Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Staveley Town Basin, S43 3XZ. Free parking nearby, with parking for the disabled onsite. The whole site is accessible to wheelchairs.
Admission £5, free for Under 12s.
Attractions will include:
* All four of the Trust’s tripboats; two of which have wheelchair lifts. The trips will go through Staveley Town Lock and round the corner into the newly built Hartington Harbour.
* Pleasley Vale Canoe & Activity Club will be running Canoeing and Zorbing and there will be a Canoe Polo demonstration match.
* There will be a flypast by a Lancaster on Saturday at 11.35 a.m. and a Dakota on Sunday at 2.15 p.m.
* Children will be able to have a go on a mini-digger.
* There will be demonstrations of water rescues by dogs from the Newfoundland Training and Demonstration Team.
* Giant Land Art by Chesterfield Cultural Education Partnership.
* Other attractions will include Birds of Prey, Archery, lots of children’s rides, a bouncy castle, a climbing tower, radio-controlled boats and vintage vehicles. You can even handle a skunk with Encounter Exotics!
Free entertainment will include:
Feet First, Mini Mansell Street Theatre, Chesterfield Garland Dancers, Ken, Pete & Geoff, Peter Piper, Woodhouse Prize Band, Urban Gypsies, New Orleans Strollers, Fosbrooks, Thunderroadz and Scuppered.
There will be scores of stalls of every type from home-made cakes to old tools to canal art to the National Trust.
Caterers will include:
French Connection, North West Catering, Coffee Modo, Oooh La Laa and Frederick’s Ice Cream plus a Real Ale Bar run by Brampton Brewery.
Canoe to be raffled:
One special feature at our Festival will be a raffle for a canoe. This beautiful craft has been hand-made and donated by one of our members, John Hobson. It is a Canadian style canoe, approx. 11ft in length. It is a ‘Newbay 11’, manufactured from a Stanley Small Craft Company kit. Made with 6mm marine ply to BS1088, it was built by the ‘stitch and glue’ technique. Recommended use is for inland waterways only (not for sea use). It is designed for one adult plus luggage or two children. The canoeist uses it in the kneeling position (there are no seats). No paddles are included.
In addition, there will be separate concerts on both the Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 7.30 p.m.
Friday will see the return of the ever-popular Swing Commanders (“If it swings, they can, and will play it!”), whilst
Saturday will bring Some Antics (“Some Antics play pretty much anything”) plus Judy Dunlop & Jon Scaife (“A beautiful voice tastefully accompanied”). There will be onsite parking, food stalls and a Real Ale bar. Tickets for each concert cost £10. Click here to book tickets.
Finally, on Monday 2nd July, there will be a flotilla of all four tripboats from Staveley Basin right up the canal to Tapton and back, with stops both ways at Hollingwood Hub and Tapton Lock. 10 miles, 12 locks. Tickets are just £10, or £5 one way. Ring 07925 851569 to book, or book at the Festival itself at the Boat Trip booking gazebo.
Email email@example.com for further information or if you would like to have a stall or bring a boat.
To download a copy of this poster, click here.
To buy tickets for the concerts, click here.