Something for everyone at Blisworth

THIS year’s Blisworth Festival runs over the weekend of August 18-19, a week later than in previous years.

Originally conceived in 2010 as a boat festival along the Grand Union Canal, the Blisworth Canal Festival has been embraced by visitors and villagers alike to become a major annual event in South Northamptonshire.

Retaining its focus along the waterfront, the festival now covers several official nearby sites in the village centre and aims to provide something for everyone, young and old, boater and non-boater alike.

 Trips along the Grand Union Canal, packed with visiting boats for the Blisworth Festival. PHOTO: BLISWORTH CANAL PARTNERSHIP

Attractions include: Historic and trade boats and boat trips, artisan food and bars, children’s activities, rare breeds, live music and more.

The festival is free to enter, with ample free parking and free (unreserved) mooring.

Boaters are advised that all visitor moorings within the festival site will be suspended and reserved for traders. Visitor moorings will be available north of Bridge 50 (Candle Bridge).

This annual event, expected to attract more than 25,000 visitors this year, is organised by the Blisworth Canal Partnership.

All proceeds go towards maintaining the canal and its environs within the parish of Blisworth as well as supporting many local organisations and national charities.

For enquiries from traders, please email the organisers at

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