The event invites the participation and exhibition of traditional and classic boats - steam, sail, motor and oared craft of all sizes. Boats must be of a design prior to 1975 but may have been built at any time from any material. Everyone is welcome to this free waterfront event at Regatta Park, Toronto, on Lake Macquarie.
We welcome any new sponsors who would like to partner with this major community event. Help us promote Lake Macquarie and help keep Classic Boatfest afloat.
The Festival is held at Toronto foreshore and wharves for a wide range of marine- related activities.
Over the two day event there are model boat demonstrations and races, kids activities, live entertainment on stage, small amusement rides, an art exhibition, classic and vintage vehicle displays, market stalls, historical display and vintage farm machinery. On Sunday the Quick'n'Dirty boat building competition is held on the foreshore with the race and judging following. The event culminates in a Grand Parade and Blessing of the Fleet at 3.00 p.m. on the Sunday afternoon. The Festival provides a wonderful experience for people of all ages.
We welcome new members of the Assocation at $10 for individual membership, we also welcome volunteers to assist at the event.
Toronto is on the western shore of Lake Macquarie. It is located 90 minutes north of Sydney and 30 minutes South of Newcastle. It is 40 minutes from the Hunter Valley Wine Region and the NSW Central Coast.