2020 Poquoson Seafood Festival Work Boat Races

Notice Effective May 8, 2020

The Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Races will not be held this year - October 2020. The Workboat Races will be cancelled due to the uncertainty of events. Please support our sponsors and businesses that supported the Races through the years. We hope to resume at a later date. 

The Chesapeake Bay Deadrise Workboat Race Committee

The Workboat race will hopefully resume September 2021 with a date to be announced.




Special Thanks to our Race Sponsors for 2019

as of 10/1/19

Pomoco Nissan of Hampton, Waterfront Development, Jordan Marine, Julian Ann Seafood, Brown Enterprises, LLC.

L.D Amory Seafood

B & C Seafood

Danny’s Auto Glass & Mirror


Aaron Tatem

Sam Rust Seafood, Inc.

Surf Rider Restaurant

Engle Construction

Kathleen McKone Realtor

York River Yacht Haven

Bill Forrest Seafood

Canvas Docktors, LLC

Miss Mary Seafood

Poquoson Diner

Quality Home Inspections

Diggs Diesel, LLC

Pete’s Towing


Sword’s Marine

In-Kind Contributions from

Joeys Sign & Lettering, Islander Trophies & Engraving, Chesapeake Jewelers

Poquoson Work boat Races and Kick-Off Party

One of the most prestigious Work boat Races in the Hampton Roads area is conducted on Poquoson’s Back River with Chesapeake Bay Dead Rise Boats and other working craft. Hundreds of spectators enjoy this annual salute to the Working Watermen of Hampton Roads.