Paul Rodgers, IWA National Chairman said “I know that this will disappoint a great many people, many of whom travel from around the country to join us, but with the continuing uncertainty surrounding the spread of the virus, we felt cancelling the event was the right decision to take. The safety of our volunteers and staff, and of everyone who contributes to the event, is obviously paramount. The festival team will be contacting our traders, caterers and exhibitors.”

Jane Elwell, chair of the Events Committee, said “Team members have already invested a great deal of time and effort in organising the event and I thank them and the many supporters of our wonderful Festival. We look forward to working with you all again next year.”

However the good news is that we plan to be in Worcester’s Perdiswell Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend 2021.  We look forward to welcoming boaters and visitors to celebrate with us and Worcester City Council next year.