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Sunday 22 October 2017

Bakers set to rise to challenge at Enniskerry event

Brothers Arlo and Sebastian Byrne try their hand at mixing up a batch of buns ahead of this Sunday’s Enniskerry Field Day
Brothers Arlo and Sebastian Byrne try their hand at mixing up a batch of buns ahead of this Sunday’s Enniskerry Field Day

Mary Fogarty

Final preparations are being made for this year's Enniskerry Field Day, which takes place this Sunday at Monastery House.

As usual, this wonderful day of family fun will feature a broad range of attractions, including a fairground, pony rides, pet farm, games, traditional sports, dog show, competitions, art and crafts, music and dancing and much more.

The competition will be as hot as ever at the home baking and jam making events. The best Victoria sponge cake and homemade jams will be judged by the Enniskerry Culinary Team.

In addition to these categories, children are invited to get involved this year by trying their hand at vegetable modelling. They can use vegetables to create an Enniskerry Festival-themed model and prizes will be awarded based on the most creative model. It could be a cucumber combine harvester or a carrot cart, so young people are urged to get thinking, planning, carving, peeling, cutting, shaping and whatever else is required to become a champion modeller.

Tickets are now on sale for the new over 18s Friday night get-together, 'Event in the Tent', which will take place in a marquee on the evening of Friday, September 8. With a brand-new format, this event promises to be a great night out with music including headline act Bunty and The Bristlehounds.

The charity partner for this year's event is 'Open Door', the day centre based in Bray that provides facilities and activities for adults with physical disabilities in North Wicklow and South County Dublin.

Adult entry is €5 while kids go free.

Enniskerry Field Day is proudly sponsored by Spirit Motor Group, Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company and Appdrag.com. For further information go to enniskerryfestival.ie.

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