ARDEE will be buzzing with festival fever this August bank holiday weekend when the third Ardee Turfman Festival will be held next weekend, the August Bank Holiday weekend and
Once again it will be financially backed by Louth Leader Partnership.
It’s a weekend packed with events to suit everyone.
Ardee Flower Club’s fabulous floral displays and the Ardee Active retirement group’s lace making, opens the show on Friday at 7.30pm in the Castle.
The Ardee Traders and Business Association and Ardee Golf Club have already hosted a golf classic fundraiser, called the Peter Roe Cup last Friday. The Turfman Festival Queen competition took place in Bogger’s Bar on Saturday night. Ardee Historical Society have two mystery bus tours on Monday. The Ardee 10k run/walk will take place on Saturday. You can register at runireland.com or on the day at the Library from 2pm. The race will start at Ardee Credit Union at 4pm. €15 entry donation to local charity and cash prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd males and females. Artist Susan Farrelly will be at the Market Square and you can call and try your hand at sculpting. There will be an art exhibition in the old McCabes garage, run by Rachel Tomas and also a childrens art exhibition on John Street.
On Sunday there will be market stalls, a family picnic at the Fairgreen, dancemania and proms in the park at 3pm.
Throughout the weekend there will be bouncy castles in the Fairgreen supervised once again by the wonderful Ardee Order of Malta.
The Tour de Bog - family fun cycle takes place at the Fairgreen at 10.45 on Sunday. And on Monday there is the 50km cycle run by the Ardee Cycling group. A balloon release to finish the festival at 6.30pm on Monday at Riverside Walk and dancing that night in the Parish Centre.