Fourth annual Shootout on the Sabine announced

Published 7:12 pm Saturday, May 6, 2017

From staff reports

The City of Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau will be hosting the 4th Annual “Shootout on the Sabine” DSRA Drag Boat Races.

The event will be held 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20  and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at the City of Orange Boat Ramp.  There will be no charge to attend the family friendly event.

This event will include 50 to 60 racers from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  The “Shootout on the Sabine” boat races differ from the yearly event in September as this is a dragboat racing event where two boats race side-by-side on a straight course instead of a circular course like the races in September.

Depending on the classification, speeds of more than 100 mph are possible.

Food, drink, and adult beverage vendors will be on site serving fajitas, nachos, beignets, links, red beans and rice, corn on the cob, and much more. There will be a children’s activity area, which will include a dunking booth, bungee jumper, and carnival games. Craft vendors will also be on-site.

Live entertainment by Jamie Bergeron and Kickin Cajuns will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, the City of Orange Boat Ramp.

No dogs, no pets, and no coolers allowed at the City Boat Ramp.

For additional information, please contact the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at 409-883-1011 or online at