Mahogany and Merlot kicks things off on Friday

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If you are a fan of craft beer as well as classic boats and vintage hydroplanes, then Lake Chelan is the place to be this weekend. The three day Mahogany and Merlot runs Friday through Sunday and the first ever Brews on the Bridge is set to take place on Sunday.

Up t0 10 vintage unlimited hydroplanes are expected in Chelan this weekend and will recreate the action and excitement of the glory years of boat racing. In past years, the event has showcased boats such as Miss Thriftway, Miss Budweiser, Miss Bardahl, Pay ‘n Pak and others. Exhibition races by the thunder boats will begin Friday and run through Sunday morning at the lower end of Lake Chelan and are presented by the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum. An estimated 25 restored limited hydroplanes and runabouts will also be a part of the show.

Saturday at Mahogany and Merlot will showcase a number of restored antique and classic mahogany boats such as Chris Craft, Gar Woods and Century. These boats will be moored in the city marina at Don Morse Park and are presented by the PNW Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. The event will also offer a vendor village and a beer and wine garden.

Speaking of beer, the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 1st Annual Brews on the Bridge event on Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Regional beers and ciders from more than a dozen breweries and cideries will be showcased.

The first time event will feature live music with Aaron Crawford as well as games, and of course iconic views from the old bridge in Historic Downtown Chelan. Ticket holders will be able to vote for their favorite pour and proceeds from the event has been earmarked for Chelan Valley Hope, an organization that provides assistance, advocacy and referral service to under resourced families and individuals in the Lake Chelan Valley. Tickets for the Sunday event on are sale now.

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