Thurles will come alive this Bank Holiday weekend with the 4th annual Halloween Festival taking place in the Cathedral town.
The dedicated organising committee has put a huge effort into this years festival which kicks off this Friday with The Rocky Horror Show taking place in the Source centre at 8.00pm.
On Saturday there is the annual under 13 street league soccer tournament at the Peake Villa soccer grounds at Loughtagalla, Thurles starting at 1.00pm.
Onto Sunday where there are 4 different Halloween themed childrens workshops ranging from mask making, lantern making, witches broom making and Halloween decoration making. The age categories is 5 to 10 year olds and it all starts at 2.00pm in the Anner Hotel with a cost of 5 Euro per child, per workshop.
On Sunday night there will be a fancy dress party in Liberty’s pub in Liberty Square which promises to be a great night out with plenty of fun and entertainment.
Then on the Bank Holiday Monday with the annual street parade starting at 6.00pm and leaving from the Parnell Street car park. The organisers encourage everyone to join in the parade and dress up in the Halloween costumes.
At 6.30pm in the Rugby Club there will again be an attempt to break the world record of the “ Highest number of people dressed in Halloween costumes “. Thurles broke the record last year but it has since been broken again so the organisers need a huge crowd to turn up in order to place Thurles in the Guinness Book of Records again.
Then from 6.45pm onwards there will be free entertainment in the Rugby Club with face painting, magic shows, balloon modelling, bouncy castles, fire jugglers and much more. This is all finished off with the annual spectacular fire works display which kicks off at 8.00pm. Last years event in the rugby club was a huge success with in excess of 2000 people attending and it is hoped to have as big an attendance again this time round, if not better.
The organising committee expressed thanks to all sponsors including North Tipperary Leader and also the general public who gave so generously at their recent bag packing weekend. All that is needed now is for everyone to come along and enjoy what promises to be a great weekend of entertainment.
More details on our website www.thurleshalloweenfestival.com