Titanic Vintage Festival

Sligo Folk Park is pleased to announce the 21st annual Vintage & Family Fun Day which will be taking place 30th May from 12-5pm. This year’s festival theme is focused on the Titanic and the Sligo passengers who boarded the ill-fated vessel. A replica 33 foot Titanic ship will be with its captain and first mate that will be showcasing the ship on the day. The cutting of the rope that released a lifeboat by a Sligo woman will be re-enacted. In addition the music that was played when the boat was going down will be performed by a choir on the day.

Further attractions on the day will include a WWI memorabilia display, a Port Huron traction engine, Vintage cars, tractors, farm machinery, stationary engines, motorbikes, a Yeats 150th Commemoration (including Books & Memorabilia), Emigration & Famine stories, the largest farm display in Ireland, Live music from the Duets band, vintage machinery, crafts and displays as well as food from the on-site Beehive Restaurant which will include a selection of Titanic period food and colcannon.

The vintage day will host a range of kid’s activities including the following: Titanic drawing competition, a petting zoo, a range of games (giant snakes & ladders, foot pool, sack race etc.). The event will hosted in the picturesque village of Riverstown and promises to be a great day out for all the family.

Sligo Folk Park is open seven days per week during the months of July and August and for further information please call 071 91 65001/086 2356688.