When: 14th – 16th July 2017
Where: Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2HY
£: Tickets cost £8 – £26 for adults and £4 – £12 for juniors. Children under 12 years go free
What is it?
The Thames Traditional Boat Festival takes place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July at Fawley Meadows in Henley.
This year’s event will feature traditional boats, amphibious cars, vintage cyclists, classic cars, fly pasts, stalls, and a pop up pub.
Visitors will be able to see traditional wooden boats, Her Majesty’s Royal Rowbarge, the Gloriana, and demonstrations of boatbuilding skills. Visitors will also be able to take a cruise on an Edwardian style passage steamer.
On the Saturday and Sunday there will be displays of electric and special interest craft, French canoes, skiffs and punts, Dunkirk little ships, tugs and working boats, steam boats, as well as an umbrella race and an illuminated parade of powered and unpowered craft.
There will also be entertainment in the form of Punch & Judy shows, and an array of weird and wonderful creations aiming to be ‘The Most Eccentric Craft on the Thames’. Classic cars and motorcycles will be on display, as well as a 1960s amphibious car and vintage cycles. A marketplace will have a selection of vintage accessories and bric-a-brac on offer, as well as trade stalls, exhibitors and a hog roast.
More info: www.tradboatfestival.com/home