• Photo Coverage of the 2018 Sunnyland Antique Outboard Festival

    The Largest Classic Boat Show In The United States

    Photos by Bill Grannis

    The Sunnyland boat festival is in its 37th year and is the largest classic boat and engine show in the United States, with an average of 250-300 boats on display. This is a multi-chapter event in the Antique and Classic Boat Society, which represents Florida. Taking place in Lake Dora, Tavares, the event attracts 8-10 thousand people.

    This year, the Sunnyland festival took place on March 23-28, and the date is timed perfectly to give spring-break goers a chance to attend. Featuring over 80 vendors, a flea market, live music, and of course, a swap meet. Adding to that are sea plane rides and antique cars, topped off by an awards ceremony.

    I am sure that most people that are outboard engine enthusiasts find enthusiastic interest in classic outboards and boats like I do. Seeing these boats and engines on display is always great, but even better is seeing them run. Much like cars of the past, classic outboard engines and boats are strikingly unique in style, an element that some feel is somewhat watered down in contemporary times.

    If you would like more information on the Sunnyland festival, you can visit there website here.

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