This year is the Golden 50th Strawberry Fair Festival, one of the countries longest running rural town Festival! Celebrating the harvest of Strawberries with Wheelock fruits, Enniscorthy. The Strawberry Fair has joined forces with Enniscorthy Street Rhythms and Dance Festival along with The Strawberry Roots Festival filling up most public venues with over 30 free gigs!!!!!
Fabulous Fundraisers to Attend the Glitz & Glam fundraiser, hosted FacesbyGrace and Dominique Nugent. The ladies will run us through detailed night time and daytime hair and makeup looks. Runaway Bride and Millinery Madness will showcase their latest pieces to their collections. Goody bags will be provided for all guests attending. The night will finish with a Q & A session from both Grace and Dominique. A night not to be missed! held in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Thursday May 31st from 8pm – 11pm tickets available on the Strawberry Festival facebook link page https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/glitz-glam-masterclass-tickets-33750383305
As most people from Enniscorthy know the Title of the Strawberry Queen is a traditional honor and being crowned this years 50th Strawberry Queen will be history made. The SF committee are contacting past SF Queen winners to attend the ‘Golden Strawberry Fair Ball’ along with other events they have lined up. The SF Golden Ball will be held in the Riverside Park Hotel on Wednesday May 31st with a 4 course meal along with local band Wrecking Ball performing and late night DJ, keep an eye out on the SF Facebook and all local papers for updates.
Thursday 1st of June the ‘Mad Hatter’ Race Night at the dog track will be a competitive affair. Milliners from the South East will sponsor a princess with a head piece for a cash prize, along with spot prizes for best dress hat for the public of all age groups so get crafting or dusting. sponsored by Enniscorthy Greyhound Company. Also on the night Glenbrien primary school will also be hosting a benefit night to buy tickets contact https://www.facebook.com/GlenbrienPA/
50th Festival Opening Ceremony on Friday June 2nd
Will be held in the Market Place at 7pm. Jimmy Gahan will MC on the evening along with former RTÉ News Presenter and Wexford Ambassador Anne Doyle. They will both be reliving memories of previous festivals with past winning Queens, there will be a performance from the Street Rhythms along with the winning act from the Strawberry Pub Talent Competition followed by The Gentlemen Callers. Also, The Strawberry Roots Festival will be taking place in Pubs throughout the town https://www.facebook.com/StrawberryRoots/
Enniscorthy Street Rhythms will be entertaining in the Market Square from 12 – 6pm with lots of fun and colorful acts for families. Craft stalls will be located on Rafter Street. Abbey Square will host Vintage amusements including a Carousel and Ferris Wheel. Take a stroll along the Promenade and enjoy the sights of the Vintage Car Show.
On the Main Stage in the Market Square from 7pm – 8pm this years Strawberry Princesses will be interviewed followed by Corner boy at 8.30pm – 10.30pm. Continued entertainment with the Strawberry Roots in most Pubs.
Enniscorthy Street Rhythms from 12.30 – 6pm will take place in Enniscorthy Castle & grounds, Castle Street, Rafter Street, Market Square. 1.30 – 3pm Jazz and Swing performance by Paris Swing. So much fun for the kids and family at 5pm winners who found the golden ticket in local businesses will be announced to Join Willy Wonka and his fairytale friends by taking a journey through his factory. So much more including bucking bronco, inflatable games, sumo suits, juggling, comedy, balancing acts and of course dancing.
Craft Stalls will be located on Rafter Street along with the All Ireland Farmers Market taking place in Abbey Square. The crowning of the 50th Queen will take place at 8.00pm in the Market Square and then top the Festival off successful 80’s Wexford band ‘Cry Before Dawn‘ will perform with The Strawberry Roots throughout the Pubs.
Street closures will take place on the Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June from 7.00pm to 12.00pm to cater for the music acts in the evening performing in the market square. On Sunday the 4th the evening street closures from 12.00pm to 24.00pm to cater for day time street events and evening music with a second closure on part of the promenade from 12.00pm to 16.00pm to facilitate the classic cars exhibit.
This will hopefully be a great 50th Strawberry Fair this year joined by Street Rhythms will be a great one. The weather is to be warm with a few showers and the Sunday showing Sun.