Wooden Boat Festival

October 17, 2020 - October 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


133 Mabel Dr.
Madisonville LA 70447

Celebrate the unique maritime history and culture of Louisiana! More than 100 antique and classic wooden boats, arts, crafts, food, children's activities, entertainment, quick'n dirty boat building contest and so much more! Free admission to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum with festival admission.

Presented by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, this premier family event attracts over one hundred classic boats, hundreds of spectator boats, and wooden boat and music enthusiasts for this two-day celebration.

The festival offers fun kids' activities in the Children's Village, fine arts and crafts booths, the Classic Car and Motorcycle Cruise-In, a Beer Garden with flat screen TV's and seating for football enthusiasts, and the Quick 'n Dirty Boat Building Contest and Parade on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per day for adults, $5 for seniors 65+, and free for children 12 and under and Active Duty Military (with ID). Same day unlimited re-entry. Your admission ticket gives you access to the Maritime Museum as well as the nighttime musical performances.

In addition to the weekend festival, supporters will enjoy the Maritime Mania Kick-Off Party on Friday at 7:30 pm. The gala party ticket includes one free ticket for the festival. Visit the website for information on Gala tickets and sponsorships.


General Information
  • Family Friendly