The Black Country Boating Festival is a boat gathering and community festival is held September 14th & 15th this year at the Bumble Hole Nature Reserve, Windmill End, Netherton, Dudley. Now in its 34th year, the event is organised and run totally by volunteers.

With more than 200 boat, trade and charity stalls to browse, canal side entertainment, boaters’ competitions, a funfair, real ale bar, live music and regular boat trips along the Dudley No 2 canal, there is always something for everyone in the family.

The festival is open to the public from 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday; admission to the site is free and there is ample onsite car parking available.

In addition to moorings for visitors attending by boat, caravans and campers are welcome. If you need any more information please visit

WBDCS will be there with a range of goodies to buy. Please come along and support us.