The show is postponed

The City of Franklin, rightly, has asked us to postpone both the Wooden Boat Show and the Bear Festival due to corona virus concerns. We hope to reschedule when the crisis has passed.
We’re disappointed, but we know the city did the right thing.
Will be back in touch! Be careful out there, ya’ll.

Emails from the BTWBS

Are you receiving our emails from the BTWBS? If not, please check your spam or junk folder. We seem to be having problems reaching some of our participants after a change in my email address some time back. An email from is a valid communication. We sent an email to everyone on our list Friday.

The show is CANCELLED

We are sorry to announce that the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show has been cancelled due to the threat of severe weather. The safety of our participants and visitors is utmost on our minds, and the decision was made this morning.
The Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival is still on.
Thank you all for your interest and understanding!

Weather update

NOTICE: As of today, Tuesday morning, we are leaning toward cancelling the show due to the weather. HOWEVER, there has been some improvement in the forecast, and with three days to go, we may change our decision, no later than Thursday. Please check this page for updates.

Eighth Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show is April 20-22

We’re starting to make plans for this year’s show! Please note that my email address has changed, the webmaster@ address is no longer valid, contact me at:

I think some people missed my mailings last year because the new address was unfamiliar.

There are no significant changes to the show’s usual fare: Great boats, great people and great food! More information as we have it, but mark your calendars, and hope to see everyone in historic downtown Franklin, Louisiana in April

Thank you for a great 2017 Show!

We appreciate each and every one of you so much! Hope to see everyone again next year.