All-Ireland Farmers’ Market Competition
Duncannon Fort Military Re-Enactment
A multitude of festival of fun is on offer in Wexford this bank holiday weekend. In Enniscorthy town the fifth annual All-Ireland Farmers’ Market Competition will take place on Sunday, June 3 and runs alongside the annual Wexford Strawberry Fest which takes place in the town from 1 to 3 June.
The competition recognises the vital role Farmers’ Markets play in supplying fresh, locally produced food and is a showcase for distinct regional speciality foods available throughout the Ireland. Guest judge Paolo Tullio will judge entrants from across the country as the competition will be on for the prize pot is five thousand euro.
A stellar line-up of music acts has been put in place to ensure that Strawberry Fest will be one of Ireland’s biggest Music Festivals of the summer. Status Quo, Maverick sabre, The Saw Doctors, The original Rude Boys and Marcus Collins are just some of the acts who will take to the stage over the festival weekend.
A host of fringe events will also take place during the Strawberry Fest including a funfair, Kid’s entertainment, Dance demonstration, a Busker’s trail, street theatre display with Bui Bolg and a Teddy Bears Picnic will all feature for the family fun programme.
At the historical Duncannon Fort a Military Re-enactment takes place from June 2 to 3; re-enactors from the middle ages through to the present times will be in attendance along with military vehicles from a number of different eras. Many different re-enactments will take place: medieval archers & foot soldiers will put on a show; Redcoats and united Irishmen will re-live their period; The American War of Independence, Great War, Irish troops of the London Irish Rifles and The WW2 German Army of Battle Group South will all be represented. Irish troops of the period 1935-41 will be on hand to keep an eye out for any sign of invasion, which may present itself in the form of troops from the London Irish Rifles!
For further information on all of the events see http://www.visitwexford.ie