Linslade Canal Festival

Canal Festival Logo

Narrow Boats

Rural Craft and Demonstrations

Attractions and Food Vendors

Entertainment and Live Music

Craft Stalls

Fun Dog Show














































Saturday 29 July  (11:00 – 17:00 hours)

Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, LU7 2AE

Celebrating traditional skills, canal life and conservation

Promoting arts and crafts, cottage industries and life on the canal, visitors will have the opportunity to browse the numerous stalls and narrow boats selling anything from hand craft products, cheese and jewellery to Spanish tapas. Rural craft demonstrators will provide a visual insight into the traditional skills of making Bee Skeps, Willow Basketry, Love Spoon Carving and Trug Maker and more.

Back by popular demand for 2017, the Fun Dog Show will take place from 12pm to 4pm with classes including the Waggiest Tail, the Scruffiest, the Most Cuddliest dog and the Best Trick.  The show is sponsored by Viovet pet supplies who have kindly donated some lovely prizes. There is a charge of £1.50 per dog per class and entry forms will be available on the day.

Throughout the day, a variety of food vendors will be on site offering a range of hot and cold food, from Thai, Jamaican, Curries, BBQ’s to savouries, cakes and ice-cream.  The park offers plenty of space whether you choose a quiet corner to chill out and watch the world go by, picnic by the lakeside or enjoy the hustle bustle of the tow path; there is something for everyone.

Activities and entertainment include ‘Have-a-Go’ Action Wheels, Teddy and Otto musical Cart of Wonders, fun dog show, chainsaw carving demonstrations, children’s amusements and a programme of live music.

Pedestrian admission to the festival is free.  Car parking is available a short walk from the event site at £4 per car.  A charge of £2.50 for blue badge holders applies with free transfer to the event for the less mobile.