The 40th Annual Wooden Boat Festival will take place September 9, 10 and 11, 2016. Tickets for the 2016 Festival go on sale on July 1.

All the Festival RV spots for the 2016 Festival are filled as of 10/6/15. To be added to the waiting list, please email Catherine at

Our annual Festival is the most educational and inspiring wooden boat event in the world.
• 300 boats on land and water
• 120 presentations
• Dozens of exhibitors
• Live music all day, every day
• Food court & local beers and wine

For an inside look at some of the events and activities around Festival, take a look at these videos & slideshows:
• Welcome to Festival – the Harbormasters get the boats in place
• Rollin’ With Freya – kayak rolling demo
• Festival in Motion – underway out in the bay
• The Challenge – Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge
• KOMO News slideshow
• Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge – another look at this 3rd annual event


Apply for Festival

Here is where Boats, Exhibitors, Food Vendors, Musicians, and Boatbuilders can get all the information they need to apply for this year’s festival.

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Come to Festival

Get the scoop on how to get here, where to stay, where to park, why you can’t bring your dog (sorry!), how to buy tickets, and more!

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Volunteers are the heart & soul of this festival!  Find out how to join this amazing team and help put on the biggest party of the year.

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Get On the Water

Here is where you can get the list of all the various ways you can get out on the water during Festival – mostly at no additional cost!

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Family Fun

Kids have always been a welcome addition to Festival – find out about all the special activities and events we have planned just for kids and families!

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Check here for highlights of this year’s Festival – featured speakers, new events, fun activities and more.

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Here you can find a complete schedule of everything from woodworking presentations to pirate plays, sailing regattas to the full music lineup!

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Festival Archives

Look through old posters and programs, see pictures of past festivals, and learn more about the Festival’s history.

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Meet Our Sponsors

Meet the businesses who support us year-round and help make Festival a success. From small, in-kind donations to significant financial gifts, Festival would not exist without the support of these folks. We’re so grateful to them!

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