This year’s Creggs Harvest Festival promises fun for all the family with a range of events over the Bank Holiday weekend from Friday, October 26th to Monday, October 29th.
Friday, October 26th
Friday will see a schools’ quiz in Creggs Historical Centre at 6.30 pm, while later that evening a Harvest Mass at 8 pm will be followed by the Personality of the Year in the Historical Centre. A Harvest Festival Quiz takes place in O’Roarke’s on Friday night with proceeds in aid of the Harvest Festival.
Creggs RFC take on Clonmel on the Green in the All-Ireland Junior Cup at 2.30 pm, which should feature good support for the home side. That night a tea party takes place in Kilbegnet Hall with proceeds in aid of the Creggs Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party.
Saturday, October 27th
Saturday night sees the beginning of the Great Creggs Presidential Race, where six candidates will battle it out in a race for title of ‘President of Creggs’. The Great Debate on Saturday night in O’Roarke’s will see the six set out their manifesto and rally support for the weekend poll. The six candidates are: Shameless D. Higgins, Miriam O’See, Mrs. Brown, Abdul Al Fullabull, Donald Whitehouse and Ger Yung Un. Polling will take place throughout the weekend with the count and inauguration on Monday afternoon.
Sunday, October 28th
Sunday is a Family Fun Day with something for all the family. The fun events get underway with a Children’s Tractor Fun from Gannon’s Car Park to the Wildlife Park at 12.45 pm. The ‘Spooktacular’ event takes place in the Wildlife Park from 1 pm, featuring Halloween Fun and Games and children are welcome to come along in their Halloween costumes if they wish. There will be face-painting, bouncing castles and lots of fun.
A new event at this year’s Harvest Festival is the Car Treasure Hunt, which takes place on Monday afternoon with a top prize of €200 for the lucky winner. Registration for this event is at 12.30 pm with the hunt getting underway at 1 pm. It promises to be a fun event and is a new addition to the line-up for this year’s festival.
The annual Creggs Dog Show takes place on Sunday afternoon at the rear of Creggs NS and is always a great family day out. Meanwhile the school will be a hive of activity as the Monster Auction in aid of Creggs NS takes place.
That night there will be a Harvest Dance and draw in O’Roarke’s with music by PJ Davis and an Election Rally will also be a feature of the night. The local lotto draw will also take place in O’Roarke’s that night for a top prize of €6,400.
Monday, October 29th
Monday sees the Connolly Cup take place from 11.30 am at Creggs GAA. During the day there will be food on the street and a Traditional Farmhouse Baking display in the Heritage Centre from 1 pm to 3 pm, featuring local bakers.
Monday is traditionally Fair Day in Creggs and this year there will be prizes for the best turned out horses and ponies on the day. In keeping with the farming theme, there will be a local vintage tractor display in Gannon’s Car Park.
The annual Craft Fair takes place in Creggs NS on Monday from 11.30 am to 5 pm. A range of local craftspeople will display their wares and those interested in taking a table should contact Mary on 086-8054116.
The fun of the weekend will conclude with the Count and Inauguration followed by music in O’Roarke’s with Odd Sox from 5 pm.