Event Information
Last Saturday in July
11:00 - 20:00
Tiddenfoot Waterside Park

Linslade Canal Festival

Feedback for 2019’s Linslade Canal Festival:

Despite the drizzly weather there was a good turn out at this years Canal Festival. Did you come along? We would love to hear your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LLTCCF2019.

The ever popular one day canal festival celebrates and highlights canal life, conservation, the countryside and the traditional rural crafts of yesteryear. 2018’s Festival was again, a huge success with over 9,000 visitors attending to enjoy great entertainment, good quality stalls and some beautiful boats.

The Linslade Canal Festival takes place on the last Saturday in July.

With the continued growth of the event, we have decided to extend the stage programme, stalls, food and bar opening until 8pm within the Paddocks at 2019’s event, with the headline act playing us through until the end of the Festival. The peaceful Lakeside and historical Poplars areas of the event will finish at 5pm. The event starts at 11:00am.

Along the canal side a vibrant mixture of working, historical and trade boats display their wares in addition to the colourful pleasure boats which visit the festival. The boats offer the perfect opportunity to purchase that unique gift for a loved one, or a gentle afternoon browse away from the hustle and bustle of a busy shopping centre.

The festival features a mix of Old English crafts and skills, alongside a more modern mix of food stalls, craft exhibits and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Throughout the day the main stage often features a mixture of traditional folk and English country music, together with some more contemporary numbers from local performers. Performers are also found around the event site dancing pr playing music.

With a wide range of food stalls and a licensed bar on site, eating/drinking whilst taking a seat on a hay bale, is all part of the festival and enjoyed by many visitors.

The Canal Festival is supported by the Canal & River Trust, Central Bedfordshire Council, Cedars Upper School and Linslade Middle School alongside our charitable partners, stallholders and demonstrators.  

Should you wish to express your interest to trade at Linslade Canal Festival next year, or any of our other events, please complete and return the expressions of interest form below.

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