2nd annual Harvesting Exhibition in Lecarrow

Big event on September 19

The committee of St Johns Community Centre, Lecarrow are pleased to advise of the forthcoming 2nd annual harvesting exhibition which takes place on Saturday 19th September from 12 pm on the lands of James and Eleanor Coffey.

This is a traditional exhibition with corn being harvested by old-fashioned methods to include the hook, scythe, horse-drawn reaper and binder and by the old fashioned threshing machine.

A sheep fair has been added to the line-up in recent days and should prove to be a good attraction. Both buyers and sellers are welcome.

A tug o’war competition will also take centre stage from 3 pm. David Diffley, PRO of St Johns Community Centre commented to the Roscommon People: “We are delighted to announce the 2nd annual harvesting exhibition which will take place in Lecarrow on Saturday the 19th September.

“This novel event is with the kind cooperation of local land-owners James and Eleanor Coffey who have a large crop of corn to be harvested. The lands are located adjacent to the Roscommon County Soccer Grounds on the main Athlone/Roscommon road which are very easily accessible and offer excellent parking and viewing facilities.

“On the day, the exhibition will be a showcase of traditional farming methods with the corn being harvested in the old-fashioned way by people with huge experience. We feel that this exhibition will be a great opportunity for everyone to experience what a working farm was like in the days gone by and it will be educational for both young and old.

Everyone is welcome and we hope to provide both an informative and enjoyable day out for all. Threshing starts from 12 pm.” On the day, refreshments will be served with a barbeque and shop on site.

There will be a harvest prince and princess competition for 3-8 year olds, guess the weight of the lambs competition, horse and donkey classes, traditional stalls, traditional scythe-cutting competition, tying of the corn competition, family scarecrow competition, free horse-drawn carriage rides, pony riding.

Music and dancing facilities will be provided to add to the atmosphere and patrons are advised that ample car parking facilities are available within the farm itself.

Trade stands are welcome by prior contact with the committee or by contacting 086-8952283.