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The Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show (a judged event) is held each year in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula in the village of Hessel and has been a major attraction since it began in 1978. The show averages 150 entries and is one of the largest shows featuring antique and classic wooden and non-wooden boats. Restored boats dating back to the early 1900’s are registered in this very unique in-water show. The 2016 show is showcasing Century Boats.
Held in conjunction with the Boat Show is the Festival of Arts. Around 70 of the Midwest’s finest artists participate in this juried show.