This Highbank Orchards Christmas Food & Craft Fair 13th and 14th December (Saturday and Sunday) promises to be a two day Christmas Extravaganza for all the family. It starts at 11am each day and finishes at dusk 🙂
At 12.00 Saturday 13th December Highbank Orchard will cut the ribbon to open Ireland’s smallest distillery and they will have for sale the first bottles of Highbank Orchard Spirit amidst a celebration of over 30 local food and craft stalls with hot and cold food, hot apple juice, Glasrai & Goodies hampers and toys – Christmas shopping made easy.
There is are also
- Christmas trees,
- puppet shows by Miriam Lambert,
- Mid Winter Mini beast hunts with Monica,
- Orchard Train rides
- Ann Neary & Edward Hayden’s ‘Stress Free Christmas Cooking’ accompanied by Breda McDonald making butter.
- Of course there will be an occasional appearance of Santa 🙂
There is no entrance charge but it is recommended to prebook the events listed below as places are limited.
Ann Neary/Edward Hayden Present : Stress free Christmas Cooking
Anne Neary (Ryeland Cookery School) & Edward Hayden (TV3 celebrity chef) appear in our Cooking Pit. Pre booking essential.
Miriam Lambert Puppeteer presents: Goldilocks and The Three Bears – ‘imagine a story come to life’
Suitable for families. Only €5.00 per head with prebooking essential to avoid disappointment.
Midwinter mystery adventure with Monica Fleming
Discover what our native wildlife is getting up to in the depths of winter mini-beast quest, pond dipping, winter tree identification, build an animal hide.
Last years mini beast tours fascinated the younger children particularly; they could be seen enthusiastically shaking autumn leaves from trees to see what insects might be hiding there.
These adventures run from 2pm to 3.30 each day Saturday and Sunday.
Ballaghtobin Real Christmas Trees
These are Nordman non-shed trees direct from the growers and each tree is over 9 years old. They are netted for easy transport. You can buy one online here and collect on the day.