A weekend of entertainment at Heritage Gathering

Published on: Tue, 09/07/2019 - 11:50

Heritage Boat Gathering 21 - 22 September

Huddlesford Heritage Gathering promises to be bigger and better than ever this year.

More than 6,000 people came to the biennial event in 2017 and with new attractions and the return of old favourites, this year’s Gathering, on September 21-22, really does have something for everyone.

Organised jointly by Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust and Lichfield Cruising Club, the Gathering features historic boats, floating traders, private boats and classic vehicles, with exhibitors and displays on the field.

With music, entertainment, food and bar all day, the Gathering, held at Lichfield Cruising Club, Huddlesford, Lichfield WS13 8PY, is open to visitors from 10am to 5pm on both days.

Entry is £5 with free parking.

The Gathering’s mini music festival includes the chance for aspiring dancers with the Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers, playing lively barn dance and ceilidh music, and Beggars Oak, who perform clog and Morris dancing.

Talented 17-year-old Lichfield singer Amelia Harrison, Wildfire Folk and Lighthouse Company are among the other local musical acts on the main stage, while there is also a slot on Buskers Corner for amateur or professional performers hoping to impress the crowds.

The Saturday night evening entertainment will be provided by BBC Radio2 Young Folk Award nominees Granny’s Attic and a pig roast will be available before the music starts. Tickets priced £15 must be purchased separately for this event.

The fully booked classic car spaces include Lotus, Jaguar, Triumph and MG enthusiasts, while floating traders offer everything from cheese and chutneys to traditional narrowboat art.

There is still room for exhibitors and land traders, and the Gathering offers excellent sponsorship opportunities for potential corporate partners.

For more information, visit https://heritagegathering.uk/index.php.