13th Annual Big Sky Antique and Classic Boat Show

The Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society invites you to be part of the 13th annual Big Sky Antique and Classic Boat Show on August 3-5, 2018 at the Marina Cay Resort in Bigfork, Montana.
Dates: August 3 - 5, 2018

Location: Marina Cay Resort

Friday, August 3 at 6PM
"Welcome Aboard" reception hosted by Steve Nickol at Classic Company Boat Works in Somers, MT
Saturday, August 4
Boats in place for public viewing by 10AM
No host Cocktail Hour at Marina Cay Resort at 6PM
Show Banquet and Awards at Marina Cay Resort at 7PM
Sunday, August 5
Boats on Public Display until Noon at the Marina Cay Resort
Boat Parade along the east shore of Flathead Lake at 1PM
No host lunch at the Saddlehorn Bar and Grille in Woods Bay
This event is limited to 30 boats in the water and a limited number of spaces for static displays. We expect the event to sell out so get your registration in early to ensure participation! Boat registration is $120 which includes two tickets to the Welcome Aboard reception on Friday and two tickets to the Show Banquet on Saturday. Additional tickets for the Reception can be purchased for $20 each and for the Saturday banquet for $35 each.
Lodging is available at: The Marina Cay Resort - 406-837-5861, Swan River Inn - 406-837-2785, Timbers Motel - 406-676-4373, or you can contact the Bigfork Chamber of Commerce at 406-837-5888.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Dean Sackett at 406-871-6122 or email Dean.

Whitefish Woody Weekend VIII

The Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will be presenting Whitefish Woody Weekend VIII on the weekend of June 28-30, 2019.

Dates: June 28 - 30, 2019

Location: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Marking the unofficial beginning of summer on beautiful Whitefish Lake, the Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) is sponsoring the eighth annual Whitefish Woody Weekend, hosted by the Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Whitefish Woody Weekend VIII will begin on Friday evening June 28th with a cruise/parade around Whitefish Lake. Thirty-six classic boats will be on public display at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake from 9AM until 6PM on Saturday, June 29th. Sunday morning, June 30th will feature a poker run with the wood boats out on the lake followed by a BBQ at the Lodge for event participants.

The event is fun for all ages. If you have a classic boat, register early and join us for a fun filled weekend using and showing your boat. If you don't have a classic boat there is still fun to be had. Join us on the lake or on the beaches, decks and docks around the lake for the Friday evening cruise or Saturday at the Whitefish Lake Lodge marina to enjoy the boats up close and met the owners of these fine representatives of the art and craftsmanship of the past.

Admission is free to the public. Cost to enter a boat in the event is only $70 which includes all event activities and the BBQ lunch.

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, the only Four Diamond Resort in Montana, is a great host for this event. The venue is first class and the accommodations are specially priced for this event.

In only its eighth year, Whitefish Woody Weekend has become a premier classic boat event, attracting award winning classic wood boats from all across the Pacific Northwest. The event normally sells out, so register early to ensure participation in this event.

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For more information or to get on the mail list for notices and updates contact, Tim Salt at 406-862-5085 or email Tim.

About Us

History lives on in this unique, fast growing club of wooden boat enthusiasts. From the casual recreationalists to the professional craftsman, the Big Sky Chapter ACBS offers serious fun as we showcase the best water-craft the Northwest has to offer.

Owners of these classic beauties take great pride in being able to play a part in the Flathead Valley's rich and historic boat building past. Whether you own an armada or a model boat collection, we welcome your membership.

Come join the fun on our annual July Cruise-In dinner. During August, the Big Sky Chapter hosts a two day show of antique and classic boats in Lakeside, Montana.

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