LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza

LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza

Join us for a Guinness World Record attempt at Raft-a-Palooza – in the attempt for the largest free-floating raft of canoes + kayaks on August 3rd!

On Sunday, August 3rd, NH LAKES’ LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza, presented by Binnie Media, will take over Endicott Rock Park on Lake Winnipesaukee’s Weirs Beach in Laconia on the hunt for Guinness gold.

Raft-a-Palooza is an attempt to capture the Guinness World Record for the largest free floating raft of canoes and kayaks; our sights are set on more than 2,100 boats.

In addition to offering a fun-filled day of paddling and on-shore entertainment, LakeFest also educates the boating public about the vital Clean, Drain & Dry! technique to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.


Inexpensive canoe + kayak rentals are available during online registration at – reserve a boat + it will be waiting for you on the beach!


NH LAKES’ LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza
Presented by Binnie Media

Sunday, August 3, 2014
7:00 am: Registration opens

*New this year: registration + check-in will be located in the Lobster Pound’s parking lot. Boat drop-off + pick-up are still on Lakeside Ave. along Endicott Rock Park. Drop off your boats, then head to the Lobster Pound for parking. Free shuttle bus will run continuously between Endicott Rock Park + the Lobster Pound (though it’s also a very easy walk across the street).

8:00 am: Festival opens
11:00 am: Raft-up
3:00 pm: Festival closes

(Early bird check-in + boat drop will be available on Sat. 8/2)

Family-friendly fun & educational on-water rafting event & on-land festival

Endicott Rock Park at Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, Laconia, NH

To Volunteer!

We have a stellar team of volunteers doing great work on our LakeFest Planning Team – so grateful for these folks! If you’d like to join their ranks, we’re recruiting for the following Planning Team roles. If you’re interested, please shoot us an e-mail. Plenty of event day volunteer roles also open – click here to learn more + thanks!
• Antique/Unique Boat Display Coordinator
• Overseer of Parking @ Lobster Pound
• Traffic Coordinator for Endicott Rock Park (Weirs Beach)
• Coordinator of On-Water Check-in + Guinness Auditors

In-Kind Donations Needed

If you have these items to share, or have contacts with individuals/businesses who can help, please let us know!

• Pressure Washers
• Quiet Generators
• Gazebo/Stage
• Segway
• Solar Panels (as generator alternatives)
• Tents (from pop-up/EZ-up to function size)
• Box Truck (for use Fri. 8/1 – Mon. 8/4)
• Passenger Van + Driver (early AM + late afternoon Sun. 8/3)
• PA Sound System
• Pontoon Boat with Crew (Sun. 8/3)
• Folding Tables (6′-8′ long, plastic)
• Folding Chairs (lightweight, ideally plastic)


14 Horseshoe Pond Lane
Concord, NH 03301
P: (603) 226-0299




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