New Richmond, Ohio: Cardboard Boat Museum, Race
- 311 Front St., New Richmond, OH
- Front St. (overlooking the mighty Ohio River). Take US52, 20 minutes East of Cincinnati, (10 minutes east of Coney Island) turn right at Front St, the first Traffic light as you come into town on the 4 lane highway.
- Tu 4-7, Sa-Su 9-5, or whenever the garage door is open. (Call to verify)
- Free, donations appreciated.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Cardboard Boat Museum, Race
A race of handmade cardboard watercraft annually flounders down the Ohio River. Some of the best and strangest are exhibited. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [08/07/2011]
Visitor Tips and News About Cardboard Boat Museum, Race
The 24th Annual International Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held on the third weekend in August, during the Annual RiverDays Festival. Call for specifics. New Richmond is often referred to as "America's Cardboard Boat Racing Capital" and is home to the world's only Cardboard Boat Museum.[Ray Perszyk, 07/13/2016]
Cardboard Boat Regatta
This year we will host our 22nd annual International Cardboard Boat Regatta, held on the Ohio River in New Richmond, Ohio. Twenty minutes up river (east) of Cincinnati. We had 70 entries in 2013 and expect more this year.[Ray Perszyk, 01/10/2014]
Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 16, and start dumpster-diving for cardboard now. The Cardboard Boat Museum, a shrine to watercraft from previous races, is open year-round.
Cardboard Boat Race
August 19-21 2011: 3 day river town festival...continuous live music, events for kids and adults, car show, fireworks, and paddle wheeler dinner cruises. Saturday features the 19th Annual Cardboard Boat Race (50 boats competed in 2010. Boats are constructed using only cardboard, duct tape and paint, crew ages ranged from 7-72 years in single and multi crewed boats. There were 23 trophies for fabulous sinkings, creativity and speed events.
Fri - 5-11 pm, Sa 9 am-11 pm, Su 9 am - 5 pm. More info: 513-910-9153[Ray Perszyk, 06/27/2011]
Cardboard Boat Regatta and Museum
Small towns all over the USA represent the core character of America. New Richmond's location on the Ohio River bank adds a hint of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer nostalgia to the mix.
The New Richmond on the Ohio Cardboard Boat Regatta and the three day RiverDays event bring families from the Tri-State and beyond together for a weekend of unusual and unique river competition and celebration.
The 2010 Cardboard Boat Race included 50 incredible hand-crafted boats and water vehicles, substantially adding to the previous year's entries, resulting in standing room only for the spectators. Racers ages ranged from 8-72 years old and we have had crews of 1- 6 in single and multi-crew boats...we expect even more competitors in 2011.
Visit the World's ONLY Cardboard Boat Museum.[Cardboard Boat Ray, 02/05/2011]