41st Annual Festival

Charity Number NIC103138
Table Quiz

Thursday 27th July 8.00pm Masonic Hall, Markethill £3 pp including supper Max 6 per team

Open Garden

Friday 28th & Saturday 29th  July 1.00– 8.00pm daily Loughgilly [see local press &/or FB for exact location] Donations to Kids4SchoolsMinistries, Africa Tea & coffee, scones & tray bakes

Children’s Walking Treasure Hunt, Bouncy Castle & Family BBQ

Sunday 30th July 2.30pm Gosford Forest Park Bring your picnic mat!

Wee Family Dander

Monday  31st July 7.00pm Main Street, Markethill [Sponsor form needed to take part -available on request via FB messaging or call 07912883943]

Fancy Dress Parade

Monday  31st July 7.45pm Main Street, Markethill free event Prizes will be given in following categories:  Best home made outfit / When I grow up I want to be/ Celebrity Lookalike Age groups (based on 2016-17 school year): pre school / P1-4 / P5-7 /High School age

Official Opening, Junior Miss & Master Markethill,Glamorous Grandmother Festival Queen

Monday  31st July 8.00pm Main Street, Markethill free event

Hat Competition

Monday  31st July 8.00pm Main Street, Markethill free event Prizes will be given in following categories: prettiest / most suitable for a festival / most original

Open Air Entertainment

Monday  31st July 8.00pm Main Street, Markethill free event Music by ‘Never Too Late’ Irish and Scottish dancers

It’s A Knockout Competition and BBQ

Tuesday 1st August 8.00pm Primary School Field, Markethill Admission:  adults £1 / children 50p

Novelty Pet Show

Wednesday 2nd August 2.00pm Primary School Field, Markethill Admission:  adults £1 / children 50p Family ticket £2.00

Horse & Pony Driving Club

Wednesday 2nd August 6.30pm Main Street, Markethill free event Showing in hand & to vehicle Includes class for Riding for the Disabled

Antique Fair

Thursday  3rd August 1.00 – 9.00pm Masonic Hall, Markethill Admission £2 Refreshments available

Charities supported:

  • Enable N.I.
  • Arthritis Care
  • Newry Hospice
  • Air Ambulance
  • Clic Sargent N.I.
  • Buddy Bear Trust
  • St. John’s Ambulance
  • Chest, Heart and Stroke
  • Kinghan Mission for the Deaf

See local press and /or keep up to date with the festival planning and activities on this page or Facebook: Markethill Festival.

All events subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Please check further details and event confirmation closer to the time.

This programme of events is partially funded by Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council and by many local businesses in Markethill and outlying districts.