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Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2021
Friday 27 August 2021, 10:00
To Sunday 29 August 2021
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The 42nd Thames Traditional Boat Festival) WILL now take place this year on Fawley Meadows as it has for the past 41years until last year, from Friday 27th August to Monday 30th August.


The Thames Traditional Boat Festival was first held at Fawley Meadows 40 years ago as a rally for like minded enthusiasts who wanted to show off their enthusiasm for the older, traditionally built craft that were fast disappearing from the river Thames.

From these small beginnings the TTBR, or "The Trad" as it became known, has flourished to the extent that it now attracts interest the world over.

This prestigious event, re-born as the Thames Traditional Boat Festival, whilst keeping faith with the precepts of its founding fathers, now incorporates the traditional values of many other trades and crafts of a bygone era, as well as providing a fun day out for all the family.


A celebration of all that's best in British boatbuilding and craftsmanship evoking the nostalgia of boating from a bygone era. This popular, long-running event, now offers more attractions on the water, in the air and on the land, than ever before. The fleet of Dunkirk "Little Ships" and the largest display of traditional boats in Europe, amphibious and military vehicles, the WW1 air display team - and much more...


Location Fawley Meadows, Henley on Thames, England