Paddle up to the Riverhead Cardboard Boat Races

cardboard boat race

Turn your spare cardboard into a boat and a grab a paddle because this weekend is the fourth annual Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race.

The popular event organized by the Riverhead Business Improvement District draws thousands to the Peconic Riverfront for a day of fun, food and friendly competition.

Held together by only duct tape these cardboard boats are nothing short of creative. In addition to the prizes awarded to the fast paddlers, trophies are handed out for the most creative boat, best-costumed crew and even for best-themed boat.

The race kicks off Saturday, June 29 at 12 p.m. with the Youth Regatta for ages 12 and under. Then there will be the Riverhead Yacht Club Regatta for single occupants, the Peconic River Special for barges of pontoons and last the Grand National Regatta or the “anything goes race.”

Be sure to look for Times/Review reporters Cyndi Murray and Carrie Miller in the Riverhead News-Review entry!

Check out photos of last year’s Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race below: