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The Wooden Boat Fair
May 11 @ 10:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 am PDT
The Olympia Wooden Boat Association is proud to announce that the 40th Annual Olympia Wooden
Boat Fair will be held Mother’s Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, 2019.
The Olympia Wooden Boat Fair, a traditional community and family event, is held at Percival Landing
Park in downtown Olympia on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. On display will be all types of wooden boats including power, sail, row boats, dinghies,
kayaks, and canoes.
NEW! An exciting addition to this year’s lineup of vessels is the Olympia Wooden Boat Fair’s featured
boat. The 30ft Bristol Channel cutter ‘America’, hand-built by Tom Crout of Puyallup (South Hill) over
Come and enjoy the handmade artwork, pottery, wooden décor, jewelry, clothing, homemade food
products, and many more nautical-related items from local artisans. When the family gets hungry,
take a walk through the International Food Alley booths offering traditional burgers, seafood,
international choices and tempting desserts.
There will be a Children’s Boat-building booth on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., or while
supplies last. The Fair is also known for showcasing local musical entertainment starting at noon on
The 2019 Entertainment Schedule is as follows:
Saturday, May 11th
Noon The Aspirations (Aspire School Jazz Band)
2:00 “Blue Pickup” (Bluegrass band)
3:30 Tumwater High School Jazz Ensemble
5:00 Black Hills High School Jazz Band
Sunday, May 12th
Noon Olympia Highlanders Drum and Bagpipe Marching Band
1:00 Slieveloughane Irish Dancers
2:15 Timberline High School Jazz Band
3:30 “Cool Breeze Trio” (Original Songs From the Sea)
The fair officially closes on Sunday at 5:00 pm.