Food & Drink Vendors

We will have food and beverage vendors on the north side of the Cut west of the Montlake Bridge. This year we are excited to welcome the following vendors at Windermere Cup:

Chayen Coffee Trailer

Crew Cup Coffee Roasters 

Dante's Inferno Dogs

Island Blends Acai


Mini…The Dough Nut

Munch Munch

Pilgrim Coffee House

Sugar + Spoon

Wood Shop BBQ

Stay tuned for more! If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact us at

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There is fun for everyone along shores of the Montlake Cut!

Awards Stage – Starting at 12:30 p.m. there will be an award ceremony on the north side of the Montlake Cut, west of the Montlake Bridge

Bouncy House for Kids – Children 10 and under can enjoy the Pirate Ship bouncy house

Build a Boat Station - Presented by The Home Depot, children can build their own souvenir boat to take home

Dawg Pack Student Section – Current University of Washington students have access prime seating for races and parade

Merchandise – Windermere Cup gear and commemorative items will be for sale on the northwest side of the cut and on the log boom

Photo Booth – jump in the photobooth for lasting memories

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Windermere Cup Merchandise

2020 Windermere Cup Merchandise Coming Soon!

WC merchandise


The viewing areas along the north and south shores of the Montlake Cut on race day are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may also watch from the Montlake Bridge. The bridge closes to car traffic from 9:40 AM - 3:00 PM and you can watch the races from the bridge from 9:40 AM -11:45 AM, but you need to be off the bridge by noon when the cannon blast signals the beginning of the Boat Parade. That is when the bridge goes up to let the boats through.

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Yes, there are a select group of food and beverage vendors on the north side of the Cut west of the Montlake Bridge.

The area around the Montlake Cut gets very congested on the morning of the races. Consider taking Metro, Light Rail or riding your bike down to the event.

The Windermere Cup races begin at 10:00 a.m. but the Montlake Bridge closes to car traffic at 9:40 a.m. It is best to arrive between 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. to get a spot on the Cut to watch the races.

After the races, all of the competing crews, with the exception of the teams competing in the Windermere Cup and Erickson Cascade Cup, will wait at the west end of the Montlake Cut in Portage Bay until all the races are over and then they will row back through the Cut to the Conibear shellhouse to put their boats away. This creates quiet a spectacle every year. Afterward there is an awards ceremony on the JumboTron Stage on the North side of the Montlake Cut, west of the Montlake Bridge, where awards are handed out, approximately between 12:30 - 2:00 PM. Many of the athletes gather there after the races.

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