NORBURY CANAL FESTIVAL 2019
Written by Chris Dean on April 24, 2019
This year’s 3 day Festival will be on both sides of the canal, so as well as the traditional craft and food stalls and refreshments in the garden of the Norbury Junction Inn, there will be more stalls and activities spread along the canalside, around Norbury Wharf and in the Canal & River Trust yard.
Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue will be manning a police car and a fire engine (as long as they are not called out!)
On Saturday, there will be four performances from the Stafford Morris Dancers and Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire & Rescue will bring their emergency vehicles along on Sunday. The traditional canalside church service will take place at 3pm on Sunday.
The evening’s free entertainment has been brought forward to start from 5.30pm with The Dynamic Dick Band followed by Samantha Lloyd on Saturday with Sunday seeing the return of gypsy jazz quartet Bon Accord.
Lots of children’s events each day and fairground attractions.
There will be over 20 boat traders, including the very popular Cheese Boat, Fudge Boat and Brew Boat. They will be joined by a gathering of other narrow boats, with an award for the Best Looking Boat. A narrowboat will be open for the public to look over so that they can see the sort of hire boats that are available from Norbury Wharf. The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust will again be operating boat trips along the canal to give people the experience of seeing it from the water.
The traditional Sunday canalside church service is at 15.00 this year on Norbury Wharf quayside. Parking will be just a short walk from the canal and organised by the Air Cadets once again. There will be a small charge for parking.
Norbury Canal Festival
Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, and Monday 6th May 2019 from 10am daily.