Crick Boat Show cancelled

Published: Monday, 16 March 2020

THERE will be no Crick Boat Show over the Late May Bank Holiday weekend this year.

The organisers have been closely monitoring the evolving public health advice regarding coronavirus and have taken the decision to cancel the show, but with the possibility of it being re-scheduled for later in the year, with its Show Director, Peter Johns explaining:

Health is paramount

"The health of visitors, exhibitors, volunteers, contractors, suppliers and our staff is paramount and with the currently projected duration of the Covid-19 outbreak, it has become clear that now is the right time for us to postpone the 2020 Show.

“We are aware that the Show is critical to many waterway-related businesses and is the highlight of the waterways calendar for many visitors, so we will be working hard to find a suitable alternative date later in the year.  A number of other events have re-scheduled and we will work as quickly as possible on our own plans.

“With around 40 key suppliers to work with on their availability we would ask for support and patience while we evaluate all of the possibilities.  We will make a further announcement on new dates as soon as possible.  A number of exhibitors have already encouraged us by favouring this approach.”

The annual event, which takes place at Crick Marina near Daventry, is organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina.

Canal & River Trust fully support the decision of Waterways World to announce the postponement of the show to a later date in the year and will work with them closely to secure an alternative date.