About The Festival

The Mahone Bay Classic Boat Festival is organized and run by a non-profit society dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich wooden boat heritage of Nova Scotia's South Shore. Formed in 1989, the Society has been able to successfully achieve those goals through the efforts of a team of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds in and around Mahone Bay.

The main site for the Festival is the Mahone Bay Town Wharf and surrounding area although some events may also be scheduled elsewhere throughout the town

There is no admission to the Festival or exhibits (participation in some races require a small entrance fee). The Festival is funded totally by the generosity of our Corporate Sponsors and Friends of the Festival and visitors who purchase Festival souvenirs or who make donations on-site.