Wa­ter-borne fun on the River Med­way with the Gath­er­ing of Boats

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - CONTENTS -

Dig out the bunting - best dressed boats will be bob­bing along the River Med­way to Maid­stone this week­end.

The of­fi­cial Maid­stone Boat Gath­er­ing - for­merly Maid­stone River Festival - will come to the river­side in the town cen­tre in the after­noon on Satur­day, July 28.

On a much smaller scale than its big brother the River Festival, the event is now a cel­e­bra­tion of the boats which use the river, and the boat own­ers who love it.

One of the festival’s most pop­u­lar events, the raft race, is mak­ing a re­turn. Be­ing held in aid of the Heart of Kent Hos­pice, teams of six will be tak­ing to the river in their home­made craft, vy­ing for ti­tles in­clud­ing First Past the Post and Best Dressed.

There will also be an even­ing pa­rade of dec­o­rated boats. The gath­er­ing will be opened by the mayor Maid­stone at noon.

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