Given that the weather forecast 5-10 days out keeps changing practically every minute, we do not feel comfortable trying to schedule a show only to have to pull the plug again. We had hoped to do something in the next 2-3 weeks, but it just doesn’t seem likely.
As of now, our hope is to wait for when/if the rainy season subsides and we can start getting more reliable indications of the weather. If that occurs before it gets unbearably hot, we will try to set a date. Even then it’ll be dicey, as we’d have to decide at least two weeks out to let everyone make plans to attend if they can.
If none of that works out, we’ll shoot for something in the fall, and if none of that plays out, we’ll shoot for 2016!
Thank you all for your patience. The rain that fell last Friday night in Franklin was over 5 inches, and it was far worse east and west of us, where folks would have been traveling to try to reach us. We know we made the right call, unpleasant as it was.
We will be in touch.


Everyone, the weather is just not going to allow us to continue. The Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show is off for this weekend.
We are considering another date to try again in the next few weeks. A lot of things will have to fall into place for that to happen, but we promise to keep you posted.
PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHERS in case I don’t reach everyone.
Thank you for your patience and support!


Folks, things are not much better. As of Wednesday at 3 p.m. I am showing 80% Friday, 70% Saturday and 60% Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, and that’s the best forecast I can find! The Weather Channel says 60/100/40, and Intellicast says the same.
If that’s not bad enough, I find 100% for New Orleans area Friday and Saturday and 80% Sunday. Our friends to the west will see 90/60/20 over the three days, and to the north, Alexandria, La. is 80/80/20 over three days.
I intend to make a final decision tomorrow morning, early, before noon at the very latest. Unless there is a dramatic change in the forecast, it’s very likely we will not hold the sixth show.
We are in discussions about rescheduling if this does happen, but those discussions are too early to reveal much in the way of concrete plans.
So bear with us, please, and watch your email, the website and our Facebook page for the final word on the subject Thursday morning.
Best regards and as always thank you for your support of the BTWBS,
Roger Stouff


Please keep checking this site and our Facebook page later in the week. We will be making a decision on the show Wednesday afternoon or early Thursday morning depending on the weather forecast at that time. Keep your fingers cross we get a break!


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We’re getting ready for April 17-19 adn the Sixth Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show. Everything’s falling right into place!
Looking forward to seeing everyone. Please let us know if you’re coming show a boat, if you haven’t already.


Happy New Year, everyone! We’re starting to get our acts together for the SIXTH Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show, to be held on the above dates in conjunction with the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival on the grounds of Parc sur la Teche in downtown Franklin, Louisiana.

Not much to report as yet, but we’ll keep you posted!


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Thank you to everyone who came to participate, to visit, and all the great folks who worked so hard to make this show a success. See you in 2015!


Show continues through Sunday about midday.





We’ll be waiting for everyone Friday afternoon and throughout the weekend. The weather looks gorgeous and the City of Franklin has been prepping the show grounds for our guests.

See you all there!

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