The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is held every two years and this weekend (10-13 February 2017) Hobart's historic waterfront comes alive with the 2017 event.
The largest wooden boat festival in the Southern Hemisphere, this festival has hundreds of wooden boats providing colour to Australia’s southern most capital city with tall ships to classic sailboats, working boats and detailed models.
Organisers say the public are encouraged to talk to the owners and builders, the crafts people and sailors, and shipwrights who still practice traditional skills every day.
The comprehensive program includes entertainment and fun along with special guests, demonstrations, races and displays. The first major event on teh water is the AWBF Parade of Sail today (Friday) 12:30pm – 2:30 pm
Across the featured area - the entire Sullivan's Cove from Hunter St to Princes Wharf and Castray Esplanade - there is amazing Tasmanian food and drink along with obviously the boats themselves. Visitors to Hobart will find the Festival in the city's working waterfront right in the middle of the central business district.
On offer are cruises on board a tall ship across the four at what is fast becoming Tasmania's favourite summer festival.
Other features this weekend include the Blundstone Shipwright's Village, live music in the Waterside Tavern, the Maritime Marketplace, the Children's Circus School and the ANMM International Wooden Boat Symposium.
Festival Organiser Paul Cullen spoke with The Dave Noonan Show
There is no admission price to The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival
More details | http://www.australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au