Racing Home for Easter Festival: Racing Home for Easter Festival 2012

Racing Home for Easter Festival 2012

Festivals

Racing Home for Easter Festival

  • Saturday, 07-April-2012

Racing Home for Easter Festival: The theme of the Racing Home for Easter festival is to encourage those who grew up in the Blackwater Valley region but who have since left, to return home for Easter and enjoy all the festivities the town has to offer as well as encouraging local residents and visiting tourists to participate and enjoy.

The 3 day festival coincides with the traditional Easter racing meeting at Cork Racecourse Mallow, where there’s a great combination of National Hunt racing and flat racing to be enjoyed.

Saturday April 7th

  • 9am - Mallow Town is open for business! Come and browse for bargains in association with Mallow Chamber.
  • 10.30 am – Mallow Walking Trail with commentary on the places of interest. Meeting at the Roundabout Inn.
  • 11am onwards - bucking bronco, water dunk tank, music , drama and entertainment on stages in the town centre which will be part pedestrianised
  • 12 noon – Country Lifestyle Pet Show at Spa House, Mallow
  • 2pm- First day of racing at Cork Racecourse Mallow with free transport shuttle from the train station and the town centre
  • 2.30pm – Historical Guided Tours featuring Mallow’s Castles and meeting at the castle grounds
  • 6pm – Restaurant and Pub trail kicks off with evening programme of live music at various venues
  • 8pm -Live dramatic performance at Mallow Castle

Sunday April 8th

  • 9am – Food and Craft Fair on Main Street, music and entertainment, mobile farm and lots more, supported by the NCEB
  • 1pm – Mallow Rotary Charity Ball Run down O’Brien Street
  • 2pm -Second day of racing at Cork Racecourse Mallow, free shuttle buses to and from the venue
  • 2.30pm-Mallow Historical Tours focuses on Mallow’s Churches. Meeting at St. James’ Church grounds.
  • 4pm – Best Dressed Lady and Gent announced at Cork Racecourse
  • 6pm – Let the fun continue, join the Mallow restaurant and pub trail continues with live music at various venues

Monday April 9th

  • 9.15am Registration for 10km family fun cycle from Mallow GAA Complex, Carrigoon
  • 10am – Cycle leaves Mallow GAA Complex
  • 11am – Presentation of certs after cycle and Easter Egg hunt at GAA Complex
  • 1pm - C103 live broadcast from Cork Racecourse with fun and giveaways throughout the afternoon
  • 2pm – Third day of racing at Cork Racecourse Mallow with the focus on point to point winners
  • 6pm – Take the shuttle bus into Mallow and relax after the long weekend in the pubs and restaurants

Each day

  • Outdoor activities – kayaking, high ropes, archery etc for all ages at reduced rates at Ballyhass Lakes
  • Golf lessons at Mallow Golf Club
  • Take in the sights at Millstreet Country Park
  • Art display in the Pavilion at Cork Racecourse Mallow



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