Crafty Craft Race at Kennet and Avon Canal
Waterside Event, Mon 4 May 2015
Kennet & Avon Waterways,
Canal & River Trust,
Also at this Venue
Events at this Venue
|Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr||Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race|
|Mon 6 Apr||Weekend boat trips on the Jubilee Narrowboat|
|Sat 11 - Sun 12 Apr||Weekend boat trips on the Jubilee Narrowboat|
|Sat 18 - Sun 19 Apr||Weekend boat trips on the Jubilee Narrowboat|
|Sat 25 - Sun 26 Apr||Weekend boat trips on the Jubilee Narrowboat|
|Sat 2 - Sun 3 May||Weekend boat trips on the Jubilee Narrowboat|
Crafty Craft has been running since 1974 and is a fantastic fun event on the first May Bank Holiday.
It is a boat race from Kintbury to Newbury in home-made boats. As well as building and rowing the boats, the teams must lift the boats out of the water and carry them around each lock.
The race takes place along a 5 mile stretch of the Kennet & Avon Canal from Kintbury to Newbury starting from Kintbury Lock. The finishing line is in Newbury alongside Victoria Park.
Throughout the day (10:30am to 4:30pm) Victoria Park is the focal point for the fun, with amusements, rides, food outlets and a wide range of attractions to suit all ages.
As well as being perhaps the biggest free event in Newbury's calendar and a great day out for the whole family, Crafty Craft is a charity fundraising event. Money comes in from event sponsors, race entrants and the Victoria Park fete and fairground participants.
All of the money raised by Newbury Round Table through the Crafty Craft event goes to help local charities and to provide direct assistance to those in need.
|Mon 4 May 2015||08:30 to 16:30|
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The Kennet and Avon Canal can be easily reached from many places in West Berkshire, including Hungerford, Kintbury, Newbury, Thatcham and Woolhampton. There are also car parks at Tyle Mill and Sheffield Lock and a Visitors' Centre at Aldermaston Wharf.
- Children welcome
- Disabled access