Crick Boatshow 2023
Crick Boat Show 2023 is set to be the most exciting edition of Britain’s largest and most popular inland waterways festival. Taking place this weekend (Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May) at the picturesque Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire. Organized by Waterways World in association with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Waterside and Marina, Crick Boat Show 2023 is expected to host over 26,000 visitors and showcase the best of the inland waterways industry.
Highlights and Attractions
Boats on Display
Crick Boat Show 2023 features an impressive range of over 30 new boats for visitors to view and explore. A selection of pre-owned boats is also on show, catering to various budgets and preferences.
Boat Handling Taster Courses
Visitors can participate in boat handling taster courses, gaining valuable insights into the intricacies of navigating the waterways. These hands-on sessions, led by experienced skippers, are perfect for beginners and seasoned boaters looking to hone their skills.
On the Quayside
The bustling quayside plays host to a wide array of exhibitors showcasing the latest boating equipment, technology, and services. From boat builders and brokers to chandlery suppliers and canal organizations, the quayside is the perfect place to learn about the industry and find inspiration for your next boating adventure.
The Show Village
The Show Village features stands and exhibits from diverse businesses, offering everything from clothing and accessories to artwork and souvenirs. This vibrant area will provide plenty of shopping opportunities and the chance to discover new products and services.
Food & Craft Marquee
The Food & Craft Marquee houses an enticing selection of artisanal food and drinks stalls alongside various craft exhibitors. From sweet treats and savoury delights to handmade gifts and unique crafts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Crick Boat Show 2023 will feature live music throughout the weekend, providing a lively atmosphere and the perfect soundtrack for a day at the marina. From local bands to talented solo artists, visitors can enjoy a diverse range of musical styles while taking in the sights and sounds of the festival.
The show offers plenty of entertainment and attractions for younger visitors, ensuring a fun-filled day for the whole family. With various activities and interactive exhibits, children can learn about boating and the waterways in an engaging and enjoyable environment.
Seminars and Masterclasses
A series of free advice seminars and technical masterclasses will be available for visitors looking to learn more about boat ownership, maintenance, and navigation. Led by industry experts, these informative sessions will provide valuable insights and practical advice for boaters of all experience levels.
Real Ale Marquee
The Real Ale Marquee is the ideal spot for visitors to unwind and sample a variety of local ales, ciders, and other beverages. With a welcoming atmosphere and a diverse selection of drinks, the marquee is always a popular destination for boaters and non-boaters.
From Saturday 27th to Monday 29th May, the show will be fully open to the public, offering a comprehensive lineup of attractions, exhibitors, and activities for all ages. With the picturesque marina serving as the backdrop, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of boating and discover the pleasures of the inland waterways.
Tickets and Pricing
For Saturday, 27th, Sunday, 28th, and Monday, 29th May, adult tickets are priced at £18.00 when purchased on the gate or £15.30 if bought in advance. Entry for children aged 16 and under is free throughout the weekend. Three-day adult tickets are available for £40.00.
Camping pitch prices start at £45.00 for one night, offering a 6m x 6m area for a tent and car. Mooring costs begin at £1.35 per foot, providing a convenient and affordable option for visitors arriving by boat.