Registration is now open!

One of the area's most unique events, the Sparta Dragon Boat Festival is a perfect team-building opportunity for teams of 21 that can include friends, co-workers, neighbors, church members,sports teams, clubs or any group who would like to be part of this memorable day. All skill levels can participate, making it the ultimate team-building sport, requiring synchronicity and finesse--more than power-- to win. Click the Register Now button or complete this form:

Dragon Boat Races are held in 46-foot long boats, and teams compete in 250 meter heats. A team is comprised of 20 paddlers and one drummer. Each team in this positive, adrenaline-filled activity must include at least eight female paddlers and can include no more than ten participants between the ages of 13-15. If you cannot gather enough friends for a full team, simply register as many people as possible and the SEF will help fill out a full boat. A steersman is provided by the Sparta Dragon Boat Festival director. Each team will be invited to an on-water practice session on Lake Mohawk with a trained coach/steersperson prior to race day and every team competes in at least two heats on May 17. In addition to going out on the water, there is lots of fun to be had on the tent field where all the teams gather for the day, as well as food and fun on the Boardwalk.

New this year! If you are a current junior or senior in high school, you can compete with your friends and special pricing applies. Contact us at

If you are a paddler looking for a boat or a boat looking for a paddler, complete this form:


2019 results are in, view here:

Congratulations to the 2019 winning teams:

SA American Muscle
Defended their title for a second year in a row!

RDA Fitness
Crossfit Skylands

Click to see the 2019 photo gallery:

Click to see pictures from 2018:

  • 2019 Dragon Boat Festival

    2019 Dragon Boat Festival

  • Announcer Erik Hein and guest DJ kept the teams and crowd pumped up

    Announcer Erik Hein and guest DJ kept the teams and crowd pumped up

  • A close heat

    A close heat

  • We love our volunteers!

    We love our volunteers!