This pass is necessary for you to participate in all lotteries as well as auctions and includes food and drink (open bar for the duration of the event). Exhibitors will not be putting their show auctions online, meaning attendance is necessary to participate. The show format for the lottery will work in the manner that by buying this ticket you are automatically entered into every lottery being held during the show. There will be no need to go around table to table filling out sheets or anything of that nature. In order to maintain transparency, on the show floor, we will be displaying the random number generator used to select the lottery winners (your badge will have a random number on it when you pick it up from the registration desk). Five winners will be chosen for every knife and the maker will randomly select a numbered sheet for each lottery knife. Once the sheets have been placed by each knife the winners will have a designated amount of time to make their selections. There is no obligation to purchase any knives awarded to you during the lottery. Please see the schedule below for how long each winner has to make their selection.
Please sign up for our email list (click here and fill out the form just under the main banner) for new information regarding the show. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and the name used on the sales ticket must match that of the person picking up the ticket (absolutely no exceptions). If you purchase a ticket for someone else, you MUST fill out the notes section during checkout with the first and last name of the person(s) you have bought a ticket for. If you do not fill the notes with this information, you can email them to Matt@SliceFK.com, and if you do neither of the above your order may be canceled.
2024 date coming soon. Please see below for the show schedule and format.
For a list of exhibiting makers please click here and scroll down on this page.
The New Orleans Custom Knife Invitational will be held aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
There are several hotel options in the French Quarter and near the venue. Most are within a short walking distance of 5 to 10 minutes. We strongly recommend booking a room well in advance, as New Orleans will be hosting Jazz Fest the same weekend as the knife show.
If you are unable to book a hotel in close proximity, travel by car should not be too challenging but plan for traffic accordingly.
The address of the venue is:
- Creole Queen: 1 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hotels nearby (as a reminder, none of these hotels are affiliated with the show and the city has plenty of other options available.):
- Hilton Riverside: 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
- Harrahs Casino & Hotel: 228 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
- The Westin New Orleans: 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA, 70130
- Le Méridien New Orleans: 333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
*Subject to change*
4 PM Show registration opens at the Hilton Riverside in the Pelican Room
5:30 PM Attendees may begin boarding the Creole Queen
6 PM Show registration closes and show floor opens
7 PM Creole Queen disembarks from dock
7:30 PM lottery winners are announced
8 PM Deadline for 1st place lottery winners
8 PM Creole Queen returns to dock
8:15 PM Deadline for 2nd place lottery winners
8:20 PM Deadline for 3rd place lottery winners
8:25 PM Deadline for 4th place lottery winners
8:30 PM Deadline for 5th place lottery winners
*Makers auctions are ended at a time of their choosing between 8 PM and 10 PM.*
Please be sure to check their tables for the times they will be ending their auctions.
10 PM all auctions are closed
10:30 PM Show floor is closed