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Saul Waterways Pageant

Come and see the boats at Saul

Saul Waterways Pageant takes place this August Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th August 2014 at Saul Junction, near Frampton on Severn. Saul Junction is the junction of the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and Stroudwater Navigation.


The event aims to promote the restoration work taking place on the Cotswold Canals as well as the use of the waterways locally and nationally.


Saul Waterways Pageant will showcase a diversity of interests on and around the waterways. As well as water-based competitions and demonstrations, activities will include walking, fishing and cycling alongside live music, markets, refreshments and a real ale bar. The bar will offer a selection of ten ales and four types of cider as well as soft drinks. A range of food will also be available.

Vintage Lifeboats

One of the highlights of the event will be a parade of historic RNLI lifeboats, spanning the last sixty years, brought to Saul by lifeboat enthusiast Phil Trotter of R W Davis & Sons, the well-known Saul Junction boat builders. Two steam launches and a steam traction engine will make an appearance on Saturday and Sunday. The Severn Area Rescue Association will perform demonstrations throughout the event.


The programme of competitions will include boat handling, Best Boat in Bloom, Illuminated Boat Parade and Best Kept Engine Room.

Music & Entertainment

Live music throughout the event will include folk, blues, 60s and 70s rock and pop as well as sea shanties. Tim the Magician will entertain children each day. There will also be craft workshops including rope-making. Evening entertainment for boaters and campers will include a quiz, live music and an open mic night.

Boat Jumble

A Boat Jumble will take place on the Bank Holiday Monday. Pageant attendees and others are invited to hire a stall to sell surplus boating equipment and artefacts.

Canal Boat Magazine Goody Bags

Canal Boat Magazine is showing its support of the Cotswold Canals Restoration by making available a Goody Bag containing books and maps to the value of £10. A Goody Bag will be presented to everyone who signs up for membership of the Cotswold Canals Trust at the Saul Visitor Centre & Canal Shop on site.


Souvenir Lucky Programmes 

Souvenir Lucky Programmes will be available on site at £2. As well as a great deal of restoration information and a complete programme of Pageant events, the lucky programme contains a tear out entry form for a Lucky Draw to win a £50 cash prize each day.

Free entry for Day Visitors to Saul Waterways Pageant

Admission and parking is Free for Day Visitors to the Waterways Pageant.

The Pageant Car Park is in the field off Moor Street, Saul. Post code GL2 7LQ. 

Parking your car at Saul Junction

The Pageant market stalls, bar, food court and exhibits will occupy the entire car park north of the Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre. This 'hammerhead' area of the Saul Junction site will therefore be closed from Thursday 21st through to Tuesday 26th of August.

Stables Cafe Customers

The normal Pay & Display parking for Stables Cafe customers will remain available.

Disabled Driver Parking

The usual 'blue badge' facilities will exist in the Stables Cafe Car Park.

CRT Registered Moorers – Main Line & Stroudwater SJBOC Members

Parking is provided in the field east of the G&S Canal. Access is from Whitminster Lane. Click on the 'Traders Off Site Parking' link below to download a printable route map.

Route Maps

Click on the links below to download a printable Route Map tailored to your needs.

Please adhere to the sets of directions that apply to you. They are designed to avoid congestion, confusion and disruption in the narrow roads around Saul Village.

Click here to read the previous Saul Waterways Pageant article 

Day Visitors Free Parking

Pagent Campsite Route

 Traders Routes to Tradeshow Site

Traders Route to off site Traders Parking