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14th Annual Gull Lake Classic Boat Show | Bar Harbor Supper Club | Lake Shore, MN

Updated: Oct 27, 2023


14th Annual Gull Lake Classic Boat Show | Bar Harbor Supper Club | Lake Shore, MN

We had an incredible time at the 14th Annual Gull Lake Classic Boat Show organized by the Land O’Lakes Classic Boat Club and hosted by the Bar Harbor Supper Club in Lake Shore, MN. This eagerly awaited event, held every August, never fails to amaze us. The show provides an exceptional opportunity for individuals of all ages to marvel at these remarkable classics. This year's highlight was the showcase of Gar Wood boats, commemorating a century of Gar Wood Boats' legacy. These magnificent vessels journeyed from various states, both far and near, to participate in the event, creating a captivating display of nautical history.


14th Annual Gull Lake Classic Boat Show | Bar Harbor Supper Club | Lake Shore, MN

Situated at the Bar Harbor Supper Club, the event drew in hundreds of enthusiasts who lined the docks to admire these enduring marvels. Taking place on Saturday, August 26th, the event spanned from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Arriving around noon, we were immediately struck by the overwhelming turnout. The sight of so many people and a stunning array of classic wooden boats was truly impressive. While parking is available along the roadside, it's wise to anticipate a bit of walking, as this popular gathering attracts a substantial crowd annually.


14th Annual Gull Lake Classic Boat Show | Bar Harbor Supper Club | Lake Shore, MN

Remarkably, this event welcomes spectators at no charge, making it an ideal family outing. The attractions are plentiful, catering to all interests. If hunger strikes, options abound; the patio offers a delightful dining experience (though be prepared for a potential wait), and for those seeking a quick bite, hamburgers are sizzling away in the tented area.


14th Annual Gull Lake Classic Boat Show | Bar Harbor Supper Club | Lake Shore, MN

As you make your way toward the docks, a steady stream of attendees guide you along. Embrace the bustling crowd and go with the flow. Strolling along the docks reveals an impressive array of maritime marvels. The beauty of witnessing these meticulously restored wooden boats afloat in the water is truly captivating, transporting you to a bygone era. A particularly captivating sight was a boat owner who had an intricately crafted replica RC boat designed after his own vessel, a unique touch that added to the event's charm. (If you are lucky enough, you may see the RC boat voyaging the waters)



Should the opportunity arise, we highly encourage you to attend this event. Its family-friendly atmosphere and the sheer delight of being part of this lakeside celebration make it a truly unforgettable experience.


For a visual glimpse of this amazing event, we invite you to explore our photo gallery featuring snapshots from the day! (Click to expand)






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