40th Annual Boat Show July 15-16, 2023 Featuring Century Boats
Wine Country Classic Boat Show Events
Friday, July 14, 2023
Cruise on your own at your own pace and be sure to stop for lunch on your way. Our long-time supporter, The Switzerland Inn (opposite the end of the bluff on the east side) is one recommendation with dockage and outdoor seating. Two others are on the west side: The Waterfront and The Lakeside Inn!
Registration packets and placards will be available from 5:00pm – 6:30pm for all pre-registered participants
Welcome Reception – BYOB
Friday Evening Welcome Reception will be held at Depot Park, Hammondsport from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The reception will be catered by Timber Stone Grill and includes appetizers, French Dip au Jus, rolls, pasta salad with vegetables, garden salad and chips. Dessert, iced tea, lemonade, and bottled water. Water. We will have both wine and brewery tastings from local establishments as well as a waiver from the Village’s nonalcoholic Depot Park mandate so you can bring your own beverage of choice. We have a maximum number for this event, so please pre-register (cost $23pp).
Saturday, July 16, 2023
Boat Show is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Judging will begin at 10:00am for ACBS Class, WCCB Marque, People’s Choice, and Hagerty Youth Judging (ages 7+) awards. It is beneficial if owners are present when the boat is judged
Boat Parade and Fly-By will commence at 3:00pm
Saturday Evening Dinner
On Saturday evening, we will be hosting a dinner buffet at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. The museum is located in the historic former Taylor Wine Company headquarters. Our dinner will be held in Building #9 which holds the museum’s row boats. Appetizers and a cash bar with local wines, beer, and domestic selections available at 6:00pm. The museum’s main building will remain open until 6:45pm for participants to enjoy the exhibits throughout its three floors. Dinner will be served at 7:00pm. The buffet style dinner will be catered by Timber Stone Grill and includes salad, sliced NY strip loin of beef with a Cayuga blue cheese sauce, parmesan crusted chicken, pistachio crusted salmon, cavatappi primavera with roasted veggies with spinach portabella, brussel sprouts, herbed Red Bliss potatoes. Assorted pastries and cakes. We have a maximum number for this event so please pre-register (cost is $39pp).
After dinner our judges will present this years’ Wine Country Classic Boats award winners.
Sunday, July 17, 2023
Boat Show is open from 9:00am –12:00pm
Water Skiing Exhibition viewed from Depot Park – 10:00am
Boats should remain at the docks until noon as spectators are expected
Please plan to pull your boat after noon as docks must be removed
Water Skiing Exhibition
Sunday morning at 10:00am we plan to hold an old-fashioned water skiing exhibition to take place off the shore at Depot Park. This will be an exciting opportunity to ski Keuka with many spectators in attendance. If you choose to watch rather than ski, please join us to cheer the participants on. There will be a Captains’ meeting at 8:45am at Depot Park to communicate specifics. Please register for this event as preplanning and a minimum number of participants will be necessary.