FINE foods, face painting and pumpkin carving await you in Athy this weekend as the town hosts a food festival at Emily Square.
The event takes place on Sunday 28 October from noon to 4pm. There will be a hive of activity with entertainment and food for all the family.
Live music from the Shamrockers will provide a backdrop to the event, which includes a chef to cook a culinary of delights to suit all taste buds. There will also be a pumpkin carving competition and the winner will be announced on the day, with an exciting prize of a tablet computer for the winning class.
Don’t miss an exciting day out and, best of all, entrance and entertainment is free. The event is being organised by Athy Chamber of Commerce and Brand Athy.
For further information, contact Conor Winkle of Athy Chamber of Commerce on 086 8334426 or Eimear O’Reilly, Brand Athy, on 087 6522422. Meanwhile, President Michael D Higgins will be in Athy to open the annual Shackleton school, which takes place over the October bank holiday weekend.
President Higgins will formally open the autumn school and launch an exhibition, which tells the story of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s 1910-1912 Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic on Friday 26 October at 7.15pm.
The Shackleton school will feature lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, music and excursions over the weekend.