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Boat Show weekends in October

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Boat Show weekends in October

we are planning a family reunion. discovered two weekends in a row the boat shows are occurring. should we wait and do our reunion later in october and avoid the boat show weekends? I am assuming the town will be crowded, restaurants and such booked. we were able to get a house rental but are considering moving our dates a bit to avoid the masses. how crazy does it get? Never been to Annapolis.

thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Boat Show weekends in October

If you have never been to Annapolis before, I would probably change the date to avoid the Boat Shows. While the Boat Shows are a fun time to be in town, they literally take over Harbor area of town as this is where the Boat Shows set-up. It really changes the feel and beauty of the harbor.

Additionally, as you expected, the Boat Shows do bring in larger crowds and the restaurants and attractions are much more crowded.

The only downside is that the weather gets less predictable the later that you get in the fall.

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2. Re: Boat Show weekends in October

thanks much for the reply, we are going to move the date to before the boat shows! can't wait to visit Annapolis!

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3. Re: Boat Show weekends in October

Unless the boat show is an attraction, to reiterate what newtomd said, the show is admission only and there are gates and tarps put up to keep you from seeing inside the area so the harbor becomes inaccessible. If you come earlier, the weather should be great.

Edited: 03 February 2011, 17:48
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