Famous face hosts Victorian day out

Published 04/09/2013|05:22

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Philip Boucher-Hayes

Journalist and broadcaster Philip Boucher-Hayes will host this year's Enniskerry Victorian Field Day on September 15 at Knocklinn Farm.

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Proceeds from the day will go to the Wicklow Hospice Foundation and the local parishes.

The traditional rural festival will include steam threshing, tug of war, sheaf pitching and vintage car and tractor shows.

Visitors can enjoy craft stalls at the artisan market, as well as the 'Great Expectations' food fair.

The Food Fair, 'Great Expectations' this year will be bigger than ever with a particular focus on Wicklow's rich culinary landscape. They will be celebrating local food and foraging with Irish food experts Evan Doyle, Ed Hick, Oisin Davis and Dorcas Barry as they demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

Other highlights include puppetry, dog shows, pony rides, horseshoe throwing and nail driving, as well as archery, falconry, carousels and live music throughout the day.

Admission is €5 and children go free. There is free parking and wheelchair accessible toilets onsite. The festival will be kicked off with a traditional Victorian Rag Man's Ball on Friday night.

For more information go to www.enniskerryfestival.ie

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