The Great Trent River Raft Race 2023!
Set your calendar for June 24, 2023, and watch the website for updates in the coming weeks!
The Tryon Palace Fife & Drum Corps
The Tryon Palace Fife & Drum Corps is participating in the Opening Ceremony AND they will also hang around for a second performance!
Bryan Mayer will be performing at the Captain’s Party as well as Special Appearance at the Opening Ceremony at the Raft Race on Saturday.
Our Raft Race Judges
Our judges for 2023, Sheriff Chip Hughes (Craven County), Caroline Nelson (Pirate Judge),
and Chief Patrick Gallagher (New Bern Police Department)
A Day of Family Fun
Fun for all the family on and off the water!
Bring On Your Raft Designs!
Gather family and friends to build a prize-winning raft!
Win Your Event Category...
And create history on the Trent River!
The Great Trent River Raft Race is back AGAIN!
In the 70’s and early 80’s there was an event….an event that drew thousands to the shores of the Trent River to watch a spectacle like no other. Hundreds of participants built homemade rafts and raced in The Great Trent River Raft Race
A couple of decades later the race is back!
June 2018 saw the successful return of the race to New Bern NC – folks from all over the State grabbed their paddle boards, jumped on their kayaks, built paddle and pedal rafts and got together with friends for a fantastic day of fun on the water!