Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival - October 16th - 18th, 2015
by Frank Coletta
(Port Aransas, Texas)
Make plans now to attend the second annual Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival in beautiful Port Aransas, Texas on October 16th - 18th, 2015.
The Traditional Small Craft Association in conjunction with the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association representing Farley Boat Works are combining their efforts to hold this event - concurrent with the annual Port Aransas Old Town Festival - to celebrate 80 years of plywood boat building.
If you have even thought about building a boat, you owe it to yourself to attend.
Last year's festival had 92 wooden boats both amateur and professionally built and we expect more this year.
You will be able row a boat in the harbor, hear lectures and presentations about wooden boat building, see a 40 foot Scow Schooner under construction, or even build a boat yourself at a Family Boat Building event.
Some changes for next year.
For starters, we plan to have several booths with vendors offering related products. We also intend to preregister as many boats as possible.
We will have better signage.
We will have almost all programs and presentations right on the grounds of the marina.
We will have a PA system and we will make announcements of upcoming programs.
We will have a whiteboard in a central location with the schedule on it.
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