Mal­low gear­ing up for some fes­tive fun at Cas­tle Fair

The Corkman - - NEWS - BILL BROWNE

HAV­ING re­cently played host to the suc­cess­ful Hal­loween ‘Spook­tac­u­lar’ event the stately grounds of Mal­low Cas­tle is set to host an­other sea­sonal shindig next month.

For the fourth year in suc­ces­sion the venue will be trans­formed into a ‘Win­ter Won­der­land’, with lo­cal com­mu­nity groups and busi­nesses urged to do their bit to bring fes­tive sparkle to the town.

Or­gan­ised by the Mal­low De­vel­op­ment Part­ner­ship (MDP) in con­junc­tion with Cork County Coun­cil and the Mal­low Cham­ber, the event will take place from noon to 4pm on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 2.

Since its in­cep­tion the fair has grown to be­come one of the big­gest of its kind in north Cork, of­fer­ing vis­i­tors a wel­come op­por­tu­nity to pick up some sea­sonal gifts while en­joy­ing some free en­ter­tain­ment.

As in pre­vi­ous years it will fea­ture an im­pres­sive ar­ray of fes­tive food and craft stalls, in­clud­ing some from the suc­cess­ful Taste of Cork ini­tia­tive.

A spokesper­son for the MDP said the event has rapidly be­come a sta­ple of Mal­low’s fes­tive cal­en­dar.

“It is a great op­por­tu­nity for the lo­cal com­mu­nity to come to­gether to wel­come the Christ­mas sea­son, with plenty tak­ing place across the day to suit all ages and tastes,” they said.

“Mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided in the spe­cially erected mar­quee, with plenty of other at­trac­tions on the day for the lit­tle ones in­clud­ing the Christ­mas Ex­press train ride, games, a sto­ry­teller and face paint­ing.”

Naturally, the guest of hon­our will be the big man him­self, Santa, who will wel­come kid­dies and in­vite them to con­fide their Christ­mas wish lists to him.

Any lo­cal busi­nesses in­ter­ested in set­ting up a stall on the day are asked to con­tact the Mal­low De­vel­op­ment Part­ner­ship on 022 22658 or email them at mal­lowde­vel­op­ment­part­ner­ to se­cure a space

Vis­i­tors at last year’s Christ­mas Fair pe­rus­ing some of the many sea­sonal treats and crafts on of­fer.

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