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What’s on?

Trade Stalls and Floating market

About Us

The Black Country Boating Festival is an annual celebration that takes place in the heart of England’s industrial heartland. Let us share some fascinating details about this lively event:

Origins and Location:

The festival has been held for over 35 years on the Dudley No. 2 Canal at the BumbleHole, located in Netherton.

Netherton is part of the Black Country, an area historically associated with coal mining, ironworking, and heavy industry.

Purpose and Atmosphere:

The Black Country Boating Festival is a vibrant celebration of the waterways that wind through this region.

Visitors can expect to see a delightful mix of historic narrowboats and bustling canal-side markets.

It’s a chance to immerse oneself in the rich heritage of the area while enjoying a lively and unforgettable experience.

“I came today and noticed it was bigger event this year you have all done a fantastic job to put this event on and it was lovely seeing the community together and the bands was good and the cadets going round picking the litter up well done to them and all the boats looked nice see you all next year”

Linda l

“Top job guys as always, we’ve had an excellent weekend and already looking forward to next year”

Star Crafts Embroidery with Sweets & Treats

“Only managed to get there today. However we had a lovely time as always & feel really lucky that such an event is on our doorstep. Thanks to everyone who makes it so special year on year”

Sarah t