South Australian Wooden Boat Festival celebrates SA maritime history in Goolwa

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The Goolwa river port is set to come alive this weekend to celebrate the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival.

The free event will be held over two days and will celebrate SA's rich maritime history.

With an exciting line up of wooden boats, food and entertainment, there will be action both on the water and off.

On the water, canoes and rowing skiffs to traditional wooden boats, will be participating in an array of demonstrations and races.

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On land, there will be a huge range of activities including maritime displays, art exhibitions, music, and regional food and wine.

The Rough and Ready boat building competition will challenge festival-goers to test their boat building skills with limited building materials.

There will also be plenty of fun on offer for families with the Pirate Trail, which explores the festival and the history of wooden boats, as well as the Murray River Eco Maze, face painting and craft activities.

Boat parades led by paddle steamers and fireworks launched from Hindmarsh Island Bridge will also be highlights of the weekend.


When: Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28, 2019

Where: Goolwa Wharf Precinct

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