There really is something for everyone at this year’s Riverfest. The event which runs on Friday 18th August and Saturday 19th August 2023 in Foxford, Co. Mayo. The Riverfest theme is celebrating the River Moy which flows through the centre of the town. There is a focus this year on the environment, and an awareness of their surroundings, recycling and sustainability. It aims to bring the whole community together with events to suit all tastes and ages.
Foxford Riverfest event highlights
Friday, 18 August:
Candles to the Sea is a highlight once again this year. This moving opening ceremony with naturally made candles on the River Moy, a poignant memorial to absent friends and family.
Music by the Foxford Brass and Reed Band and Traditional musicians including Tommy Doherty and Maria Mc Hugh.
Saturday, 19 August:
- The newly built Riverfest Craft Stalls will showcase the best of local artisan produce, food and traditional crafts from around the county, with Children’s Face Painting and Lego, numerous Arts and Crafts and Circus Skills in the Children’s area,in the Church of Ireland grounds.
- Fly Fishing Instruction for beginners is available to all budding fishermen too,with a series of workshops and demonstrations taking place by GAIA and IFI in the Moy Hotel and down by the river, more details on social media in the coming days.
- The Foxford Community Art project started in September 2022,bringing the Growing Tree playschool, Foxford National School , St Joseph’s Secondary school, Blackrock Nursing Home altogether to create amazing Bottletop Art installations, that will be on display around the town of Foxford! The Project will be launched at Riverfest at 2pm on Saturday 19th August in the Moy Hotel. This is a community project art installation not to be missed!!!
- Music and festivities go on all day on the street and well into the evening on the street with local musicians and bands, including Stewy and the Vegans, Doppler, Muddy Hawks and Masterplan.
Event organizers would like to express “A special heartfelt word of thanks to our fantastic Sponsors, amazing Volunteers and the hardworking Riverfest Committee without whom this festival could not take place.” You can use this link for their iDonate page. https://www.idonate.ie/crowdfunder/FoxfordRiverfest
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