Spectator Information


2022 Map and Schedule

Saturday, June 18, 2022 – The Great Trent River Raft Race 

7:00am: Vendor load in begins (must be loaded in by 9:00am)

8:30am: Raft load in begins (must be loaded in by 10:00am, including tents on the field)

10:00am: Park opens to the public (can set up tents, umbrellas & chairs, but must be hauled in, no vehicles)

10:20am: Louisa Reno sings National Anthem

10:30am: The Loose Cannon Company Show

10:40am: Marz Aerial Arts & Fitness Show

11:00am: Anything that Floats Race

11:30am: The Loose Cannon Company Pirate Encampment - Blackpowder demonstration, cannon drill, cannon fire

11:40am: Marz Aerial Arts & Fitness Show

12:00pm: Paddle Race

12:30pm: The Loose Cannon Company Pirates - Blackpowder demonstration, small arms, muskets, blunderbuss, pistols, edged weapons, swords, boarding axes, and boarding pikes!

12:45pm: Marz Aerial Arts & Fitness Show

1:00pm: Peddle Race

1:15pm: The Loose Cannon Company Pirates Water Battle - Pirates vs Kid Militia

2:00pm: Classic Race

2:30pm: Sailing Crew Race

3:00pm: Motley Tones Band

3:30pm: Awards Ceremony

4:00pm: Motley Tones Band

5:00pm Clean up

Our Judges

Sheriff Chip Hughes, Craven County
Chief Patrick Gallagher, City of New Bern Police
Caroline Nelson (Pirate Judge)

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

We are encouraging families to bring small tents (no larger than 12 x 12) canopies or umbrellas t along with chairs and make a day of it with us.

Space is limited and first come first serve so get there early.  We will NOT reserve space for spectators!

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.


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

Check out Visit New Bern for a list of lodging options.

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