Ropefest 2019 will be held April 27th from 8am-4pm.

This year we will have local craft vendors, educational booths and seminars, a live auction, food trucks, youth activities, rope splicing demonstrations and much more. Continue checking back to this page for updates as we get closer. We hope to see you there!


Update 4/24-SCHEDULE

8am- Doors open, Coffee/Donuts/Juice provided

8am-3pm- Onsite Splicing Services available

9am-4pm- Kids Activities and Crafts

10am-First Raffle Drawing

10am- Double Braid Splicing with Brent Brewer

10:30am- Rescue Demonstration with Frank Rogier and the Bristol County Tech Rescue Team

11am- Traditional Rope Making with Bob Dollar

11am-1:30pm- Sharks Come Cruisin' (2 sets)

11:45am- Meet Your Nonprofits

12pm- Live auction, all proceeds go to Nonprofits in attendance

12pm- Second Raffle Drawing

12:30pm- Tie your own specialty knot seminar with Erika Hamer

1pm- Tree Climbing and Self-Rescue with Pat Dolan

1:30pm- Intro to Rock Climbing with Michol Mendonca

2pm- Double Braid Splicing with Brent Brewer

3pm- Final Raffle Drawing

4pm- Doors Close


Update 4/12- Get excited for...


-Oxford Creamery's "Oxcart"

-Poppin' Mad Kettle Corn


-Sharks Come Cruisin'


-Paige's Paracord

-Busy Bee Nauticals

-Danger Close Paracord

-The Black Leash

-Bookflip Bookmarks


-the New Bedford Fire Department              -Schooner Ernestina

-New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center         -New Bedford Coast Guard Auxiliary

-Bristol County Tech Rescue                        -Herreshoff Museum 

-Buzzard Bay Coalition                                -Beetle Cat

-Community Boating of New Bedford                 -Low Tide Yacht Club

-SSV Oliver Hazard Perry


Live Auction:

Our auction will be benefitting local nonprofits and will feature items like $100 Gift Certificates, Custom line work and services, Family Fun Pack, Mystery Boxes and more!



Take a stroll down memory lane and see what Ropefest has been like through the years.