Britain’s biggest inland waterways event, Crick Boat Show is expected to attract over 26,000 visitors.
The event, which takes place at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, will be held across the Bank Holiday Weekend celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (3 – 5 June), with an extra Trade & Preview Day on 2 June.
As well as being the canal world’s biggest marketplace, showcasing the inland waterways industry with nearly 300 exhibitors, Crick Boat Show offers a fantastic day out with dozens of boats to view, free boat trips, free advice seminars on boat ownership, live music, children’s activities, a real ale marquee, and a large variety of food and drink stalls.
Peter Johns, publisher of Waterways World and show director, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2022 Crick Boat Show, back to full strength after the difficult last two years for live events – with some brand new features to be announced shortly! Crick Boat Show is firmly established as the top destination for waterways enthusiasts looking to buy a new boat, upgrade or improve their existing boat, for newcomers wanting to get afloat for the first time and for those seeking a day out by the water.
“Now in its 23rd year, the show hosts the largest display of new inland boats, both narrowboats and wide beams, and for three days it becomes Britain’s largest chandlery when almost 300 exhibitors bring together the complete range of equipment and materials for inland boating.
“Our extra ‘Trade & Preview Day’ on 2 June offers a maximum of 1,000 pre-booked visitors the opportunity to talk in-depth with companies offering equipment and services for inland boating and to see the boats before everyone else.”
Matthew Symonds, national boating manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: “Every year Crick Boat Show celebrates Britain’s fantastic network of canals and rivers. This year at the show we will be celebrating the Canal & River Trust’s 10th anniversary, looking back at what the charity has achieved alongside its volunteers, boaters and partners, since its formation in 2012.
“We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to Crick for a fantastic day out by the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line in the Northamptonshire countryside, with the chance to discover more about the recreation, health and wellbeing opportunities our waterways offer people today.”
The show will open from 10am until 6pm on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June. And until 5pm on Sunday 5 June. On Trade & Preview Day, Thursday 2 June, the Show will be open from 12 noon until 6pm for Preview Day Visitor ticket holders, and from 10am to 6pm for pre-registered Trade visitors. Evening entertainment will run from 7.30pm to 11.30pm on Thursday 2, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June.
Advance tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Crick Boat Show, saving up to 15 per cent on the entry price.
For Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June, adult tickets are £18.00 on the gate, £15.30 if purchased in advance. Entry for children aged 16 and under is free on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June. Three-day adult tickets are £40.00 on the gate, £34.00 in advance.
Tickets for the Trade & Preview Day on Thursday 2 June are only available in advance (from February 2022) and are priced at £25.00 each. Preview Day visitors will have access to an exclusive online bookings system for boat viewings on Thursday 2 June. The bookings system will open in early May 2022. Preview Day visitors will also receive a gift bag and a free hot drink.
All advance tickets will be sent out in May and delivery is free of charge. Advance tickets can be ordered online or by phone until 12 noon.
Camping pitch prices start at £45.00 for one night for a 6m x 6m pitch for a tent and car. Mooring costs start at £1.50 per foot.
For more information and to book tickets, camping pitches and moorings, visit www.crickboatshow.com
or call 01283 742970, Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.