Muff Festival 2013 welcomes you to a feast of family fun, sports, spectacle, live music and dance. This four day extravaganza hosts a veritable galaxy of daft competitions, street partying, parades and pageantry. An eclectic programme of over 30 events is staged over the August bank holiday weekend, with something for everyone, from floral displays to soapbox derby, to It's a Knockout and lorry pulling.
The action kicks off on Friday evening with the Mayor's Parade, led by the Festival Queen contestants, the mayor and the Muff Accordion Band, also includes a host of bands, floats, displays and colourful fancy dress. Muff junior talent then takes to the stage and the first evening comes to a close with the crowning of the festival queen.
Saturday has a community feel with local produce and crafts available in the morning and a meet and mix gathering in the afternoon, with a host of fringe activities including Teddy Bears Picnic, pet show, archery and the soap box derby. Saturday evening is given over to showcasing local musical talent with a Battle of the Bands and a Back-to-Back competition.
Sunday is family sports day including fun cycle, bonny baby, fancy dress, horseshoes, strongman and lorry pulling, culminating in an open air ceili. Monday proves popular with junior visitors with treasure hunt, GAA and disco. The programme concludes with a festival finale concert.
Dates to be confirmed.