- About the Canal
- Canoes & Boats
- Boat Trips
You are here
JOINT EVENT HOSTED BY THE INLAND WATERWAYS ASSOCIATION AND THE WEY & ARUN CANAL TRUST
The IWA National Trailboat Festival on the Wey & Arun Canal
23-25 May 2020
A highlight of the UK’s trailboat community calendar, the IWA National Trailboat Festival next year heads to Surrey and West Sussex on the Wey & Arun Canal.
The festival promises to be packed full of events and entertainment to attract both boaters and non-boaters. A full programme of activities for all ages will include live music, food stalls, demonstrations and competitions, along with an award ceremony and illuminated boat parade.
The event will take place on the Summit Level of the Wey & Arun Canal, and the spot where the Wey & Arun Junction Canal was officially opened on the 28th September 1816 by the 3rd Earl of Egremont.
The Summit Level has been a focus for the Wey & Arun Canal Trust’s restoration plans and has seen major renovation in recent years, including the construction of Compasses Bridge and the Thriscutt Slipway, built by Trust volunteers and opened last year.
To book a festival space for a trailboat or tent, please contact the Wey & Arun Canal Trust on email@example.com
Any stallholders or local organisations that are interested in taking a stand at the festival, or provide entertainment, can contact the Wey & Arun Canal Trust on firstname.lastname@example.org