Extra Trade and Preview Day at Crick Show

Published: Thursday, 30 January 2020

THIS year's Crick Show will feature an extra Trade and Preview Day on the Friday before the main show to allow the trade the opportunity to do business in a more relaxed atmosphere.

The show, as normal, is being is organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina and will take place over the Spring Bank Holiday, Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th May at Crick Marina.

BoatsBiggest marketplace

In addition to being regarded as the canal world’s biggest marketplace, showcasing the inland waterways industry with nearly 300 exhibitors, the show offers a day out for all the family with dozens of boats to look around, free boat trips, live music, children’s activities, a real ale marquee, gin bar, and a large variety of food and drink stalls.

Evening entertainment is included in the ticket price each day. On the Saturday night Mercury’s choreographed stage show will mix harmonies and intricate guitar work with authentic costumes, showmanship and energetic performances.

On the Sunday night, rhythm and blues band Dr Feelgood will perform hits such as ‘She Does it Right’, ‘Roxette’, ‘Back in the Night’ and ‘Milk and Alcohol’.

WhiteMillsGreat family day out

Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World and Show Director, tells:

“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our 2020 Crick Boat Show, the UK’s largest inland waterways festival. Whether people are boating enthusiasts wanting to buy boating products and services, or just looking for a great family day out by the water, there’s lots to see and do at Crick Boat Show.

“Across the four show days, a total of 15 acts will perform an eclectic mix of music live in the Wheatsheaf Marquee from noon till night.”

Ticket prices

For Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May, adult tickets are £16.50 on the gate, £14.00 if purchased in advance.  Entry for children aged 16 and under is free. Senior citizens and concessions are £15.00 on the gate, £12.75 in advance.  Three-day adult tickets are £35.00 on the gate, £29.75 in advance.  Three-day senior citizen or concession tickets are £32.00 on the gate, £27.20 in advance.

BoatsOtherTickets for the Trade & Preview Day on Friday 22 May are only available in advance and are priced at £19.50 each. Preview Day visitors will have access to the VIP marquee and can pick up a Show gift bag on arrival.  Preview Day visitors will also have exclusive access to an online bookings system to guarantee their viewings of boats on Friday 22 May. The bookings system will open in late April 2020.

Order by phone or online

All advance tickets will be sent out in May and delivery is free of charge.  Advance tickets can be ordered by phone until 4pm on Friday 15th May 2020 and online until midnight on Sunday 17th May.  Camping pitch prices start at £36.00 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 5pm.

[The photographs are from the 2019 show as published in narrowboatworld.]