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Cardboard Boat Regatta and Water Festival - Bideford

Now a regular event in Bideford, North Devon, the Cardboard Boat Regatta and Water Festival is as brilliant and crazy as it sounds. 

This Rotary Club of Bideford fundraising event donates money back into the local community, so it's well worth attending to give loose change and enjoy the activities. 

There will be races up the Bideford estuary from the North Devon Yacht Club, Bideford Canoe Club, the RNLI, Sea Cadets and more. Expect gig boats, waterskis and steamboats to make an appearance. 

Plus, of course, the sinking cardboard boats will be racing together too. 

Back on land, there will be entertainment, stalls, rides, plenty of food outlets, music and dancing to fill the day. 

Or perhaps you're tempted to create a cardboard boat and take part yourself

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