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The 16th Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival will be held at Crick Marina near Daventry in Northamptonshire on 23-25 May 2015.
The annual event, which attracts over 25,000 visitors, is organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina.
As well as showcasing the inland waterways industry with over 250 exhibitors from across the canal world, the Crick Boat Show offers a fantastic day out for all the family. Entertainment includes boat trips, daytime and evening live music, a real ale marquee, free children’s entertainment and a large variety of food and drink stalls.
Peter Johns, publisher of Waterways World and show director, says: “Despite some of the terrible weather we experienced at our 2014 show we still received a record number of visitors. This is testament to the British spirit to enjoy a great day out, irrespective of the conditions. We are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2015 event.
"The Crick Boat Show combines the best in the canal boating world with a fun family day out alongside the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line. As the UK’s only inland waterways boat show, Crick is an unmissable opportunity to celebrate and enjoy our cherished inland waterways and all that they offer.”
“Every element of boating business will be represented, from holiday hire companies to boat brokers offering used boats for sale, to engine manufacturers and every conceivable piece of boating equipment. Over 250 exhibitors will be present with up to 50 brand new canal boats for visitors to climb aboard and inspect – the perfect opportunity for aspiring boat owners to see a wide choice of styles in a single place.”
There will be seminars to learn about boating, and discover the latest developments for boaters and liveaboards, including Q&A sessions with a panel of boating experts, including Canal & River Trust representatives and Waterways World magazine experts.
The Crick Boat Show 2015 will be open from 10am until 6pm every day except Monday 25 May, when it closes at 5pm. Tickets to the event are now on sale, and mooring and camping is also available. For more information visit www.crickboatshow.com, call 01283 742970 or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/crickboatshow.
To enquire about exhibiting contact Ian Sharpe on 01283 742977 or email email@example.com.
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