Annapolis Boat Shows Moving Ahead for October

With so many annual traditions canceled this year, there’s hope for the fall. Organizers say the United States Powerboat Show and Sailboat Show are set to return to Annapolis City Dock on schedule in early October.

Annapolis Boat Shows says the powerboat show will run Thursday through Sunday, October 1-4 and the sailboat show the following weekend, October 8-12.

“The health and safety of our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees is our team’s highest priority,” said Paul Jacobs, President of Annapolis Boat Shows. “As we plan for our fall shows, we’re taking proactive steps in response to the public health situation.”

To allow for social distancing, entrance to the show won’t be exactly the same. Single-day tickets will be sold in advance to “smooth the number of visitors across all show days.”

“Once a day’s ticket allotment is sold out, you may select an alternate day,” Jacobs explains.

The two shows convert City Dock into a floating marina of hundreds of display boats for visitors to climb on and compare side-by-side. There are opportunities to test-drive some models at the demo dock, and there’s a brokerage area with used boats for sale. In shoreside exhibit areas and tents, boaters can find nautical accessories and services, including our very own Chesapeake Bay Media tent. We are proud to present the official U.S. Powerboat and Sailboat Show guides each year.

Tickets for the U.S. Powerboat Show and U.S. Sailboat Show are on sale now at $20 per person and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are valid one day only–the specific day for which they’re purchased.

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-Meg Walburn Viviano