The annual Carrigtwohill Festival will be held this Sunday, 20 August.
The Festival is organised by the Carrigtwohill Vintage Club for the third year in a row and will feature a wealth of events and activities centred on the Carrigtwohill Community Centre and the adjacent field from 12pm on.
“It starts at 12pm and the entrance is at the Community Centre but also takes place in the field behind it,” said Clare Coomey, of Carrigtwohill Vintage Club. “There will be a merry-go-round for the kids as well as pony rides and human-sized foosball tournament. There will be a bale wrap contest – which is about who can wrap a bale of straw the fastest – as well as vintage tractors and vintage cars. Some stalls from the Midleton Market will be there, as well as a few tool stalls too.”
The Carrig Fest will also feature activities such as bouncing castles, truck show, steam engine displays, a threshing mill, a slow tractor race, a pub pint race and a dog show. Food stalls and a pig on a spit will also feature, as well as live music as provided by Mick Hayes and Flake the Gander.
A number of the activities on the day will have prizes up for grabs.
“We have lots of spot prizes gathered,” said Ms Coomey. “There will be prizes for the competitions, but depending on how many prizes we have in total there will probably also be a raffle. We will accept donations of prizes up to the day and any prizes would be gratefully accepted.”
For more information or to donate or sponsor prizes for Carrig Fest, the club can be contacted by phone on 087 401 5565 or by the Carrigtwohill Vintage Club Facebook page.

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