Carlingford Oyster Festival is expected to shortly announce the 12 finalists contending in the Morgan Fine Fish Oyster Pearl competition taking place from the 9th-12th August 2012
The ‘Pearl Girl’ finalists will enjoy four days of festival participation and fun activities, creating a buzz as they go and experience some local fame by the end of it.
The girlies will be directed by Angela McQuaid throughtout as to where they should be and when, right up to the finale night in the Four Seasons Hotel when the winning lady will be crowned, receiving €1000 cash, 1 years membership in the Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford and a beautiful pearl necklace sponsored by Campbell Jewellers Dundalk.
There are a few tasks set out for the Pearl Girls beginning with an interview by Big O at the opening of the festival on Thursday night in The Carlingford Arms.
An Oyster Festival needs to have the best of oysters and the pearls will be expected to do their bit to feed the thousands that will descend on the village over the weekend, before scrubbing up to strut their stuff at the festival Fashion show at the Four Seasons Hotel that Friday evening.
Saturday will see the big boots and bling come out and head out to play in the muck with the kiddies at the Welly Oyster Pearl Hunt.
The next assignment will see the girlies glamour up a fluffy four legged friend for the best ‘wool’ design. The pre-event training for this mission has seen one pearl girl discover that it will take more than some Veet and a razor to make any progress here.
Kleenex has an important role in the competition as high scores will go to the girl who uses the least amount to remove her make up and discover the hidden pearl.
Other tasks include storytelling at the Teddy Bears picnic, random live radio interviews, kitchen help at the cookery demonstrations but the Biggie will be at the Oyster Eating competition where the genuine pearls will be separated from the fake ones for sure!