Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show

Wooden boat owners and enthusiasts will gather along historic and scenic Bayou Teche in downtown Franklin, Louisiana for the sixth Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show set for April 17-19.

The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show has become one of the fastest-growing venues for wooden vessels, both antique and modern, in the Southeast, yet it remains a laid-back event held in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival, both set along Parc sur la Teche in Franklin.

Past shows have featured hand-crafted Cajun skiffs and bateaus of cypress, wooden sailboats, classic Chris Craft, Garwood, Correct Craft, Lyman and Thompson runabouts, cypress pirogues and dugouts, as well as many other varieties of boats from various regions of the United States and abroad.

In addition, the second annual Cajun Classique antique and classic boat cruise will depart April 13 from Arnaudville, Louisiana and traverse the communities of Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville and New Iberia, before ending in Franklin where the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show will be in progress. The cruise is about 90 miles and goes through four parishes along the Bayou Teche - recently named an America’s Scenic Byway and part of the National Park Service Water Trails System.


April 17 - 19, 2015

Downtown Franklin along the Bayou Teche 

Be sure to check out special hotel rates for the event.