Lecarrow Harvest Festival

Lecarrow Harvest Festival takes place tomorrow

Lecarrow Harvest Festival

The 3rd annual Lecarrow Harvest Festival and Exhibition takes place this Saturday October 1st at 12pm on the lands of James & Eleanor Coffey, at Lecarrow Village.

The event, which is organised by St Johns Community Centre, 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. Roscommon County Hunt will also hold a jumping exhibition on the day.

David Diffley, PRO of St Johns Community Centre, organisers of the Lecarrow Harvest Festival commented

“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 show case 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 is 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 12pm.”

Something for everyone

On the day, refreshments will be served with various food stalls and a shop on site. There will be a bonny baby competition, together with a prize for the most appropriately dressed male and female on the day. A guess the weight of the lambs competition, a man ploughing display, various Horse classes, traditional stalls, traditional scythe cutting competition, tying of the corn competition, a traditional funfair and stalls, 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 at the Lecarrow Harvest Festival, by prior contact with the committee / 086 8952283.