Moira Canal Festival

Title Moira Canal Festival
Organiser Ashby Canal Trust


The 2019  Moira Canal Festival  is at the historic Moira Furnace, North West Leicestershire on the restored length of the Ashby Canal. There is planned to be a living history camp and drill demonstrations. Mr Alexander’s Travelling Show will take you back to the days of Music Hall, the old ways will be recreated with a demonstration of horse drawn boating – courtesy of Shreck the boat horse. Emma’s Crafty kids will entertain, as will Mr Juggler conjuring and balloon modelling. There is a planned Battle of Britain Memorial 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. 

This will all revolve around the banks of the Ashby Canal at Moira Furnace at the Heart of the National Forest.

- And meet Mother Duck and her ducklings and enter a duck in the annual Duck Race along the Ashby Canal.

Good parking, trailable boats welcome, on this isolated section of the Ashby Canal. Now in our 19th year.

For trailboats, classic cars and trade stand booking or for further general information visit , or contact Geoff on 07989 550427,

Start Date 18/05/2019 00:00
End Date 19/05/2019 00:00
Address Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Moira, DE12 6AT
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Contact Name Geoff Pursglove
Contact Number 07989550427
Category Festivals & Boat Rallies