About the Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2022
The 43rd Thames Traditional Boat Festival – popularly known as “The Trad” – will take place this year from 15 to 17 July 2022 on the picturesque Fawley Meadows at Henley-on-Thames.
“The Trad” is the largest gathering of classic river craft in the world, and with the Dunkirk Little Ships dressed overall, they are a wonderfully picturesque sight, with vessels and owners primped and polished and itching to show off their beautiful craft.
An exciting and fun day out for the whole 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 Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2022 will provide a quintessential English summer weekend by the river, with bars and street food, including the Crooked Billet pop-up pub with great music to transform each evening into the best Bank Holiday party.
Each full-on festival day starts at 10.00am with welcome and safety announcements and runs until 6.00pm. This is followed by the Crooked Billet (music and partying at a pop-up pub/restaurant and music stage) until 11.30pm with closedown at midnight.
Friday – £8.00 (online) or £10.00 (gate)
Saturday or Sunday – £13.00 (online) or £15.00 (gate)
All 3 days – £26.00 (online) or £30.00 (gate)
Evening tickets – £5.00
Junior (13 – 17 years):
Friday – £4.00 (online) or £5.00 (gate)
Saturday or Sunday – £6.00 (online) or £7.00 (gate)
All 3 days – £12.00 (online) or £14.00 (gate)
12s and under: Free
Tent (premium plot) per night – £30.00
Tent (standard plot) per night – £20.00
Caravan/Campervan/large Motorhome per night – £35.00
Glamping by arrangement with Rent Bell Tents of Marlow
Good to know
- Day tickets include evening access to the Crooked Billet.
- Carers accompanying disabled visitors have FREE entry to the festival.
- There is a free car park for Blue Badge holders.
- There are discounts for booking tickets online.
- Tickets can be purchased at the gate for each day or 3-day tickets.