Start telling your boat's story.

Did you build your boat from the ground up? Sail on her as a child before being reunited years later as an adult? Your wooden boat has a story, and the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is the place to tell it. Keep reading to find out how you can exhibit your boat in the next Festival. Your application process starts here.

Returning boaters—please note that our application process has changed for 2024. Review the "How do I apply?" section below to learn more.

The harbor section for this year's festival is currently full. New sign ups will automatically be put on the waitlist. Please still apply to be put on the waitlist. We generally get everyone that is on the waitlist in the festival!
There is still plenty of room for boats on land for boats 26 feet and under.

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When and where is the Wooden Boat Festival?

Port Townsend, Washington
September 6-8, 2024
Historic Point Hudson Marina
The year-round home of the Wooden Boat Festival since 1977.

How do I apply?

  • Read all of the information on this page.
  • Complete the entire application—linked at the bottom once live—including waivers.
  • Pay the fee. Note: This does not mean you have been accepted into Festival.
  • If you are not accepted, you will be sent an email notification and refunded your fee promptly.
  • If you are accepted, you will be sent an email notification that you have been accepted with more information about participating in Wooden Boat Festival.
  • You will receive periodic emails letting you know where you are in the registration process.
    • You will receive periodic emails letting you know where you are in the registration process
    • In Mid-August, you will receive arrival information from the Harbormaster.

      Cost: Boats in the Water

      LOA Passes Cost
      <13′ 1 $100
      13’–19′ 2 $125
      20’–30′ 2 $155
      31’–45′ 2 $175
      46’–59′ 4 $225
      60’–80′ 5 $240
      81′+ 6 $265

      Cost: Boats on Land

      Includes 2 beer tickets

      LOA Passes Cost
      <13′ 1 $80
      13’–19′ 1 $105
      20’–30′ 1 $120
      31’–45′ 1 $140

      Frequently Asked Questions


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