The Waterways World VIP marquee

The VIP Marquee is a quiet space to relax and purchase lighter bites, salads, savouries, homemade cakes and a selection of teas and coffees. Food and drinks purchased from the food court may also be taken into the marquee.

Entry to the VIP Marquee is exclusively for wearers of the following wristbands:

  • VIP*
  • Exhibitor
  • Show Volunteer.  

*To have a VIP wristband you need to be one of the following:

  • A subscriber to Waterways World magazine (to subscribe, visit As a subscriber you also receive 10% discount off advance ticket prices) 
  • An IWA member (you should show proof of membership at the marquee entrance)

Saturday and Sunday evening

For Saturday and Sunday evenings the VIP Marquee will transform into The Crick Snug - a quiet, music-free bar for those who wish to enjoy an evening apart from the bustle and live music entertainment in the much larger Crick Tavern marquee (formerly The Wheatsheaf Bar). The Crick Snug will be open to all. sets first-party and third-party cookies so we can monitor and improve the effectiveness of our website. You can control this using your browser settings.