Antique Boat Show Set for Pine Knot Landing
Written by Kathy Portie of the Big Bear Grizzly.
It’s an annual retreat of wooden perfection. Every year, dozens of wooden and antique boat enthusiasts travel to Big Bear to participate in the annual Antique and Wooden Boat Show. The show is hosted by the Antique and Classic Boat Society, spearheaded by ACBS member Charlie Brewster.
The public can see the classic boats Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pine Knot Landing in Big Bear Lake. Admission is free.
“We have some really nice boats this year, some that you’ve never seen before,” says Brewster. “There will be a Meteor tugboat, a 25-foot Garwood, Chris Crafts, and perhaps the best one is the Cobra with the fin.”
Brewster expects about 25 to 30 classic and wooden boats at the 31st annual Big Bear show, with participants coming from as far away as Arizona and Northern California. Brewster says he will have his classic barrel back boat also on display.
Classic cars from the Big Bear Lake Antique Car Club and model remote-control boats will also be on display at G Dock at Pine Knot Landing.
Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Parking is available in the nearby Village and near the marina, Brewster says.
On Aug. 22, there is an on-the-water poker run beginning at 10 a.m. While the run is open only to show participants, visitors can see the boats as they make their way around the lake.
The 31st annual Big Bear Antique and Wooden Boat Show is at Pine Knot Landing, 439 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake.