Wooohooo

Well here we go! Something to look forward too. The big annual start of the classic boating season. Or as we discused last week, An Gallery Opening of Mahogany Art. Mixed with Chicken on a stick, and the finest keg beer. Ahhh hell, its party time in Florida in March. Last years show was smaller but very very fun. In fact I will say I had more fun than for years in the past. This is a fun event for sure. Below is a note and all you need to know from Terry Fiest

The poster

Currently working with the City for Temporary Docks and the lay out. It looks like we will have something similar to what we had last year, hope to know the number of docks and what we can accommodate before we send out the registration form in Jan. Our goal is to use the docks for larger boats and have the smaller boats on land display. Our new launch ramp will be used this year for all boats going in the water. We will discontinue the Tractor Valet Service and everyone will launch and recover their own boat. We will use tractors for land display.

The city of Tavares on Lake Dora. Waiting for us all.

The City of Tavares will host a reception on Thursday night—-we will have our traditional Captains Party on Friday night with entertainment by the Caribbean Chillers and we will have our dinner banquet on Saturday night.

Larry lives on and Woody Gal having some fun Woody Boater style in Tavares FLA.

All the construction and clean-up is completed and the Park looks beautiful. The new Marina is in the design phase and construction will begin after our boat show in 2019. The goal is to have the new docks and marina completed for our show in 2020.

Last year beaching was the way. We are gonna do this from now on. The best way to go – photo YNOT Yachts

We are looking forward to another great event and all planning is underway for the show in March 2019—-Up dates will be provided as we move forward and we certainly look forward to seeing everyone in Tavares in March. ACBS will have their quarterly meeting in conjunction with our show. We have a block of rooms set aside at the Mission Inn.

Friends is what its all about

2019 SUNNYLAND ANTIQUE BOAT FESTIVAL INFORMATION
38TH SUNNYLAND ANTIQUE BOAT FESTIVAL
 MARCH 22-23-24, 2019
 TAVARES, FLORIDA – WOOTON PARK ON LAKE DORA
 ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC WOOD BOATS – MARINE NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET
 ANTIQUE OUTBOARD MOTOR CLUB DISPLAYS
WOODY CARS
 FLORIDA GLASPAR CLUB DISPLAYS
FOOD VENDORS
HOME MADE ICE CREAM VENDOR
PROGRAM FOR YOUNG KIDS ON BOAT BUILDING
SEA-PLANE RIDES
 FREE PARKING
 FIELD OF DREAMS WITH WOOD BOATS FOR SALE
For registration and information: www.acbs-sunnyland.org

Fun things to do at night

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY MAR 21, 2019
SET UP DAY—PARTICIPANTS ARRIVE AND SHOW SITE IS SET UP

FRIDAY MAR 22, 2019
FREE PARKING IN THE CITY GARAGE
GATES OPEN FROM 9AM TO 5PM ( $10.00 PER PERSON FOR THE WEEKEND)
SEA-PLANE RIDES (Tickets can be purchased on site)
FOOD VENDORS OPEN
BOATS ARE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING
BOATS FOR SALE LOT OPEN
SHIPS STORE OPEN
BEER TENT OPEN
BLUEGRASS BAND
6PM TICKETED RECEPTION AT THE PAVILLION

Amazing boats at the Pavilion

SATURDAY MAR 23, 2019
 FREE PARKING IN THE CITY GARAGE
 GATES OPEN FROM 9AM TO 5 PM ($10.00 PER PERSON FOR THE WEEKEND)

OPENING CEREMONY 9:30AM
AMPHICARS ON DISPLAY
 WOODY CARS ON DISPLAY
 BOATS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING
BOATS FOR SALE LOT OPEN
 SHIPS STORE OPEN
FOOD VENDORS
BEER TENT OPEN
YOUTH ACTIVITY EVENTS
SEAPLANE RIDES (tickets required) and VINTAGE TRAIN RIDES
MUSIC BY THE CARRIBEAN CHILLERS
6PM—TICKED EVENT—CAPTAINS PARTY

Fellow Woody Boaters all show up!

SUNDAY MAR 25, 2017
 FREE PARKING IN THE CITY GARAGE
GATES OPEN 9AM TO 12PM—SHOW SLOWLY WINDS DOWN
SEAPLANE AND VINTAGE TRAIN RIDES—TICKETS REQUIRED
FOOD VENDORS
 SHIPS STORE OPEN
 BOATS ON DISPLAY
BOAT FOR SALE LOT OPEN
SHOW ENDS AT 4PM

Its about the area!

GENERAL INFORMATION:
THE SUNNYLAND ANTIQUE BOAT FESTIVAL IS IN IT 38TH YEAR AND IS THE LARGEST CLASSIC WOOD BOAT SHOW IN THE US. OUR FOOTPRINT IS OVER A THIRD OF A MILE LONG AND WE USUALLY HAVE 250 TO 300 BOATS ON DISPLAY. OUR GATE ATTRACTS 8 TO 10 THOUSAND PEOPLE AND THERE IS LITERALLY SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT OUR EVENT. OUR NAUTICAL FLEA MARKET HAS MORE THAN 80 VENDORS WITH MANY HARD TO FIND MARINE PARTS FOR SALE.

Flea market gold

WE WILL HAVE SEVERAL STUNNING OUT BOARD MOTORS ON DISPLAY AS WELL AS NUMEROUS RACE BOATS. OUR ANNUAL EVENT IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH SPRING BREAK AS IS THE KICK-OFF SHOW FOR THE BOATING SEASON. PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE US ATTEND OUR SHOW AND WE HAVE REPRESENTATION FROM OVER 26 DIFFERENT STATES. WE HAVE SEVERAL CORPORATE SPONSORS THAT MAKE OUR SHOW A SUCCESS AND THEY OFFER MANY MARINE PRODUCTS TO INCLUDE NEW AND RESTORED VINTAGE BOATS.

The Dora Canal!

THE SUNNYLAND CHAPTER IS THE LARGEST CHAPTER IN THE ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY (ACBS) AND REPRESENTS THE ENTIRE STATE OF FLORIDA. WE HAVE OVER 500 MEMBERS AND THE ENTIRE SHOW IS RUN WITH VOLUNTEER HELP.

OHHHH YA!

THIS IS OUR 38 TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW. WE STARTED IN SANFORD, MOVED TO MOUNT DORA AND FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS THE SHOW HAS BEEN IN TAVARES. THIS IS A HISTORICAL EVENT FOR THE SUNNYLAND CHAPTER, PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US FOR FUN IN THE SUN.

You might like...
« « Previous Post         |         Next Post » »
9 Responses to “Lake Dora Show Countdown – 122 Days-ish! Here We Come!”
  1. John Rothert

    Not what I was hoping for..but progress. Beaching was always my preference anyway….do hope that the docks are back by 2020 though. I will be there regardless. let’s give them a while to sort this out. Where is the “new” launch ramp?

    John in Va

    Reply
  2. Roberta

    Who owns that beard?? LOL

    Rich and I will be there. Also planning on a river cruise again. We rented a condo on the St. John’s River in Welaka for the month of March. Has a slip for the Torpedo. Gonna get in some golf and also spend a day at Florida Jets in Lakeland. WooHoo!!

    Reply
  3. WoodyGal

    WooHoo! Always fun, great people and comeradarie. The Dora Canal & Palm Gardens, not to be missed!!!

    Reply
  4. John Rothert

    not to worry….those snakes don’t eat bacon.
    Troy is not coming….so you, M-fine….must carry the comedy load with me.

    John in Va.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *