The Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival celebrates 30 years on the banks of the beautiful Tchefuncte River on October 12-13, 2019. 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. The music and entertainment lineup will be announced as the event nears.
In addition to the weekend festival, supporters will enjoy the Maritime Mania Kick-Off Party on Friday, October 11, 7:30 pm. The gala party ticket includes one free ticket for the festival. Visit the website for information on Gala tickets and sponsorships.
Come out and celebrate the unique maritime history and culture of Louisiana!
Take interstate I-12 to exit 59, Louisiana Highway 21. Follow Highway 21 south to Madisonville.
Since parking by festival grounds is very limited, parking at one of the off-site parking lots is recommended. Park for free at Sam's Club (69630 Stirling Blvd., Covington) and ride the convenient fest shuttle to Madisonville, right to festival grounds. On-site handicapped parking is limited.