Woolapalooza Festival

Woolapalooza Farm Festival returns to Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin this May Bank Holiday Weekend!

Join us on Sunday 6th and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May at Ireland’s most unique suburban farming festival which has expanded for 2018 and this year, the 38-acre food and farm destination will host an array of events for all the family. Tickets are bought on the gate and are €10 per adult and €5 per child and under 3 go free! Group rates are also available.

Thrilling sheepdog trials with Denis Birchall, Ireland’s One Man & His Dog Champion, barber Rodney and his super sheep shears, live music and dancing at the Woolapalooza Céilí, drop-in craft sessions for kids and adults, butchery and bakery demonstrations, Fire & Grill BBQ all day with Robin Gill and Luke Matthews, heritage house tours and storytelling, a giant knitting bee, yarn bombing, craft stalls, brunch in Overends Kitchen and so much more.

Woolapalooza Farm Festival 2018 is a fantastic Bank Holiday must do!

Sheep demo

 

Sheep Dog Trials:

Watch Denis and Tweed the famous sheepdog round-up the Airfield herd in the sheepdog trials! This is an amazing experience to see how farmer and dog work together to move the sheep throughout the field.

 

Traditional Crafting

The Guild of Irish Spinners, Weavers and Dyers will be here with engaging workshops and demonstrations showcasing traditional wool crafting from ‘Sheep to shawl’. They will be also holding drop in craft clubs for all ages to get to grips with all things weaving, spinning, dyeing and carding!

Woolapalooza Live Céilí

 

Woolapalooza Live Céilí: 

Throw on the dancing wellies and take to the floor at the Woolapalooza Live Céilí and enjoy our traditional music and dance

Airfield Estate Jersey herd

 

Jersey Herd Exhibition

Our Jersey herd at Airfield Estate dates back to the Overend Family who left the Estate to the public in 1974! Learn all about the history of our herd in our special exhibition.

New Arrivals at Airfield Estate

 

Down on the Farmyard:

Take part in the daily farmyard activities including egg collection, Jersey herd milking and tasting, animal feeding and donkey grooming.

sheep shearing

 

Sheep Shearing: 

Barber Rodney will be giving the Airfield herd their annual trim and will be demonstrating his skills in shearing! See how he uses the electric shears alongside the more traditional hand shears.

BBQ at Woolapalooza

 

Dine & Drink:

Grab a mouth-watering breakfast or lunch in Overends Kitchen, sip on Airfield milky lattes from the Stables Cafe. Tuck into baked delights, and enjoy the smoky goodness of the all-day BBQ with world renowned Chef Robin Gill and Airfield’s Culinary Lead Luke Matthews.  Sample delicious goodies from some of Airfield’s favourite suppliers.

 

Farm Tours:

Get down and dirty with farm tours in the company of the Airfield farmers and catch the fascinating display of vintage farm machinery. Drop into one of the many food, farming, safety, science and gardening talks happening throughout the festival.

Make & Play

 

Make & Play:

Wander through lots of inspiring arts and crafts stalls and drop into one of the kids or adults craft clubs running throughout the day. Enjoy face-painting*, old fashioned family games on the lawn, a 27 metre zip line, outdoor play areas for kids of all ages and help search the Estate for the missing Sheep

Butchery Demo

Farm Kitchen:

Churn it up with butter making or master your knife skills at the butchery demonstrations or bakery demos.

Heritage Tour at Airfield Estate

Our Heritage:

Take a heritage tour of Airfield House and learn about the incredible Overend sisters who left Airfield Estate in trust to the people of Ireland.

Wool Play at Airfield Estate

Wild’n’Woolly:

Get your wool on and take part in the giant knitting bee, or spin and weave your way through the wool demonstrations. Make sure to check out the yarn bombing installations and the textile exhibition.

Woolapalooza Farm Festival, Sunday May 6th and Monday May 7th, 9.30am – 5pm daily (last admission 4pm). No booking required, admission at the gate. Tickets €10 adult/€5 children/Under 3’s always go free at Airfield. Family Group rates available. Airfield Members go free. *a small number of events incur an additional cost

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