2019 is the bi-centenary of the opening of the northern reaches of the Lancaster Canal and to mark the occasion IWA Lancashire and Cumbria Branch is hosting the 2019 IWA Trailboat Festival as a highlight of the 200 year celebrations.
The Festival will be held alongside Country Fest and trailboaters will be invited to cruise the newly restored “First Furlong” and admire the work of the Lancaster Canal Trust and the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership. It’s anticipated the Festival will raise the profile of the current and future regeneration of the Northern Reaches and promote the benefits of the inland waterways corridor to the wider community including schools and user groups such as walkers and canoeists amongst others.
The most recent Country Fest attracted 16,000 people and Trailboat Festival goers will benefit from all the activities organised for the show whilst Country Fest attendees will get to see their local canal filled with boats.
Entry forms for boats and camping are available here:
Entry forms for traders and canal societies are available on the Westmorland Showground website. Tickets for Country Fest will need to be purchased separately.