Boat Show opening times 2020

Saturday    10am – 6pm

Sunday     10am – 6pm

Monday    10am – 5pm


Trade & Preview Day opening times


10am – 6pm for pre-registered Trade visitors

12 noon – 6pm for Preview Day Visitor ticket holders 



How to Get There


CRICK MARINA IS AT: West Haddon Rd, Crick, Northants, NN6 7SQ. 


By Water

Crick Marina is on the Grand Union Canal between bridges 12 and 13. Crick is 5½ miles and 7 locks from Norton Junction (on the Grand Union main line), and 17 miles and 10 locks from Foxton Bottom Lock (on the Grand Union Leicester Line).

By Road

From M1 Junction 18, take the A428 towards West Haddon, bypassing the centre of Crick Village. After the end of the bypass, the A428 crosses the Grand Union Canal on a hump-back bridge. The entrance to Crick Boat Show is the on the left just after the bridge.


By Rail/Air/Coach

For the help getting to Crick by public transport, please see Traveline (opens in new window). Please be aware that there is no bus service to Crick on Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday.

Food and Drink

The Food Court at Crick Boat Show

We aim to offer food and drink at Crick Boat Show to cater to all tastes and budgets. The food outlets around the Food Court at the 2019 Show included fish & chips, farmer's grill, baguettes & paninis, indian rassoi, pizza, pasties, doughnuts and tea & coffee.

Crick Beer Festival

Following the enormous success of previous years, Crick pub The Wheatsheaf will once again provide the Crick Boat Show with a beer festival in the bar marquee.

For details of the wide range of beers and ciders available at the show use the link below.

Crick Beer Festival List 2018 »

A wide variety of beers at the Crick Beer Festival

Camping & Mooring


There are reserved moorings for the Show on the main line of the Grand Union Canal for visitors who wish to come by boat. These moorings must be booked in advance and are available from Friday to Monday inclusive. Boats are moored breasted up. Access to the Show from the moorings is via a temporary footbridge over the canal.

Please note that show tickets are not included in the price of mooring space and must be purchased separately. Moorings are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Our Show Visitor Moorings are in three zones. 

Zone 1

Concrete bank with level towpath. All boats in this zone are moored breasted up to the north and south of the temporary bridge that gives assess to the Show form the canalside. Moorings in Zone 1 are within 200m of the temporary bridge.

Zone 2

Zone 2 moorings are between Bridge 12 and the tunnel. The bank here is mainly piled and the towpath level. Most boats are moored two abreast. Zone 2 moorinngs are between 200m and 650m from the temporary bridge for Show access.

Zone 3 

These are the most picturesque and tranquil moorings. Located from 400 to 800m from the temporary Show access bridge, much of Zone 3 is between Bridge 13 and Bridge 14. The canal bank here is eroded and the towpath uneven. We advise that this zone is suitable only for boaters who are relatively fit and are prepared to use a gang plank. Moorings here are not ideal for boaters with animals aboard. Boats should tie to the wooden posts provided, and not put stakes in the bank.


Crick Boat Show has its own camping field for caravans, motorhomes and tents. The site provides access to water, showers, toilets, sanitary and refuse disposal. The campsite has a gentle gradient and is therefore not entirely flat. Please note, spaces are limited and availability is not guaranteed unless booked in advance. Bookings are on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that show tickets are not included in the price of capming space and must be purchased separately.


Local Hotels

For those who do not wish to camp or moor for the show, there are a number of hotels in the area.

About Crick Marina

Crick Marina

Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country.

Its peaceful rural setting with pleasant landscaped grounds and location on a 21-mile lock-free pound, make the marina ideal for relaxed weekends afloat, yet handy for all major cruising routes.

Its close proximity to a friendly village with pubs, shops, Post Office and restaurant plus friendly, helpful marina staff are all extra factors in making Crick Marina an ideal place to moor.

Crick Marina is one of Castle Marinas' seven inland marinas.

You can find out more about Crick Marina by visiting Crick Marina website

Aerial view of Crick Marina


Can we bring our dog(s) to the Show?

Please feel free to bring your canine friends along to the Crick Boat Show. 

Dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times. Please do not leave dogs unattended in parked cars. Please take care to clean up after your dog.

I'm registered disabled - what facilities will there be for me at the Show?

Disabled moorers and campers will be assigned with appropriate positions closest to the facilities and Show entrances, provided that their camping and mooring spaces are booked in advance and it is made clear at the time of booking that the booking is for a disabled pitch.

A disabled car park area allows easy and quick access to the Show entrance.

Disabled toilets are available in several locations across the Show site. Visitors who are registered as disabled pay the concessionary ticket rate.

Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available to hire, subject to availability. If you have booked a mobility scooter or wheelchair, just print off your confirmation and visit the Advance Ticket Collection window of the ticket office at the main entrance of the Show to collect on arrival.

mobility scooter on Village trackway

As an outdoor event, the Show is held on a mix of grass, where the terrain can be uneven, and surfaced areas. Ground conditions vary according to the weather. All-weather, trackway is laid on all the main walkways of the Show Village and there are access ramps to the marquees. Pathways around the Marina have a top-dressed hardcore surface. Therefore, we recommend that if you are bringing your own wheelchairs and mobility scooters these are suitable for all terrains.


I have a specific query about boating that I'd like to speak with an expert about - will there be someone for me to speak to at the Show?

A number of seminars led by experts cover a wide range of subject areas over the course of the Show.  We advise that anyone wishing to talk to an expert attends the appropriate seminars and gets involved in our question and answer sessions.

What are the car parking facilities and charges?

There is plenty of car parking at the Show and there is no charge for this.

I'm travelling by train/bus to the show - how do I find out the local bus and train timetables?

Contact Rugby Visitor Centre for public transport timetables on 01788 533217. Please note that no service buses run to Crick on Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday.

Do you have concessionary ticket rates?  Who do they apply to?

Concessions apply to over 65s, registered disabled, war veterans and full–time students. You will need to bring proof of eligibility for concession with you to the Show. 

I've ordered tickets but they've yet to arrive - when should I expect them?

Your wristbands will be delivered in early May. If you have not received your wristbands by the Thursday before the Show opens, please contact our Burton-on-Trent office on 01283 742970.

Please note that this office is closed over the show weekend.

If you are unable to contact our Burton-on-Trent office and you have orderd advance tickets, please do still come to the Show; we are able to check and verify all advance ticket purchases at the Show Ticket Office.

Contact Us

Tickets, Camping, Mooring and General Enquiries

If you have an enquiry about tickets, camping or mooring or any other general enquiry, please call 01283 742950 or email


If you would like to enquire about exhibiting at Crick Boat Show, please contact Ian Sharpe by email or phone 01283 742977.


For any other enquiries please email



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