6th & 7th July 2019



International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza at Borrisoleigh Festival July 6th & 7th

The International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza returns again this year to Borrisoleigh Festival which takes place on July 6th & 7th 2019.  The competition is open to everyone to submit their modified wheelbarrows to be in with a chance to win some great prizes. Your imagination is the only limiting factor in this unique competition!

•Best floral display wheelbarrow
•Best homemade / use of recycled materials wheelbarrow.
•Best artistic creation wheelbarrow.

THE PUBLIC VOTE…..open from 1.30pm to 6.15pm….Each vote costs €1…

Prize of €100 for the Best overall wheelbarrow as voted by the public. May the best wheelbarrow win…….

REGISTRATION 1.30pm to 3.30pm
PARADE @ 6pm followed by judging.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED @ 6.30pm approx.

A host of other events and entertainment is lined up for the weekend.

Entries to the Wheelbarrow Competition are now being sought. Full competition rules will be put up on Facebook and the website www.borrisoleighfestival.com. There is fantastic scope for individuals, community groups and businesses to come up with their own unique designs, decorations and modifications. Whether you want to make a wheelbarrow from old pallets, show off your prize petulas, decorate in your club colours or add solar panels and gadget charging stations to your wheelbarrow, the choice is up to you and the fame and glory is yours for the taking!


The wheelbarrows will be on display to the general public on Sunday 22nd July when the judging will also take place. The Festival committee would like to thank everyone who has helped out with the planning and organisation of this year’s event and to all the businesses who have sponsored the booklet, without whom the event would not be possible.

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