Our festival committee have been monitoring the current evolving public health advice regarding COVID-19 outbreaks across the UK. We have today, regrettably made the decision to postpone this year's Moira Canal Festival, 2020.
We hope that you understand that, as a committee, we feel we have a responsibility to act in the best interest of our visitors, entertainers, traders and valued volunteers with the predicted peak of the virus expected around May.
This decision has not been taken lightly; however, due to the increased outbreak level of the virus we have had no choice but to postpone our 20th Anniversary event until 22nd and 23rd of May 2021.
We will be in touch directly with our traders and volunteers with further information regarding their attendance next year within the next upcoming days.
Raising awareness of, and money for, the restoration, extension and maintenance of the Ashby Canal
A day out for all the family!
As Well as the D-Day Dalings there will be - Boats, Battle of Britain Flypast, Morris Dancing, Falconry Displays, Children's Entertainment, Historic Vehicles, a wide range of stalls and exhibits, Entertainment Marquee, bar and refreshments
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