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 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

Invited Makers for 2024

Show Schedule

Show Schedule

3:30 PM Show registration opens at the Hilton Riverside (Pelican Room)

5:15 PM Attendees may begin boarding the Creole Queen

5:45 PM Show registration closes

6:00 PM 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

8:10 PM Deadline for 2nd place lottery winners

8:15 PM Deadline for 3rd place lottery winners

8:20 PM Deadline for 4th place lottery winners

8:25 PM Deadline for 5th place lottery winners

**Please see auction end times on the table below**

10:30 PM Show floor is closed