Raising awareness of, and money for, the restoration, extension and maintenance of the Ashby Canal
18th-19th May 2019
Moira Furnace Museum, Furnace Lane, Moira, DE12 6AT
The Moira Canal Festival is a family event held every year on the restored section of the Ashby Canal, at the historic Moira Furnace Museum, on the North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire border. It aims to raise awareness of, and money for, the restoration, extension and maintenance of the Ashby Canal.
The Ashby Canal is being restored from its current terminus at Snarestone to Moira, Leicestershire. This major project will ultimately reconnect Measham, Oakthorpe, Donisthorpe and Moira to the national waterways network, and provide a green gateway to the Heart of the National Forest.
The Furnace Museum offers one of the most recognisable features of the Moira Canal Festival; not only this, but the Furnace arena offers a place for entertainment such as the Morris Dancers, Dangerous Steve and the American Civil War Society's Battle re-enactmentsRead More
Whether it is a Battle of Britain Memorial Fight flypast, Morris dancing, children's crafts, local bands and singers, historical re-enactment or something more unusual, there is always something to entertain the whole family at the Moira Canal Festival !Read More