thousands of people are expected to attend the annual Harvest Fair in Limerick this weekend, to help raise thousands of euro for Milford Care Centre.
The 28th Milford Harvest Fair will open to the public from 11am with all activities finishing at 4pm this Sunday, September 1. As usual, there will be a wide range of perennial favourites at this family event such as the wheel of fortune, live music, an impressive array of stalls, face painting, barbeques and a magic show.
The raffle in the UL Sports Arena this year includes the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see One Direction in Croke Park next May for their sell-out concert. A holiday for two to Spain is also up for grabs staying at the Hotel La Villa Marbella, with up to â‚¬400 towards the flights, along with other prizes to be had.
Limerick FC players and their manager, Stuart Taylor, will be dropping by to join in on the penalty shoot-out challenges along with participating in other fun activities which will be all taking place on the track.
The UL Arena is this yearâ€™s new location for the fair, but due to operational reasons the vintage car and dog show will not be taking place this year.
â€œThis will be the perfect family day out as the Arena, with its superb indoor and outdoor facilities, really makes the fair weatherproof. I would urge the public to continue its loyal support of the Harvest Fair and welcome everyone especially those who have not visited before,â€ said Joe Murphy, chairperson of the committee.
Chief executive Pat Quinlan said there is tremendous goodwill towards the hospice, which is â€œmost affirming and strengthens our resolve to deliver the best service we can to the people of the Mid West.â€ The centre needs â‚¬2m in public donations annually.