Vintage watercrafts from throughout the country to be featured on Geneva Lake 

The Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show, featuring vintage watercrafts from around the country, is held in Fontana, Wisconsin during the month of September each year. The event is presented by the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and hosted by The Abbey Resort.  

Held annually in the harbor of the Abbey Marina on the western end of Geneva Lake, the boat show allows land lovers and enthusiastic boaters alike the unique opportunity to enjoy the excitement of this nationally renowned event.  While the majority of participating boats have a homeport registration within Wisconsin or Illinois, regular entries hail from states as far as Florida and California.

Participating boats registered for the annual show usually include antique and classic runabouts and utilities, as well as lapstrake, outboard, and Streblow boats. All registered boats are on display in the Abbey Marina on Saturday and Sunday of the show weekend. An annual parade of participating boats typically happens on Saturday afternoon. Viewing of the displays and the parade is free and open to the public; guests are invited to attend to enjoy beautiful boats, live music, great food and local vendors.

A favorite part of the show for many registrants is competing for awards, including Best Pre-War, Best Post-War and Most Historic. A People’s Choice Award as voted upon by show attendees is announced on Sunday. Additional events can include private tours and receptions and are usually available for a fee through advance registration. For more information about upcoming shows and a complete schedule of events, please visit the Geneva Lakes Antique Boat Show website. For more information about the event host, The Abbey Resort, and packages available for the weekend of the show, please visit their website.

About The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa

Located just 80 miles from downtown Chicago and 50 miles from Milwaukee, The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa is a treasured icon and the only full-service resort on the shores of Lake Geneva. The resort completed a multi-million dollar renovation of the exterior, meeting space and common areas in 2013. The resort boasts a breathtaking setting on 90 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, award-winning dining and banquet facilities, nearby championship golf courses and a wide range of outdoor activities. This only scratches the surface of all the activities and offerings The Abbey Resort provides. With impeccable customer service, the team at The Abbey Resort consistently meets the needs and expectations of both guests and meeting planners. The 35,000 square-foot Avani Spa enhances the resort experience with innovative spa treatments and modern luxuries.

The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa is managed and operated by Benchmark Resorts and Hotels. For more information or reservations, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.