The Reedville Classic Boat Show Is Going All Out For Classic Fun!

Bring the kids!

This year here in little Reedville the classic boat show is going all out and all over the town all day and night. This year the entire town is getting involved with all the docks on Main Street having old cruisers and work boats, while at the Museum will have the classic speed boats and food. And a huge special treat, Rod Moody And the Centaurs will be performing live at night. Huge Deal for us.  HERE IS A LINK TO THE MUSEUM WEBSITE For ticket info.

This little show has been growing year after year around here and this year its gonna stretch out. Which is great. Special Byboats and historic Chesapeake boats are coming down the Bay from up north to be part of it all. Jimmy and I will have many of our boats there including Stinky the poster boat and Scarlet the poster boat pooch.

Part of the show poster

T shirts this year! WOW Big time!

Eric Zelman will have his insane way over restored Lake’n Sea and many other local boats that no one knows exist until the show.

Lak’n Sea and a blue tub!

If you are gonna stay for the music and suds, we suggest staying around. Dining is great here at the Crazy Crab, Boats will be there. The Reedville Market, and desert at Chitterchats Ice Cream.

The Water Tower – This is a HUGE fishing port.

Where in the heck is Reedville? Well. Even people in Virginia don’t know so you are not alone, but we are. It’s located at the mouth of the Potomac River and Chesapeake bay on the Virginia Side.

The Museum

Known as the Northern Neck Of Virginia. In Northumberland County, the first County in America. Yes Capt John Smith explored our area, its that old. We are 1 hr from Colonial Williamsburg, 2 1/2 hrs from DC and 1 to 2 hrs from Richmond.

Reedville layout

Middle of the Chesapeake Bay

In case you don’t know where the Chesapeake Bay is.


September around here is the best boating of the season. Calm, and not scorching hot. Below is a list of places to stay if you are goona stay.

The Gables In Reedville

The Gables

Ma Mararets House a cool place and favorite of some show visitors.

The Bay Motel. This is the local Hotel where guys that get kicked out of their houses for buying too many boats go to stay.

Crazy Crab


The Crazy Crab – Water Front food, killer crab cakes. As in good, they wont kill you. Go by boat. We do.

The Reedville Market.- Steak and cool location on the water, boat there as well

ChitterChats Ice Cream – All these are walkable from the show. Heck the entire town is walkable

Fairport Marina Leadbelly’s Local hang out, not fancy but fun and very affordable. NO WEBSITE! YUP But we did a story. HERE


1/2 hr drive is the town of Kilmarnock and Irvington. FOOD!

Adrift is a very very nice meal. Former Inn at Little Washington folks. World Class Good, Make reservations NOW!

Chao Phraya Thai and Sushi, VERY, very good.

The Kiilmarnock Inn, great food and rooms.

The Tides Inn  Very Swanky and very nice. Tom Cruise and Stephen Spielberg stayed here when filming in DC

Hope and Glory In Irvington

The Boatress

IF YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH IT HERE, HOMES ARE VERY AFFORDABLE AND WE HAPPEN TO KNOW AN AMAZING REALTOR. THE BOATRESS. Stay a couple days and she will find you the Right Home right here. Just Click Right Here!

Sweet Pea

The Boatress will be at the Show in her boat Sweet Pea giving tours and handing out business cards.

18 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I know where Reedville is! Well, I managed to find it once. Also managed to run into Jimmy twice without even looking. I highly recommend a visit to the North Neck area for those who haven’t been.

  2. Mike D
    Mike D says:

    Matt you might want to photo shop the burgee right side up on the header photo. How’s this for early Monday morning criticism?

  3. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Great show and great feature story about it in this months Chesapeake Bay Mag….

    I will bring my Fairchild and Go Boating!

    John in Va

  4. Floyd r turbo
    Floyd r turbo says:

    Sitting here waiting on colonoscopy after drinking broth and water for a day and you have to mention food and crab cakes. Damn I’m hungry. Sounds like the town’s hyped up for a great show.

  5. Cameron
    Cameron says:

    Hey Matt, good luck with the show! We are just a month apart. Officially the smallest Classic boat show in the Woodyboaterville Universe (that we know of): Knysna Antique&Classic Boatshow, Saturday 5th October!
    Garden Route, South Africa.

  6. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I forgot to ask…does the shirt come pre-scented with the perfumes of rat feces and urine? Scented screen printing is now a thing, and this seems like a great opportunity to introduce it to the wooden boat universe.

    • Randy
      Randy says:

      … wellll, maybe do this as “scratch & sniff” to spare those of us with less ‘inquisitive’ noses.

  7. Someguywithanoldboat
    Someguywithanoldboat says:

    Looks like a great show. Lots to do and I like boat shows that charge the boat owners wanting and willing to show their boats only a $10 fee.

    Not here with our Columbia Willamette chapter of the ACBS. Naw, they used to charge the $10 entry fee for our local Lake Oswego Boat Show, but then last year changed it to $65 (show fee and one ticket to the awards dinner) so that the boat owner felt compelled to attend the awards banquet to watch the same three people win yet another year’s worth of awards. (The classic car show cars at the same event are still $10.)

    We just want to pay the measly $10 and show our boat. For us, it was just a fun show, saying hi to friends and giving boat rides.

    Now it’s $65 to watch Mario win yet another award.

    Oh well, at least you guys in Reedville will have a great time!

  8. Mark in da U P
    Mark in da U P says:

    We Looks like a good show. Are you taking all your boats? I wondered Why there was not a red line from Hessel down to that show. I saw one from Algonac, but not the UP. Enjoy it!

  9. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    This is a fun show with the whole town involved. It’s a charming place and the crab cakes are among the best I’ve had on the Chesapeake Bay! Lotsa fun!

  10. Rick
    Rick says:

    Hopefully by next year I’ll bring in an associate and have all weekends off. Then I can jump on all these fun shows. The best part is Panther breaks down so often I get rides in way better boats than mine due to the pity factor. Hmm…. which Reedville boat should I ride in next year?

  11. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Oh, Matt. But next weekend is the BIG show at Bar Harbor in Gull Lake, Minnesota, site of the ACBS International in 2015. Over 100 amazing boats, including jaw dropping boats from Lee Anderson’s and John Allen’s collections. The show begins at 9 am and ends at 4 at Bar Harbor. The featured class will be launches this year. The show is co-sponsored by the BSLOL Chapter of the ACBS: The Land-O-Lakes Classic Boat Club, for short. So if Northern Minnesota is a bit closer to Reedville for you, you know where to be.

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