Over forty stalls line up for Vintage Food & Craft Fair

Tipperary Festival

Over forty stalls line up for Vintage Food & Craft Fair
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On Saturday, July 16, as part of the It’s A Long Way to Tipperary Festival, the Vintage Food & Craft Fair takes place from 10am to 4pm in the Market yard in conjunction with Tipperary Credit Union.

Over forty stalls will showcase the best in local and national produce and artisan crafts, including many community organisations selling their wares on the day. During the fair, The Wobbly Circus will perform at 12.30pm and they will also run a free children’s workshop at 2.30pm. So whether you are 3 or 103 you can come and try your hand at plate spinning, juggling, Diablo and even tight rope walking. The Tipperary stage in the Market yard will feature the best of local talent from 12pm to 4pm.

Youth work Ireland will provide face painting or choose from an array of wonderful nail art or temporary tattoos provided by talented young people involved in the Tipperary Youth Project. They will also run a ‘’Mind Your Mental Health Booth’’ where they will not only provide information on youth mental health but will also welcome people to write their worries or positive thoughts on helium balloons which will be released at the end at 3.45pm to symbolise the importance of sharing our feelings with others. Members of the ‘Outstanding’ LGBT group will have an information stand, giving people the chance to find out more about support for young people in Tipperary.

TAR project workers will be present on the day providing a space for young people to come and have a chat and make them aware of the services provided.

There is also a flower demonstration, talks on organic gardening, a Dog show at 2pm and a Bonnie Baby show at 1.30pm. There is a butter churning demonstration for all ages and a ‘Walk and Talk” tour of Tipperary Town to learn some historical facts at 1.30pm & 3pm. Maggie Crosse will run a Yoga session at 11am in the Excel and a Laughter Yoga session in the community Marquee in the market yard at 3pm with donations going to Circle of Friends.

Canon Hayes 10k/5k Run/Walk

The Canon Hayes 10k/5k walk-run is on Friday, July 15th at 7pm. Registration is €10 on the day or on line at www.runireland.com. Donations from the event go to Pieta House.

St. Mary’s Church

There is a display in the Church titled, ‘All you wanted to know about the Church of Ireland but were to afraid to ask’.

The church is open to visitors Wednesday to Saturday 1pm to 4.30pm throughout July and August. Evening visits can be made by arrangement. For further details contact Mike O’Meara on Tel: 086 7218748.

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