Family Fun at the Fair this August
The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival returns for its 35th year, opening on Saturday 6th August and run to the highlight of the festival, the Old Fair Day on Wednesday 10th August. A five-day festival this August in Sligo for all the family to enjoy.
Tony O’Brien takes on the role of Chair for the return of the festival after a two-year break and brings an exciting calendar of events to Tubbercurry.
“We are delighted to present our 35 th Festival. The voluntary committee has worked tirelessly trying to organise an event that has something for everyone to enjoy. We have collaborated with local community groups and businesses to introduce new events to our calendar for 2022.” The highlights of this year’s festival include “On Saturday morning, visit Achonry Market for delicious goodies and the market will be alive heritage and craft themed activities. A lovely start to our festival programme. We are delighted to welcome back the successful Teddy Bears Picnic for its fourth year in the Forest Walk. Followed by a golf competition, tractor
run, traditional Irish music session on the square (all musicians are welcome to join us) and a spectacular fire act from Rogu to launch our opening night. Our Sunday includes Square Sundays, a family sports day in Kilcoyne Park and our soccer challenge returns with the Headers Cup.
On Tuesday, the Family Resource Centre are hosting a family fun afternoon and you can finish by testing your knowledge in our popular treasure hunt.
On Wednesday 10th, we present our Old Fair Day, the culmination of a lot of hard work and the showcase of the festival. Where people will get the chance to experience the sights and sounds of fair days gone in our crafts, arts and heritage village, artisan food and bread displays, children’s fun zones and enjoy live demonstrations from spinning, weaving, basket making to thatching and threshing.”
“The Sligo and Mayo Volunteer will be celebrating community groups in the hall, and Ocean FM will be live with their flagship show from an outside broadcast on the
square. Our ever-popular vintage collection of tractors, cars and machinery grows every year and will take pride of place. Our heritage and craft village is complimented with over a hundred exhibitors dotted throughout the town and we are delighted to have the hugely popular Declan Nerney and his band provide live music on the fair day. An exciting line up we are proud to launch and look forward to welcoming everyone to Tubbercurry this August.”
A fun filled festival awaits you in Tubbercurry, with Murray’s funfair and music in the pubs nightly to finish off the evening. A festival where old and new friends alike can meet and savour the hospitality Tubbercurry offers.
For more information, follow them on social media or visit the website www.oldfairday.ie
Cead Mile Failte to all the visitors. Enjoy the festival.