Ike Mitchell runs sea trials on a boat he made during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground in Homer, Alaska. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Ike Mitchell runs sea trials on a boat he made during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground in Homer, Alaska. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival is this weekend

The Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society holds its 26th annual festival from Thursday to Sunday in Homer.

The highlight of the festival will be the wooden boat displays on the Homer Spit at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Anchorage Celtic pub band Rogues and Wenches will hold a singalong from 1-3 p.m. Saturday and also plays starting at 8 p.m. Sunday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. There is a suggested $10 donation for the Sunday event.

The weekend boat display features wooden boats of all sizes and designs, including some that can be tried out on the bay. Watch marine skills demonstrations and bring the kids for the popular model boat building. Food trucks will be on site with tasty treats. Booths by marine and fishing-friendly organizations also will be on hand.

The festival starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center with speaker Iris Nawiesniak of the Alaska Office of Boating Safety. The film “Around Cape Horn” will also be shown.

At 7 p.m. Friday at the Salty Dawg, sing sea chanteys, tell sea stories or present fishing poetry — bring your own poems, too.

For more information on the festial, visit https://www.kbwbs.org/events.html. For more information on Rogues and Wenches, visit www.roguesandwenches.com or like them on Facebook.

Charlie Barnwell, center, takes Anna Morphis and Richard Morphis for a boat ride during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground in Homer, Alaska. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Charlie Barnwell, center, takes Anna Morphis and Richard Morphis for a boat ride during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground in Homer, Alaska. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

John Miles, left, helps Ike Mitchell work on a boat during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground in Homer, Alaska. Ike’s mother, Jamey Cloud, and his brother, Charlie Mitchell, watch. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

John Miles, left, helps Ike Mitchell work on a boat during the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground in Homer, Alaska. Ike’s mother, Jamey Cloud, and his brother, Charlie Mitchell, watch. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Erin Searcy-Dudgeon Wells of Rogues & Wenches, center, leads a sing along at the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground in Homer, Alaska. At left are Lucia Woofter and Lena Gonzales. At far right is Hunter Woofter, Devin Frey, second from right, and Bob Woofter. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Erin Searcy-Dudgeon Wells of Rogues & Wenches, center, leads a sing along at the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society Festival on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon campground in Homer, Alaska. At left are Lucia Woofter and Lena Gonzales. At far right is Hunter Woofter, Devin Frey, second from right, and Bob Woofter. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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