Advance tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Crick Boat Show, saving up to 15 per cent on the entry price. The event, which takes place at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, will be held 25-27 May, with an extra Trade & Preview Day to be held on Friday 24 May.
Now Britain’s biggest inland waterways event, Crick Boat Show is expected to attract over 26,000 visitors.
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 for all the family with dozens of boats to look round, 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, says: "We are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2019 Crick Boat Show, established as the top destination for waterways enthusiasts looking to upgrade or improve their boat, for newcomers wanting to get afloat for the first time and for those seeking a day out by the waterways.
"Now in its 20th 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 nearly 300 exhibitors bring together the complete range of equipment and materials for inland boating.
"This year we are adding an extra ‘Trade & Preview Day’ on Friday 24 May, for exhibitors, invited waterway related businesses and a maximum of 1,000 pre-booked visitors looking for better access to view boats and talk with the specialist equipment and service suppliers."
Matthew Symonds, strategy & engagement manager for boating for the Trust, adds: "Every year Crick Boat Show, celebrates Britain’s fantastic network of canals and rivers. We believe that waterways have the power to make a real difference to people’s lives and recent research now provides evidence that spending time by water makes us all healthier and happier.
"This year we are celebrating the 20th Crick Boat Show and 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, for the chance to discover more about the recreation, health and wellbeing opportunities our waterways offer people today."