Thrills in store for the 16th
Hillsborough International Oyster Festival
the final countdown to one of the biggest events on the Northern
Ireland calendar - the Hillsborough International Oyster
Festival. The annual event, now in its 16th year, includes fun
and entertainment for all the family and runs from September
Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 with a pre-Festival event on Sunday
This year, 'Super Dream Car Sunday' adds an
adrenaline-pumping touch of class to pre-Festival events.
The village will host some of Northern
Ireland's most luxurious cars; these will include Aston Martins,
Lamborghinis, Ferraris and many more.
This very popular family day isn't just for
fathers and sons as everyone gets a chance to buy a spin in a
thrilling super car. Thursday will see a bigger and brighter
Debenhams fashion show in the Festival marquee, while those who
don't mind getting wet compete in the Canadian Boat Race on the
Lake in Hillsborough Forest Park.
Also in the Forest Park, a brand new
attraction will see teams battle it out in a gruelling
The nearly-invincible Northern Ireland
Tug-O-War team will guarantee strong opposition to any team
brave enough to take on the challenge!
Amongst those who fancy their chances are teams
from the Belfast Giants, the Ulster Rugby Squad and even the
Hillsborough Young Farmers.
Later that evening in The Plough Court marquee,
those with a strong constitution are invited to watch the final
of the Northern Ireland Oyster Eating
Championship. Eight courageous entrants from all
over the Province will race against the clock to win the title
of NI champion.
As always, Saturday is the biggest and most
popular day of the Festival. event with the regular market
trading in the Festival marquee happening with an on-street
carnival in the Fort Field behind The Plough Inn. For
thrill-seekers there will be a new track for the very successful
Soap Box Derby on the Main Street.
Get your entry in now as spaces are limited.
As always, the highlight of Saturday
Afternoon sees the World Oyster Eating Championship Finals, a
sight not to be missed.
A live band and BBQ in the marquee on Saturday
evening finishes what should be a fantastic Festival for all
ages. The event for 2007 raised £45k for Charity and with
continued support from our sponsors organisers hope to beat that
amount this year.
You can visit the website for further details