Family Fun at the Fair this August
Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant celebration of Tubbercurry’s rich heritage and community spirit! The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival is back, bigger and better than ever, marking its triumphant return for the 36th year. From thrilling family entertainment, live music to engaging demonstrations, this five-day festival promises fun and excitement for the whole family. So, mark your calendar and create memories this August from Saturday 5th to the highlight of the festival the Old Fair Day on Wednesday 9th.
Tony O’Brien returns this year to lead the festival and brings an exciting calendar of events to Tubbercurry. Tony said “We are delighted to present our 36th Festival. Our committee has worked tirelessly trying to organise a festival that has something for everyone to enjoy. We have new surprises for the old fair day, and we have collaborated with local community groups Tubbercurry GAA, Real Tubber, Achonry Farmers Market, charity Havin A Laugh and local businesses to introduce new and bigger events to our calendar for 2023.”
Renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and commitment to preserving Ireland’s rich heritage and crafts, the festival has become a must-attend event. Offering an array of entertainment, immersive experiences, and family-friendly activities, the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival guarantees something for everyone.
Enjoy lively music performances on the square on Saturday night with Chafftones supported by Darragh McDonagh to Sunday night with SPRINGBREAK an 80’s tribute band (fancy dress optional) supported by Oisin McCann to highlight on the fair day county music legend Declan Nerney and his band. The kids will be entertained with a Teddy Bear Picnic, Family Fun events at both Kilcoyne Park and Family Resource Centre and the Padraig Neary Memorial Treasure Hunt while the adults get to test their skills at Headers Cup and their knowledge of cars at Square Sundays.
On the Fair Day, visitors will get the chance to experience the sights and sounds of fair days gone by in our crafts and heritage village, taste artisan food and Wild Atlantic Oysters, enjoy children’s fun zones and watch live demonstrations from spinning, weaving, basket making, chainsaw craving, traditional printing to thatching and trashing. You can even try your hand at butter making and pottery. Havin’ A Laugh charity will host their Coffee Morning on Tour in the hall. Ocean FM will be live with their flagship show from an outside broadcast on the square. The ever-popular vintage collection of tractors, cars and machinery grows every year and will take pride of place. Surprises await in their award-winning animal’s display. The event will be complimented with over a hundred exhibitors dotted throughout the town.
A fun filled festival awaits you in Tubbercurry, with Murray’s funfair on the fair day 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.
Save the date and get ready to experience the magic of Tubbercurry’s Old Fair Day Festival from August 5th to August 9th. Come and discover the true essence of Sligo’s community spirit while indulging in a wide range of entertainment and delights that will leave you longing for more.
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