All set for Knockbridge Vintage Festival

The Annual Knockbridge Vintage Rally and Working Day takes place on Sunday September 8 in Knockbridge with gates opening to the public at 1pm.
There’ll be lots to keep everyone entertained, be they young or old, and a very enjoyable family day out is guaranteed. The list of highlights on the day is endless with many new attractions added this year.
There will be a large collection of vintage tractors, cars and bicycles as well as vintage threshing and a working area which will include binders, reapers and vintage combines to name but a few for all the machinery enthusiasts. For the first year, there is a tarmac area available for all vintage cars.
Declan Nerney, one of Ireland’s top country music entertainers will be on stage at 3pm to entertain everyone with his numerous chart hits. There will be a Jiving Competition so if you have the moves that can turn heads then don’t be shy and come along. Top prize is €100.
One of the many new attractions this year is Tara Walker of East Coast Cookery School who will give a cookery demonstration which will highlight key areas in the battle to reduce food waste including planning, shopping, cooking correct portion sizes and food storage.
Bee Wise from the Boyne Valley will give an interactive talk on bees, the importance of biodiversity and demonstrate the process of making Honey.
Children will be catered for in the fun corner with amusements including bouncing castles, magician, slides, face painting, nail art, an animal farm and many more novelty events. Maperath Farm will be in attendance with an educational mobile farm where children can see all the farm animals in a fun interactive way and learn what each animal is, what it takes to look after each animal, what each animal produces, and how it ends up in the kitchen.
Sheep Racing will be one of the many attractions on the day following its tremendous success over the past few years. If you have a pooch or pedigree you’d like to show off then be sure to come along to the Dog Show which always attracts a large number of entrants.
Categories range from Pups under 12 months, Child Handler under 12, Large Dogs, Small Dogs, Dogs over seven years and Dogs that you would like to take home. Lots of prizes up for grabs. Why not put your four legged friend to the test with theAgility Course?
Our Vintage Fashion Show will feature some fabulous vintage pieces which local people have kindly donated for modelling. This promises to be a fantastic event and with many familiar faces modelling a wonderful array of colours and styles in outfits and hats it is definitely not to be missed.
There will be a Flower Arranging Demonstration by Veronica McMahon who is well known locally and nationally and is guaranteed to keep everyone entertained with her exquisite designs.
There will be a World War 1 Irish Historian on site who will have an extensive collection of military memorabilia on display.
There will also be a spectacular exhibition dedicated to Michael Collins.
Whether you are a die-hard vintage enthusiast or not, this is a day that you do not want to miss. All proceeds on the day will be donated to local charities.
For more information and details contact 087 2204 261 or check out Knockbridge Vintage Club Facebook page.

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