Events Schedule 2020


Saturday, September 12th – The Great Trent River Raft Race 

Opening Ceremony & Park Opens to the Public    10:00 a.m.
National Anthem (Alisa Evans Mike & The Bandit Flight Team).  10.00 a.m.      

Kayak/Canoe Race    11:30 a.m.
Paddle Raft Race         1:00 p.m.
Pedal Raft Race           2:00 p.m.
Manufactured Hull Race        2:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony      4:00 p.m.

Special Appearances
DJ FOX Feltman    10:00 a.m  to 2:00 p.m.
Bryan Mayer & Band        2:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Brian North & Lauren Arnott, WCTI-12        12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Our Judges         

Sheriff Chip Hughes, Craven County

Sheriff Danny Heath, Jones County

District Attorney Scott Thomas, District 4 
City of New Bern, Mayor Dana Outlaw     
City Manager, Mark Stephens
Former County Commissioner, Steve Tyson 

Bandit Flight Team [learn more here]

Flyover Air Show – at the Opening Ceremony

Flyover Air Show – at the Awards Ceremony

Random flyovers throughout the day.

 Note! Kid’s Zone activities are for kids aged 12 and under!

Please Note! No coolers, backpacks or weapons will be allowed into Union Point Park. No food or drink can be brought into the park.

We encourage you to support the many food and beverage vendors that will be on-hand for the event. Lawn-chairs, blankets, strollers, and small umbrellas are all allowed in the park.

Rent a Party Tent Space! – A limited amount of 10’ x 10’ spaces will be rented out between the band tent and the Gazebo for $25 each. This will be the only place spectator tents will be allowed. Buy A Tent Space Ticket Here



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If you’re traveling to our event from outside of New Bern, why not spend a couple days in town! We have many great lodging options for any budget. 


Thanks To Our 2020 Event Sponsors!

Captain's Level

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

Thank You To Our First Mate Level Sponsors!

Thank You To Our Media Sponsors!

Thank You To Our Second Mate Level Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsors

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