Stoke Bruerne getting ready for village festival

Last year's Stoke Bruerne canal festival
Last year's Stoke Bruerne canal festival

All things boating take top billing at an event in a Northamptonshire village later this month.

The Stoke Bruerne Family Festival at The Canal Museum features a fun packed programme of boats, water pageant, canal crafts.

The event on both Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19 will also feature food, drink, live music, theatre and children’s activities designed to keep the whole family entertained at

Centred on the Canal Museum and organised by the Friends of the Museum, the event will host a large number of craft demonstrators including Roses and Castle painters, rag rug makers, quilters, lace and crochet makers, potters and wood carvers, rope splicers, knot and fender makers, and featuring Stoke Bruerne’s very own blacksmith who will be giving demonstrations at his canalside forge.

There will also be market stalls, tombolas and other fundraising stalls.

The event is free. Parking in village car parks will be charged for by operators. All surplus monies raised will go to the Friends of the Canal Museum charity. For more details about the event call 01604 862229.