NCO Boating luncheon and meeting on Sandusky Bay
Jul 13 all-day

Past NCO President Randy Hart and his wife Diane have invited all NCO members to a luncheon at their beautiful home (end of Venetian Drive off First Street) just across from Cedar Point on Sandusky Bay. The event will begin at 11 am with a club provided lunch soon after. A short business meeting will follow the lunch to talk about upcoming events and then, weather permitting, boat rides around the bay. Enjoy seeing The Hart’s collection of antique and classic boats at their recently added covered slips. There is plenty of dock space for members wishing to bring a boat and to provide rides. (For those wishing to launch a boat, there is a nearby marina and ramp just a half mile
from Randy’s). For members planning to attend the Lakeside Boat Show the following day, Sunday July 14, this may be a perfect weekend of classic boating. Please notify Gil Maringer at gbmaringer@juno.com or 216-310-7475 to confirm you will attend or if you have questions. We will need a headcount for food by July 7th.

Lakeside Wooden Boat Show
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fun for the whole family, celebrate the exquisite craftsmanship of traditional wooden boat building and the artistic expression of plein air painting at one of Lakeside’s most unique weekends of the summer from July 12-14. 

After a weekend of plein air painting, Lakeside’s waterfront transforms into an outdoor showroom of classic wooden boats for the 21st Annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show from 12-4 p.m. Sunday, July 14.

As one of Lake Erie’s largest wooden boat exhibits, more than 60 wooden cruisers will line the dock and lawn of Hotel Lakeside for an up-close and personal view of classic boats.

Learn about the world of wooden boatbuilding from boat owners, restoration experts and boat enthusiasts alike. Hear the unique stories behind the making of each vessel and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for boatbuilding and the many hours of preservation it takes to keep them afloat and looking like new.

National Museum of the Great Lakes Exhibit
This year, the National Museum of the Great Lakes
will be on-site with an interactive exhibit for all ages.

The museum, located in Toledo, tells the awe-inspiring stories of our Great Lakes through breathtaking photography, over 300 incredible artifacts and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits.

The tales told have spanned hundreds of years, from the fur trader in the 1600s and the underground railroad operators in the 1800s, to the rum runners in the 1900s and the sailors of the thousand-footers sailing today.

The exhibit will be displayed under the tent on the Hotel Lakeside lawn from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12-4 p.m. Sunday during the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show.

Plein Air Painting
In addition to the wooden boat and maritime museum activities, several plein air events will take place on Sunday. Watch as painters add finishing touches to their masterpieces at the Plein Air Paintout held along the shoreline and in Bettinger Park until noon.

Wet Paint Sale & Kids’ Painting
Paintings that were completed by the artists throughout the weekend will be available for purchase during the Wet Paint Sale, held at 1:30-3:30 p.m. south of the Pavilion. Purchases can be made with cash, check or credit card.
Kids’ painting will also be available by donation from 1-3 p.m. south of the Pavilion.

Wally & The Beavs
Back by popular demand,
Wally & The Beavs will play live music, including cover songs by Chicago, Journey, Grand Funk Railroad, Elton John, The Blues Brothers and The Beatles from 12-4 p.m. at the Pavilion Jennings East Deck. 

For lunch, dine at one of Lakeside’s many restaurants or enjoy a variety of grilled options at the Wooden Boat Show Cookout from 12-2 p.m.

Register a Wooden Boat
The show is coordinated by the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society. To register a wooden boat for free, contact coordinator Mame Drackett at mame@drackett.cc or 239-776-6205. 

Indian Lake NCBS Boat Show @ Russells Point Harbor
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Indian Lake ACBS show registration form

From the Indian Lake NCBS website:

We’re looking forward to again hosting the show at Russells Point Harbor. The harbor, wrapped by the Indian Lake Area Historical Society park and spanned by the arching bridge that once connected the amusement park, provides a great venue for the event. The show is not judged and focuses on sharing a broad variety of vintage boats and automobiles, the craftsmanship and passion that has preserved them, and the enjoyment their owners get showing and sharing them.

Registration information and form can be downloaded below.  For more information contact Jim Foeller – j.foeller@me.com,  614-325-0840

Lake James, Indiana boat show @ Lake James
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day

Weekend group trip to attend and participate in the Lake James ACBS show!

25th Annual All Classics Festival @ Huron Municipal Marina
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 11:45 pm

A Celebration of Classic Boats & Cars

August 9-11, 2024
Huron Municipal Marina, Huron, Ohio

Reservation Deadline- August 2, 2024

Celebrate the history and beauty of classic boats and historic automobiles at the 25th Annual All Classics Festival!

With so many fun activities and so much to see and do at this festival, you’ll want to bring the whole family!

FREE Public Boat & Car Viewing – Saturday starting at 10:00am
Car Cruise-in – Saturday starting at 10:00am

  • Friday complimentary cookout on the docks for all boat/car owners participating in the show
  • Food vendors on site – Saturday
  • Perch fry dinner at Harbor House – Saturday night (optional add’l registration required)
  • DJ spinning classic rock all day & live classic band Saturday night!
  • Fireworks display Saturday night
  • Public launch ramp directly across the river
  • Car groups welcome! Reserved parking for car groups
  • Participant’s Choice Awards (one car/one boat)
  • 25th Anniversary Commemorative t-shirts on sale
  • Fun for the whole family!!

More information can be found HERE.

North Coast Ohio’s 48th Portage Lakes Boat Show @ Pick's at PLX
Aug 24 all-day

Join us for our annual show!