Saturday, May 27, 2023, 10am-3pm

Hosted at Little Bohemia Lodge on Little Star Lake

Join us at Little Bohemia Lodge for a great day of classic and custom car & boat viewing, informative pontoon rides on Little Star Lake being sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Historical Society and the North Lakeland Discovery Center, live music, demonstrations, food and beverages offered for sale by Little Bohemia, free kids' games, and a thrilling awards presentation.

The Manitowish Waters Classic and Custom Car & Boat Show, will be located on the grounds of Little Bohemia, conveniently located along Hwy 51 and the shore of Little Star Lake. Little Star is one of lakes that make up the Manitowish Waters’ legendary 10-lake Chain; a popular vacationing place, nestled within the great Northwoods of Wisconsin. Come experience the hospitality of our staff and community, learn about the history of Little Bohemia and its connection to John Dillinger, and enjoy the day admiring some of the finest classic and custom cars, trucks, canoes, and outboard motors that are among the best of collections in Northern Wisconsin.

Visit with old friends, and make new ones. Spend the day, or stay longer. Relax in the beauty of Manitowish Waters and Vilas County.


We welcome you to participate in Manitowish Water's Classic and Custom Car & Boat Show!

Limited space is available in water so register soon!

We have space for boats to be displayed on land as well.

Use the form below to register your
Car, Truck, Boat, Canoe, or Outboard Motor.

A boat launch is available at Greer's Pier,
located on Hwy 51 and the bridge

in Manitowish Waters.


Event Schedule


Saturday, May 28

8am - 10am: Registration (Little Bohemia Lodge)

10am - 3pm:

  • Show Open to the Public (no pets please)
  • Concessions & food brought to you by Little Bohemia Lodge
  • Educational and informative booths on water safety, the impact of cars and boats on the area, managing invasive species, and others

10am - 1:30pm, running on the half-hour:

  • Pontoon Tours with the Manitowish Waters Historical Society - John Dillinger Facts,

11am - 2pm: Live Music by Bret & Frisk

2pm: Awards Ceremony

Classes & Awards

46 Awards to be presented! 18 Certificates!
1st and 2nd place in each class, 3rd place certificates for all classes

1949 & Before
1950 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - 1979
1980 - 1999
2000 - Present

1949 & Before
1950 - 1969
1970 - 1999
2000 - Present

Historic up to 1918
Antique 1919 - 1942
Classic 1943 - 1975
Late Classic 1976 - 1997
Contemporary 1998 - Present

No Classes

People's Choice
Cars / Trucks
Boats / Canoes

Best In Show
Boat / Canoe


Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Name with link to your website on the webpage
  • Logo at top of posters
  • Logo included on select event print ads
  • Social media recognition
  • Logo on schedule of events
  • Name with link to your website on the webpage
  • Logo at bottom of posters
  • Social media recognition
  • Name of schedule of events
  • Name with link to your website on the webpage
  • Name on posters
  • Social media recognition
  • Display boat and booth on grounds
  • Name with link to your website on homepage of
  • Social media recognition
  • Name on homepage of

Contact Us

Manitowish- Water-LogoManitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 251
Hwy 51 & Airport Road
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545

Tel: 715-543-8488
[email protected]