"Best Festival Ever!"

Jim K., Covington, LA

"Really Nice Boats"

Robert G., Rockledge, FL

"A Fun Day for the Whole Family"

Louise S., New Orleans, LA

"Great Food & Drinks!"

Chester K., Stratford, NJ

"My Kids Loved It!"

Mary W., Seattle, WA

"My Brother Goes Every Year"

Lynn W., Boone, NC

The Gulf Coast's Best Boat Festival

Please join us on October 10 & 11 for the 2015 Wooden Boat Festival and celebrate the unique maritime history and culture of Louisiana. From canoes to pirogues, bateaux and steamboats, Louisiana’s unique maritime history and culture, it's all here at the Wooden Boat Festival.

2014 Festival Bird's-eye View

Bird's-eye view of the 2015 Wooden Boat Festival on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, Louisiana with footage of the Quick 'n' Dirty contest.

2014 Commemorative Poster

Fun for the Whole Family!

Every year the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum pays tribute to the hand crafted wooden boats of the Gulf Coast. Hundreds of boats will line the banks of the Tchefuncte River as 30,000 wooden boat enthusiasts come to celebrate the wonders of wood and water.

Free Parking, Contests, Parades, Music!

Plenty of free parking, contests, parades, music, good food, crafts, artists and easy access make the Wooden Boat Festival one of the most popular events in the South. We welcome you to the 2015 Wooden Boat Festival, created to highlight what makes Louisiana’s maritime history great! Start your discovery of the history and culture of wooden boats with us!