Festival of Water comes to Pelsall – all this weekend!

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Pelsall’s canal events have always been brilliant.

Those who remember the excellent Pelsall Canal Festivals will be pleased to note that this weekend, there’s a similar three day festival taking place on the canals and common around Norton Junction in Pelsall, featuring over a hundred boats, stalls, displays, fun and entertainment for all the family.

The event is free to attend for those not on a boat, and runs for the whole three day weekend.

You can take a look at a programme for the event by clicking here.

Christine Howles from the Lichfield and Hattherton Canal Restoration Trust, who are playing a big part in the event, had this to say, and a request for help:

The annual IWA Festival of Water is coming to Pelsall North Common this weekend. Over 100 boats will be moored alongside the Common on the Wyrley and Essington Canal. There will be a huge range of attractions including classic cars, historic narrowboats, birds of prey, drive a digger, water zorbing, a ride-on steam train, live music, dance displays, hula hoop workshops and much more. Plus of course there will be opportunities for visitors to get afloat on board trip boats and canoes and you can shop the craft stalls and visit the artisans trading from their boats.

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust will have our usual show stand – so come and say hi!

We’ve also agreed to supervise the public car parking on site and would love some extra help. If you could spare a couple of hours on Saturday, Sunday or Monday please get in touch. There is no money or ticketing involved, only directing drivers along the route to the parking area. Please email: volunteering@lhcrt.org.uk

For more info about the Festival of Water visit the event site here.

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There will be well over 100 boats in attendance, and plenty to see and do.

IWA Festival of Water 2016 comes to Pelsall
Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August 2016

The annual Festival of Water is coming to Pelsall North Common, near Walsall over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Over 100 boats will be moored alongside the Common on the Wyrley and Essington Canal and if you would like to join them book your boat in now for just £35 which includes all evening entertainment.

Campsite bookings are also available for £35 and pitches are open from Thursday 25th August from 2pm through to Tuesday 30th August at 12 noon.

Parking is free and so is entry on the day. There are a huge range of attractions including classic cars, historic narrowboats, birds of prey, drive a digger, water zorbing, a ride-on steam train, live music, dance displays, hula hoop workshops and much more. Plus of course there will be opportunities for visitors to get afloat on board trip boats and canoes and you can shop the craft stalls and visit the artisans trading from their boats.

There is plenty of food to choose from and of course a Beer Tent selling local real ales.

For more information please contact Ivor Caplan or phone 07778685764.

Reserve your spot

Complete the boat and campsite booking form now to make sure you are booked in and ready for the Festival.

Contact
General enquiries
07811 253 242
event.enquiries@waterways.org.uk

Trade enquiries
event.trade@waterways.org.uk

Get involved
event.volunteer@waterways.org.uk

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