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17th Annual Bay Harbor Vintage Car & Boat Festival
Thursday, June 25th - Sunday, June 28th 2015

*Parade Saturday, June 27th - 10:00 am*

The Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival kicks off the summer in Bay Harbor on the third weekend in June with a fantastic collection of classic cars and wooden boats.  The highlight of Vintage Weekend is the Parade of Vintage Cars and Display of Vintage Boats, held Saturday afternoon and capped off with a drive-by awards ceremony.  The parade is free to the public, and every year thousands of people, both locals and visitors from across the Midwest bring their families to see this elegant gathering of vintage cars and motor boats.

Vintage cars and wooden boats will be coming from all over the country, so it will be an exciting weekend for our exhibitors and guests. There will be opportunities to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying fantastic social events and, of course, a fabulous showing of classic cars and boats.

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2015 Festival Entry Form

The Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival is a juried exhibition of classic cars and boats, and pre-approval by our selection committee is required for entry.  Potential exhibitors should fill out and submit the entry form online, or download the entry form below and return it to the Bay Harbor Foundation Office by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by mail at:

Bay Harbor Foundation
750 Bay Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor, Michigan 49770

To ensure acceptance of your vintage car or boat please read all instructions carefully and fill out your entry form completely before sumbission.

Click here for a downloadable Entry Form

Included with the entry form is a social events form that exhibitors can fill out if they wish to attend our exciting social events.  These events are a wonderful way to reconnect with old friends and meet fellow classic car and boat enthusiasts, and we hope that you will be able to enjoy them with us.

 

2015 Festival Sales Salon

A special selection of classic cars and wooden boats will be offered for sale during the 17th Annual Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival.  The Sales Salon will be held in a tented area at the entrance to the Festival on Saturday, June 21st.  Limited space is available on a first-come basis.  Download and send in the Sales Salon application below, or contact the Foundation Office at 231.439.2700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sales Salon Application

 

 2015 Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 25

WELCOME EXHIBITOR DESSERT AND NIGHTCAP
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Enjoy seeing old friends and networking with new contacts while enjoying delightful desserts and after dinner drinks.

Friday, June 26

AUTOMOBILE TOUR & LUNCH
8:30 am line up, 9:00 am departure
Bay Harbor Village Parking Lot C.
Travel through the rolling hills of Northern Michigan and along the shores of Walloon Lake and Lake Charlevoix, with a stop for lunch at The Landings and a visit to the historic Castle Farms in Charlevoix.

EXHIBITORS MEET AND GREET COCKTAILS AND HEARTY HORS D’OEUVRES
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Village of Bay Harbor.
Spend an elegant evening at a fantastic private home in Bay Harbor.

Saturday, June 27

PARADE OF VINTAGE CARS & DISPLAY OF VINTAGE BOATS
10:00 am
Main Street, Village of Bay Harbor.
View a fabulous parade of vintage cars, and display of vintage boats with commentary.  The Parade gets underway with the Petoskey High School Marching Band.  The Grand Marshall for the 16th Annual Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival will be Art Van Elslander, founder of Art Van Furniture.

EXHIBITORS LUNCHEON
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Village of Bay Harbor.
Enjoy lunch with your fellow exhibitors at a private venue in the Village of Bay Harbor.

AWARD PRESENTATION
3:30 pm
Bay Harbor Village Marina Lawn, Festival Hospitality Tent.
16th Annual Vintage Car and Boat Awards and 50/50 Raffle Drawing.

SATURDAY EVENING DINNER AND AUCTION
Bay Harborville
6:00 pm
Bay Harbor Village Marina.
Heat up the night with dinner, a live auction and dancing to a live band to celebrate the start of summer.

Sunday, June 28

FAREWELL BREAKFAST
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Village of Bay Harbor.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Original Pancake House, at a special Vintage Car and Boat Festival package price.

2014 Awards Classes

Class Awards - Automobiles

Best in Show - Automobile

  • Early Brass - Vehicles from up to 1927
  • Pre-War Classic - Vehicles from 1298 - 1942
  • Post War - Vehicles from 1943 - 1988
  • American Sports Car
  • European Sports Car
  • Performance - Hot Rods, Street Machines, Race Cars etc.
  • Future Classics - Rare, exclusive or otherwise special cars that are likely to be "future classics"

Special Recognition Awards - Automobiles

  • Chairperson's Award
  • David E. Davis Award
  • Most Original - One award given to the most original (unrestored) vehicle from any class
  • Most Elegant - One award given to the most elegant vehicle from any class
  • Most Significant - One award given to a vehicle that demonstrates the most significant engineering, design or trend-setting innovations
  • Technical Excellence Award - One award given for quality of restoration or build to a vehicle from any class
  • Hi-Performance Award - One award for an exceptional vehicle entered in the Sports Car or Performance classes
  • Long Distance Award - Given for the longest distance travelled to participate in the Festival
  • Mode du Concours Award - Given to the entrant with the best apparel and accessories
  • People's Choice Award - Awarded by popular vote

Class Awards - Boats

Best in Show - Boat

  • Small Craft
  • Pre-War Antique
  • Post-War Classic
  • Cruiser
  • Contemporary Classic

Special Recognition Awards - Boats

  • Chairperson's Award
  • Most Original - One award given to the most original (unrestored) boat from any class
  • Most Elegant - One award given to the most elegant boat from any class
  • Most Significant - One award given to a boat that demonstrates the most significant engineering, design or trend-setting innovations
  • Technical Excellence Award - One award given for quality of restoration or build to a boat from any class
  • Hi-Performance Award - One award for an exceptional race or performance boat
  • Long Distance Award - Given for the longest distance travelled to participate in the Festival
  • Mode du Concours Award - Given to the entrant with the best apparel and accessories
  • People's Choice Award - Awarded by popular vote

 

Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival Sponsors

Thank you to all of the wonderful sponsors who joined in support of the Bay Harbor Foundation’s mission through sponsorship of the Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival.  We hope that friends of the Bay Harbor Foundation will recognize the generosity of these businesses and organizations and support them as well.

 

Premier Sponsors

 

Harbor Sotheby's International Realty

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Scott Shuptrine Interiors

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Premium Sponsors

 

Greenleaf Trust

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Keyser Insurance Agency & AIG

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Presenting Sponsors

 

Arlington Jewelry

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Burger Boat Company

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Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

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Priester Aviation

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Odawa Casino Resort

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Thank you also to our Festival Director, Barbara Parfet, Festival Committee Members, and to all of our sponsors, advertisers and supporters.

 

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