Please select your home edition
Henri-Lloyd - For the Obsessed

Apply now to participate in the Wooden Boat Festival

by Wooden Boat Festival 3 Mar 2022 19:46 UTC September 9-11, 2022
Geelong Wooden Boat Festival © The Wooden Boatshop

There's a lot going on in the world right now, and there is no denying trauma has engulfed much of our lives. We mourn not just for the loss of life, but the irreversible harm being leveled upon the people of Ukraine and many others suffering under harmful living conditions and war worldwide.

We strive to both recognize these injustices and promote the innate good in all of us - the caring, compassionate, fun, and nurturing things that are the touchstones of our humanity. In dark times, we must celebrate the good and inspiring things that are happening in our community.

We are so excited to be back for the 45th Wooden Boat Festival, September 9-11, 2022 - the largest wooden boat festival in North America with thousands of festival-goers each day. It's the place where kids and adults alike experience the magic of getting on the water, the beauty of wooden boats, and the richness of our maritime culture.

We can't predict what the Covid landscape will look like come September, but we feel confident that we will be able to have a festival!

Applications are now open for vendors, boaters, presenters, and musicians! Apply early to participate in this year's Wooden Boat Festival.

Apply at below links:

In efforts to keep our waters pristine and minimize our impact on the environment, this year we are expanding our robust recycling program to include composting! You can be proud to participate in an event that goes the extra mile to be as clean and green as possible.

We will continue to provide recycling for bottles and cans. Single-use plastic is still NOT allowed. We are excited to continuously improve our environmental programs and policies to make Wooden Boat Festival even greener!

All food vendors will be required to purchase serving products from approved vendors so that composting is viable. This is crucial to the success of the program! Please do not apply if you are not 100% on board with this program and partnering with us in this great move for our environment.

Vendor requirements:

  • Approved tent weights if you bring your own tent: they will specify type and weight
  • Proper fire extinguishers
  • No electrical cord runs over 100 feet
  • Proper licenses: business license for Port Townsend, UBI number, etc.

We appreciate all of you, and we look forward to a fantastic Festival this year!

Festival Dates: September 9-11, 2022
Apply by June 1 to be listed in the Festival Program.
We won't be invoicing until June, please apply early to help us plan!
To avoid a $100 late fee, apply by July 1.
Move-in: Thursday, September 9, anytime after 12:00 PM

Related Articles

If you could only do five things at the festival
Jake's Fave Five for the 2022 Wooden Boat Festival Before he was hired here (and helped us improve event security), Northwest Maritime Center Executive Director Jake Beattie brought boats, volunteered, and snuck into Wooden Boat Festival for the better part of a decade. "I'm a festival fanboy." Posted on 26 Aug 2022
2022 Wooden Boat Festival: What's new in 2022
Learn about everything from solar and electric power to eco-friendly paints The Innovation Marketplace and Green Boating Stage—located in the Sail Loft parking lot—are brand new additions to Wooden Boat Festival. Presenting sponsor SEA Marine helped make this happen for 2022! Posted on 5 Aug 2022
Celebrating Croatia's rich maritime history
Mike Vlahovich will build a batana - a Croatian flat-bottom fishing skiff Michael Vlahovich says "from design to construction, from launch to adventure, from maintenance to restoration, wooden boats are what maritime stories are made of." Posted on 30 Jul 2022
World-famous Wooden Boat Festival headliners
One of the most amazing line-ups we have had in years! We are thrilled to welcome back world-famous festival favorites Lin Pardey, Nigel Calder and Steve Callahan - creating one of the most amazing line-ups we have had in years! Posted on 22 Jul 2022
Announcing 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award winners
This annual event recognizes exceptional contributions to the wooden boat community This annual event recognizes exceptional contributions to the wooden boat community. For almost 15 years, we have celebrated people who have made wooden boating what it is! Posted on 15 Jul 2022
It's happening - Wooden Boat Festival 2022
Festival magic is in the air at Port Townsend! After a two-year hiatus of in-person festivities, we are beyond thrilled to invite our community back to celebrate with us here in Port Townsend at the 45th Annual Wooden Boat Festival. Posted on 1 May 2022
Learn how to plan for your wooden boat's future
Creating a vessel stewardship plan Andy and Zach will detail how to develop a "vessel stewardship plan" in order to manage competing interests of boat ownership, including age and condition of the vessel, intended uses, finances, insurance, regulations, availability of resources. Posted on 12 Feb 2022
Voyaging revivals of Oceania
How ancient navigation and boat building is useful today Marianne "Mimi" George, Ph.D., is a cultural anthropologist and sailor who supports training youth to apply ancestral voyaging knowledge to current problems, such as youth unemployment, biodiversity loss, and climate change. Posted on 28 Jan 2022
Ask an ExpertSeries - Women's Boatbuilding Panel
She Builds: Wit & Wisdom from Three Port Townsend Woman Boatbuilders Three Port Townsend woman boatbuilders discuss big & small boat projects they've built, designed or repaired and challenges they've faced—from fears and doubt to defying gender stereotypes, juggling motherhood, and managing relationships as the only woman Posted on 14 Jan 2022
Get your Series Pass to interviews and Q&As
Behind-the-scenes with the Wooden Boat Foundation Join us online for a unique Zoom experience with many of your favorite experts from across the region! Enjoy these live behind-the-scenes interviews and demos with time to ask your burning questions from the comfort of your home. Posted on 2 Jan 2022
2024 fill-in (bottom)Ocean Safety 2023 - New Identity - FOOTERMarine Products Direct 2023 - Calypso FOOTER