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History lives on in this unique, fast growing club of wooden boat enthusiasts. From the casual recreational user to the professional craftsman, the Big Sky Chapter ACBS offers serious fun as we showcase the best water-craft the Northwest has to offer.

Owners of these classic beauties take great pride in being able to play a part in the Flathead Valley’s rich and historic boat building past. Whether you own an armada or a model boat collection, we welcome your membership.

Whitefish Woody Weekend IX

The Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will be presenting Whitefish Woody Weekend IX on the weekend of June 26-28, 2020. Whitefish Woody Weekend is one of the premier classic boat events, attracting award winning classic wood boats from all across the Pacific Northwest, and one of the signature summer events in Whitefish.  The event, hosted by the Lodge at Whitefish Lake, will feature over 36 classic wood boats from all over the Pacific Northwest and Canada.      

Marking the unofficial beginning of summer, Whitefish Woody Weekend IX will begin on Friday evening June 26th with a cruise/parade around beautiful Whitefish Lake.  Thirty-six classic boats will be on public display at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake from 9AM until 6PM on Saturday, June 27th.  Sunday morning, June 28th will feature a poker run with the wood boats out on the lake followed by a BBQ on the beach at the Lodge for event participants. 

The show is fun for all ages.  The public is encouraged to join the fun on the lake or on the beaches, decks and docks around the lake for the Friday evening cruise; or to enjoy the boats up close and met the owners of these fine representatives of the art and craftsmanship of the past on Saturday at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake Marina.  There will also be hourly drawings for a free classic boat ride throughout the day on Saturday.

All events are free and open to the public.  For more information contact Tim Salt at 406-862-5085 or or go to the Big Sky Chapter website at 

The Whitefish Woody Weekend IX registration from is attached.  The event typically sells out early so get your registration in soon.

Tim Salt
Whitefish Woody Weekend IX
Event Director
Big Sky Chapter
Antique and Classic Boat Society


Date: August 3rd
Time: 3:00pm until 7:00pm
Place: Bob and Betty Moore's lake home
30463 DeVoe Lane
Polson, MT 59860
Purpose: This is just a club get-together to visit with one another and share stories about the hobby of antique boating
Food: The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken breasts. We will also provide soft drinks, water and ice cream. If anyone would like to provide additional food items like salads, beans, brownies, etc, they would be most appreciated. Wine, beer and other alcoholic beverages must be provided by attendees.
Docking Accommodations: There are seven docking spaces ...two are covered and the others open. I have two concrete buoys with chains.We have a jet ski for those that anchor using either the concrete anchors or your own. If you anchor, You would drop off your crew at the dock and proceed to anchor where you would be picked up by the jet ski. Hope you can all make it.
Register: By July 30
Event type: This is member only event. To become a member please register here.

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