Crick Boat Show returns

Published: Monday, 17 January 2022

THE Crick Boat Show returns in all its glory after being decimated for two years by Coronavirus.

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It will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the 3rd to 5th of June, with an extra Trade & Preview Day on Thursday 2nd June.

Billed as Britain’s biggest inland waterways event, Crick Boat Show is organised by Waterways World in association with Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina and in the past attracted over 20,000 visitors.

In the past the event attracted nearly 300 exhibitors, 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.

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

“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 exhibitors bring together the complete range of equipment and materials for inland boating.

“Our extra ‘Trade & Preview Day’ on Thursday 2nd 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.”

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For Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th 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 the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Opening times

The Show will open from 10am until 6pm on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June. And until 5pm on Sunday 5th June. On Trade & Preview Day, Thursday 2nd 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.

(Photographs of the 2019 show by narrowboatworld.)