Welcome to the Waterford Tugboat Roundup Web Site
Join us in Waterford, NY September 5th, 6th and 7th for the 2014 Waterford Tugboat Roundup and take a tour of the tugs, enjoy the music, shop the vendors and taste the food.
Let the kids enjoy the clowns, face-painting, puppet shows, pony rides and games.
There are tour boat rides on the Hudson and through the locks.*
And then - the Saturday night Fireworks.
Free admission to the entire event. See our full 2013 Tugboat Roundup Schedule for a good sampling on what happens during the Roundup.
This is a family fun, fully entertaining festival in the Capital District.
For one weekend each year, Waterford’s historic waterfront is transformed back into a rendering of its commercial heyday during which names like Godfrey, Coyne, Bushey, Matton, Kehoe, and Cowles figured so prominently. Tugs new and old moor stem to stern for adulation and education, enchanting the young and reminding the young at heart of days gone by.
The event is produced annually the Town of Waterford and supported by many generous corporate sponsors. Always held the weekend after Labor Day, the festival has grown steadily and attracts approximately 25,000 people to this sleepy canal town in the heart of upstate New York’s Capital Region. In addition to tours of the vessels and other displays, there is an ample supply of music, food, children’s activities, vendors, boat rides, fireworks, and family fun.
The Waterford Tugboat Roundup – where maritime history comes alive.