Now entering it’s 31st year in 2024, the Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival is anchored by the popular Cardboard Boat Regatta held on Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. Join us at the Seneca Harbor Park on Saturday, June 15th from 11am-8pm!
Food, Craft and non-profit vendors will be open from 11am along the Harbor Parking lots and grass. We will also have FREE Children’s Activities in the Cardboard Boat Concourse area, so be sure to check out the boats and the fun!
As always, a local favorite band will be playing in the large parking lot tent near Horseheads Brewing, following the award announcements.
Stroll through the Concourse de Cardboard, check out the cardboard boats and meet the crews. Then laugh and applaud the bold and adventurous Captains and Crews of the Cardboard Boat Regatta as they bravely sail their cardboard crafts from launch to finish line!
The Carboard Boat Regatta will begin promptly at 2pm. You will not want to miss this.
In addition to the races, a full lineup of food, beverage, and craft vendors will be onsite, as well as live music. Stay until the end to enjoy the music!
Just some of the fun you’ll see!
This festival would not be possible without our community sponsors. We appreciate everything you do to make this a success!
Current 2023 Sponsors are:
T-Shirt Sponsor: Perry & Carroll, Inc.
Band Stand Sponsor: Cargill, Inc.
Band Stand Sponsor: Maguire Cars
Start Line Sponsor: O’Hara Machinery
Start Line Sponsor: True Love Sailing
Finish Line Sponsor: Harbor Hotel
Finish Line Sponsor: Horseheads Brewing & Lilly Broadcasting
Finish Line Sponsor: Frog Hollow Marina & Oar House Waterfront Pub
Finish Line Sponsor: Cayuga Health
Captain Sponsor: Larson Design Group
Sustaining Sponsor: Nickel’s Pit BBQ
Prize Category Sponsor, “Best Theme”: NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
Prize Category Sponsor, “Best Sinking”: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
In-Kind Sponsor: Finger Lakes Dumpster Company
In-Kind Sponsor: Hills Party Tents
We are proud and appreciate to partner with Big Fox Media in Corning, NY on advertising and televising of our regatta. Thank you for all that you do!
This festival is made possible due to the tourism assistance program offered through Schuyler County and the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? There are more packages available! Please click the following link to access the Sponsorship Package: Waterfront Sponsorships 2023