It’s all systems go for the Country Comes to Town festival this weekend.
The annual event got off to a great start with a number of events mid-week. Among them was the dog show which was attended by canine competitors of all shapes and sizes.
The Country Comes To Town team are trying this year to spread the fun towards the Edenderry end of town. The scarecrows will be lined up on the Bann Bridge and will be judged at 10.30 am tomorrow (Saturday) morning.
ASDA’s car park will come alive with slides and bouncy castles; a tin can alley; cart rides courtesy of miniature ponies; face painters and country musicians The Heggarty Twins and Simon Peters.
‘Wheelworks’ will roll in around 11am with their entertainment truck for the eight-plus age group and a selection of petting animals will be provided by Phil’s Farm.
Meanwhile at High Street Mall and the Meadows, there will be Brazilian drummers and dancers, Portadown Scottish Country Dancers and music from professional musicians.
The centre of town will be a hive of activity with blacksmithing, wood turning, breadmaking, vintage vehicles and lots of animals to name just a few of the attractions.
There will be a bikers’ fest in High Street Mall car park; a range of craft stalls in Edward Street; and a barbecue, music and action for the children in Woodhouse Street.
In the People’s Park, the pony and driving show is a must for horse-lovers while the council has also organised a range of activities there from 12-3 as part of the SPACE project, including Segway trips and archery sessions. Street performers in the tunnel area will entertain the crowds going to and from the park.