Mark Your Calendar! Rope Fest 2018 — April 28th, New Bedford MA

Published by MM Editor on Tuesday, 17th April 2018 - 2:52PM



April 28, 2018

8:00am - 4:00pm


 R&W Rope

39 Tarkiln Place in New Bedford, MA 02745

Don't miss R&W Ropes signature event and biggest sale of the year! Demos, exhibitors, crafters, and instructional workshops throughout the day.

Don't forget, EVERYTHING in their 30,000 sq./ft. warehouse will be on sale from

20 - 40% off! *

*excluding standing rigging and systems, which are discounted 10%

Rope Fest is R&W Ropes biggest festival of the year. It's a demo day, instructional seminar, fair, and huge sale — all rolled into one fantastic event.

Some of the many demonstrations, exhibitions, promotions and tutorials include:

  • Splicing, winch maintenance, and hardware inspection tutorials from the R&W Rope - Rigging Solutions team
  • Rock climbing and outdoor product demos from R&W Rope Outdoors staff
  • Decorative knot tying exhibition
  • Climbing wall for all ages
  • Arborist and tree cutting demonstration
  • Lifesaving and rescue demonstration from Boston Fire Department trainers
  • Children's paracord crafts
  • Free food and refreshments
  • Gift Certificate and gift bag giveaways


See the latest gear and chat with manufacturers reps from companies like:

  • Kong USA
  • New England Ropes
  • Novabraid
  • Schaefer Marine
  • Sterling Rope
  • Several of our favorite local non-profits will be in attendance, including:
  • Buzzards Bay Coalition
  • Community Boating Center of New Bedford
  • Herreshoff Museum
  • Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey
  • New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
  • New Bedford Coast Guard Auxilliary

Shop and chat with some of our favorite partners, including:

  • Lindsay Tia
  • Fids & Fibers Arborist Splicing Workshop
  • Busy Bee Nauticals
  • Paige’s Paracord
  • Bête-Fleming
  • The Black Leash
  • Beetle Cat
  • Arborist Patrick Dolan
  • Boston Fire Department trainer Frank Rogier

Music by Sharks Come Cruisin

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