Introducing the

New Orleans Custom Knife Invitational

The Venue

Hotel information

There are several hotel options in the French Quarter and near the venue. Most are within a short walking distance of 5 to 10 minute. 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

Invited Makers for 2023

Show Schedule

*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