Fun weekend in store at Creggs Harvest Fest

Fun for all the family is promised at this year’s Creggs Harvest Festival 2007, which takes place this weekend. A whole range of events are planned, including amusements nightly, quizzes, a mock wedding, a country n’ western night, arts and crafts show, dog show and of course Monday is Fair Day in the village.  A Texas hold’em poker night will be held in Roarke’s on Thursday night. As usual the main event will get underway on Friday night with a children’s table quiz in Roarke’s at 6 pm and this will be followed by the presentation of arts trophies. Later, the Harvest Mass takes place at 8 pm in the Heritage Centre, followed by the Personality of the Year Award.    Also on Friday night, a mock wedding will be held in aid of People in Need. The wedding ceremony takes place in Gannon’s at 10 pm, with the reception being held in O’Roarke’s. This night will also see the first appearance of the mystery person, always a memorable event at the festival. The highlight of Saturday night is the Tidy Towns Country and Western night in Gannon’s with prizes for the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl. Hugh Collins from Ballybeg will be the one-man band in O’Roarke’s on Saturday night. Events on Sunday get underway at 11 am, with the crafts show which runs until 6 pm. The dog show takes place at 1.30 pm, with entries taken from 12.30 pm. At 3 pm the fancy dress parade will leave from the national school, while from 2 pm to 4 pm a youth talent contest will take place in Connelly’s shop. There will be music in both O’Roarke’s and Gannon’s on Sunday night, with traditional Irish music being on the menu in O’Roarke’s. Monday is fair day and the arts and crafts show will take place from 10 am to 6 pm. Fair Day gets underway at 11 am, with stalls on the street. Also on Monday, there will be an U12 football competition, with teams from Ballygar, Oran, St. Ciaran’s and Glenamaddy. At 4 pm on Monday, the novel fundraiser for Creggs GAA takes place. ‘Poo right there, that’s my square’ gives punters an opportunity to ‘buy’ a square metre of the GAA pitch and all eyes will be on the cow to see who is the lucky winner! On Monday night, the event comes to a close with the lotto draw for €17,100 and the mystery person will be unveiled in O’Roarke’s at midnight.