The Great Trent River Raft Race is Back!

June 18, 2022 at Union Point Park, New Bern, NC

Get ready for the Raft Race in 2022.
Set your calendar for June 18, 2022, and watch the website for updates in the coming weeks!

Watch Our Raft Race Videos


New This Year!

Plunderful Productions Present . . .  Circus Siren Pod’s Mermaids & Mr. Willis and the Pirates of the Loose Cannon Company.

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!


Event Information

Coming to New Bern NC on  Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Help us launch this year's event and make it the biggest of the season! We are looking for sponsors at all levels.

We had great attendance in 2019 and we’re expecting this year to be bigger still – Join us on event day as a vendor.


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!

The great news is…..we’re back – AGAIN for 2021!

Join the Fun - Design It, Build It, Race It!

Thanks To Our 2021 Event Sponsors!

Captain's Level

Thank You To Zaytoun-Raines - Our Event Title Sponsor!

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Live Mermaid & Pirate Kid Zone Sponsor

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Thank You To Our First Mate Level Sponsors!

2020 International Paper Logo

Thank You To Our Media Sponsors!


Thank You To Our Second Mate Level Sponsors!

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