Depoe Bay is between Newport and Lincoln City on the Oregon coast. The Boat Show is held down by the harbor. Turn at the stoplight on Hwy.101 just north of the bridge. Additional parking is available by the launch ramp, down the first road on the east side of the highway south of the bridge.
The Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show is not a Coot sponsored event, but it is one of the major Coot gatherings. Many of us will arrive Friday afternoon. The Spouting Horn has closed! So around 5:30 we'll go up to the Sea Hag restaurant for a group dinner.
Boats may be exhibited either on land or in the water. There's some room for indoor displays of models and other crafts, and slide or video presentations, in the garage of Dockside Charters. Exhibitors can sleep aboard their boats, and primitive camping and RV parking is allowed for exhibitors in the city park near the launch ramp. Here is an Exhibitor Registration Form (PDF). There's no charge. Email Boat Show organizer Larry Coonrod if you have any questions.
Here are some photos from Depoe Bay Boat Shows past.
A NOAA weather forecast for the area.