Moira Canal Festival

Title Moira Canal Festival
Organiser Ashby Canal Trust

The 2018 festival is at the historic Moira Furnace, North West Leicestershire on the restored length of the Ashby Canal. There is planned to be a Great War group, with their living history camp and drill demonstrations, Dangerous Steve – with his extreme juggling skills, and parrots and owls will be around. The old ways will be recreated with a demonstration of horse drawn boating – courtesy of Shreck – he can pull a heavy boat but is as gentle as they come. There is planned to be a Battle of Britain Flight flypast, music with an assortment of bands and singers over the weekend. Morris dancing will liven things up, there will be crafty fun and entertainment for the children, live steam, train rides, a variety of stalls and demonstrations, boats, bar and refreshments, which will all revolve around the banks of the Ashby Canal at Moira Furnace. Also meet Mother Duck and her ducklings and enter a duck in the Duck Race along the Ashby Canal!

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Start Date 19/05/2018 10:00
End Date 20/05/2018 17:30
Address Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Moira, DE12 6AT
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Contact Name Geoff Pursglove
Contact Number 07989550427
Category Festivals & Boat Rallies