue, and Toledo Dental Care.
Additional sponsorships from Mariner Enterprise, Timber’s Restaurant, Bank of the West, JC Market, Bayscapes Gallery & Coffeehouse, Cedar Creek & Road and Driveway, and the many other small businesses and individuals that sponsored by donating items for the Silent Auction which supports the production of the show.
Thanks to all the fearless competitors in the GP Cardboard Boat Contest and congratulations to the winners: Griffin Brown in “The Going Concern” won the youth race, Tom McAdams and Joe Novello in “USA” won the 1–2-person race, and the family race was won by Damon Seth and Emelia Bramon in “Jenny”. The People’s Choice award went to Snoopy’s Sloop built and sailed by Wayne and Karen Couto. We hope to see you all again next year!
The Port of Toledo
Wooden Boat Show
Wooden Boat Show Posters
Video's from previous years's shows can be views from our YouTube channel
The festival has remained a free event through support of our generous community sponsors. Thank you!