What's On: Foodie Festival in Down, Activities for All in Fermanagh, Bluegrass Omagh in Tyrone and more

Activities for All's programme of outdoor events at SHARE includes banana boating and much more
Jacqueline McGonigle


THE Clandeboye Foodie Festival takes place this weekend on Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1 at the Clandeyboye Estate in Bangor featuring local food and drink producers, demonstrations, tastings and much more. Admission is free.


At the Market Place Theatre this Friday, In The Heart of The Country tells how a farming community in mid-Tyrone dealt with the complex issues that arose from the search for civil rights. At that time, dancing and country music were the main social diet albeit mostly for one side of the community. The story reflects how a young couple's love of country music could transcend age-old tribal barriers – but not without a price to pay.


Activities for All is a portfolio of action-packed, outdoor activities which SHARE offers to the general public. These activities are available every day in August and include archery, sailing, canoeing, banana boating and many more.


The 28th annual Bluegrass Omagh music festival returns to the Ulster American Folk Park from Friday August 30 until Sunday September 1. Award-winning American and European bands and performers will descend on the museum to join acclaimed acts from across Ireland. The headline act bringing their popular and growing brand of Bluegrass music to this year's festival is Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.


Carnival of Colours is back and this time it's on tour, bringing the most circus-y festival you've ever witnessed to Brooke Park in Derry this Saturday and Sunday – and you are invited! Acts include Grant Goldie, Andrea Fidelio, Dr Skita, Siolta Circus and Jack Wise.


Antrim Castle Gardens will once again host the popular Spinning Yarns Festival this Saturday and Sunday. A festival of colour, creativity and craft celebrating the wonderful world of all things associated with textiles, in particular wool and linen, where we will showcase these homespun yarns in all their forms.


Calling all brides to be: it's back. The Stormont Hotel Wedding Show on Sunday September 1, 1pm until 4pm with two fashion shows, live band showcase and over 60 exhibitors.

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