8th Annual Big Sky Antique and Classic Boat Show
August 2-4 2013 Lakeside, Montana
Boat Show Activities and General Information
Boat Show Reception:
On Friday, August 2nd at 6 p.m.. the Big Sky Chapter will host a welcoming reception at the Classic Boat Works in the village of Somers, MT. Please check the Registration and Reservation Section on the registration form if you plan to attend, and include the number of guests you will be bringing.
Boat Show Opening Day:
On Saturday morning August 3rd, we request that participants have their boats in the slips by 10 a.m. for the start of the show.
Boat Show Dinner:
The Boat Show dinner on Saturday, August 4th at the Docks Restaurant, will be starting at 6 p.m. Again, please let us know if you will be attending, and include the number of your guests.
Boat Show Closing Day:
On Sunday at 10 a.m. we will be back in our slips. At 3 p.m. we will start our antique boat parade on the west shore of the Lake (approximately 1 hour) and the Show will conclude for another year.
Boat Launches and Trailer Parking:
For out of town participants, Steve Nickol at Classic Company Boat Works will provide inside storage Friday night for your boat and trailer.
Boat Launch Facilities:
Boat launch facilities are available in Somers Bay and Lakeside at no charge. Bill Eisenlohr will provide boat trailer parking at the Lakeside Business Center, which is located across from the Lakeside Boat Ramp. Boats launched in Somers will use the trailer parking area provided at that location.
Boat Launching Assistance:
On Saturday morning from 8:30am to 10:00am there will be Big Sky Chapter Members to assist you in launching your boat at the Somers and Lakeside launch ramps. For those having trouble starting boats, we are planning to have Personal Water Craft for tow service at the Lakeside Launch.
Boat Show Times:
Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Boats participating in the Parade should start leaving slips at 3:00pm and assemble at Conrad Point for the start of the Parade at 3:30pm.
The Best Western White Oak Hotel in Somers, is six miles North on Highway 93; for reservations call 406-857-2388 or 406-857-2400. The Edgewater Motel & RV Park in Lakeside, for reservations call: 406-844-3644.
Boat Show Security:
For peace of mind Big Sky will again furnish on-site security.
Please join us for a fun weekend sharing our enthusiasm for wood boats at Whitefish Woody Weekend II. The event is sponsored by the Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and will be hosted by the Lodge at Whitefish Lodge.
Date: June 28-30, 2013
Location: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
Boats may begin arriving on Friday after 3PM
Early Check-in open from 4PM to 8PM
Evening Cruise of Whitefish Lake at 8PM
Check-in open at 8AM
Boats in place for public viewing by 10AM
No Host Cocktail Hour at 6PM
Public viewing until 10AM
Poker Run begins at 10AM
BBQ picnic on the beach at the Lodge at 1PM
Boat Launch: You can launch your boat either at City Beach or State Park Beach. City Beach is recommended. See map for details.
Trailer Storage: Trailer storage will be available at the Lodge with shuttle service to and from City Beach.
Lodging: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is offering special event rates of $150-$175 depending upon room. Contact Christina at 406-863 4013 before May 15 to ensure a room at these rates. Other lodging opportunities can be found here.
Security: Security will be provided. Please be sure to list cell phone number on registration form for emergency contact during the event.
For More Information Contact: Tim Salt, 406-862-5085 or click here.