Your Boat Festival registration and entry forms need to be completed and received no later than June 1.  Include a picture (jpeg) of your boat. ACBS rules apply: Non-wood boats manufactured prior to 1994 and wooden boats of any vintage are acceptable.

Walk-in registrations after June 1 will be charged an additional fee of $25, and there may not be space for your boat(s).  Any boats registered after the deadline of June 1st will not be eligible for judging. 

Please contact Ray Glenn at 410-533-5442 or email us at if you have questions or require additional information.

As always, we will accommodate as many boats as possible, but there are a limited number of slips. 

Please register early to ensure your slip reservation. 

For more information, contact Dock Master Hank Reiser at 410-533-8752 or via email at


There will be 2 ½ hour guided free cruise around Wye Island on Friday afternoon. 

Guests will be accommodated on a space available basis at discretion of Captains. 

Captains bring extra life preservers.  Captains & guests meet at 1:30 at the Oystering Building deck.  

Join us at Navy Point from 6:00 for cocktails & light hors d’oeuvres where you’ll meet like-minded boaters and enthusiasts who share the love for antique & classic boats and motors.

Join us for delectable treats and a memorable picnic. Awards to follow the picnic.

Enjoy meeting Marine Specialists and local, regional & nationally recognized artists, artisans and marine vendors.

Professional vendors can register by contacting Linda Nagle-Warner via email at

No pets, unfortunately, are permitted on the Museum grounds during show hours.

For Boat Festival registered and non-registered participants:

A section of the museum grounds and an in-water area has been designated to exhibit boats for sale.  Also an area is available to sell your used nautical treasures.

FOD & NFM sellers can register for the show (page 2) with all its privileges or register for the FODs and/or NFM only pages 5 ,6.

For information or to reserve space, contact Ray Maule at 410-299-8652 or via email at:

I and any attendee and/or crew member including all minors who accompany me or who are otherwise attending or participating in the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS) Festival at my invitation, hereby waive any claim for injury to person, boat or personal property for any damage that might occur due to my attendance and/or participation. 

Either personally or through the use of my boat, personal property or equipment in the function known as the ACBS Festival to be held June 2020 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. 

I agree to hold harmless the ACBS, the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the ACBS, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and all other sponsors of this event, their employees, agents and volunteer assistants for any injury or loss resulting directly from the negligent acts or omissions of said sponsors, employees, agent volunteers or others connected with the ACBS Festival.