Scarefest Carlow

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Scarefest is a brand new Halloween themed festival taking place in County Carlow each Halloween.

The festival features a wide ranging programme, from paranormal investigations and witch trials, to spectacular fire shows and family fun activities!

Friday 25th

Lucinda Sly Walking Tour                Carlow County Museum                                   4pm        FREE

 

This interactive walking tour tells the tragic tale of Lucinda Sly, who was hanged for murdering her husband in 1835, along with her alleged accomplice John Dempsey. Commencing from beneath the trap door from which she was hanged in Carlow County Museum, the tour will include visits to the old Carlow Gaol, The Governors House, Deighton Hall and Shamrock Square and will be led by local historian John McDarby.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/lucinda-sly-walking-tour-tickets-74546375215

 

Paranormal Investigation               Duckett's Grove                                   8pm                          €30

Take part in a real Paranormal Investigation in one of Ireland's most haunted buildings. During the day, Duckett's Grove is full of life and is a very popular tourist destination with its' two beautifully restored walled gardens, forest walks, tea rooms and craft shops. However, by night, it's completely different and many can even sense the energy building as the sun goes down. Some paranormal activity encountered at the site has also been less than friendly over the years and as a result, you have to be over the age of 18 to complete an investigation and be willing to sign a waiver upon arrival.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/72745942071

 

Saturday 26th

 

Carlow Farmers Market Street Party        Potato Market                    10am – 2pm        FREE*

 

The weekly Carlow Farmers Market will host a massive street party consisting of street entertainment, busking competition, face painting, pumpkin competitions, pumpkin soup and a mobile petting farm (small charge applies for entry into the petting farm and bouncy castles etc. - all other activities are free).

 

Halloween Festival Fun Day          Delta Sensory Gardens                   11am – 5pm       €5 adults/€7 kids/€20 family of 4

Visit the Halloween Experience at Delta Sensory GardensCome and join us for some freakish fun and ghoulish goings on at our Halloween Experience this October with lots of wicked and wonderful things that will make you jump in the gardens. Come and join us for some freakish fun and ghoulish goings on at our Halloween Experience this October with lots of wicked and wonderful things that will make you jump in the gardens. There will be plenty of Halloween Activites to entertain the whole family including Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Arts & Crafts and a Murder Mystery down in the gardens

https://www.yourdaysout.ie/events-on-in-county-carlow-ireland/halloween-experience-at-delta-sensory-gardens-3759

Spooky Boat Trips on The Barrow                Carlow Town Park             12pm & 2pm                        €15 adults/€10 kids

Relax inches from the waterline, as life slows to a soothing pace in a traditional Irish Open-Boat. Hear of the real-life men and women who kept the boating traffic flowing. Throughout your trip, you will be surrounded by the unspoiled natural habitat of Ireland's second largest river and witness the wildlife that make the river Barrow their home. Your skipper will be in costume and there will be songs, stories and games along the way.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/72748525799

 

 

Tribstock                                 Perry’s Warehouse         6pm – Midnight                                    €30 one night/€40 two nights

TribStock, Carlow's first tribute band festival, will showcase National and International Tribute acts, covering songs from some of the greatest bands in history. Sing along to your favourite tunes of the 70’s, 80's and 90's. You will be exposed to some of the best musicians and performers on the scene today, while celebrating the music of your favourite bands with Hit after Hit! Fully licensed bar and food vendors will be available on the night.

Saturday Only Ticket:

https://ticketstop.ie/event/2777/tribstock-carlow-tribute-band-festival-saturday

Weekend Ticket:

https://ticketstop.ie/event/2612/tribstock-tribute-band-festival-carlow

 

Paranormal Investigation               Duckett's Grove                                   8pm                          €30

Take part in a real Paranormal Investigation in one of Ireland's most haunted buildings. During the day, Duckett's Grove is full of life and is a very popular tourist destination with its' two beautifully restored walled gardens, forest walks, tea rooms and craft shops. However, by night, it's completely different and many can even sense the energy building as the sun goes down. Some paranormal activity encountered at the site has also been less than friendly over the years and as a result, you have to be over the age of 18 to complete an investigation and be willing to sign a waiver upon arrival.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/72745942071

 

Sunday 27th

Scarefest Pumpkin Party Party                      Duckett’s Grove                                   12pm – 4pm        €5

Take the kids to a Halloween party like no other! With children’s entertainers, guided tours of the fairy forest, face painting, bouncy castles*, pumpkin picking, music and more, this is the family event of the festival! Each child will get to choose their own pumpkin which they can take home, or carve in our pumpkin carving workshop. There will also be a craft market and food vendors on-site throughout the event.

 

*Small charge applies to the bouncy castles/kiddie rides

 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/scarefest-halloween-pumpkin-party-tickets-74966192901

 

Spooky Boat Trips on The Barrow                Carlow Town Park             12pm & 2pm                        €15 adults/€10 kids

Relax inches from the waterline, as life slows to a soothing pace in a traditional Irish Open-Boat. Hear of the real-life men and women who kept the boating traffic flowing. Throughout your trip, you will be surrounded by the unspoiled natural habitat of Ireland's second largest river and witness the wildlife that make the river Barrow their home. Your skipper will be in costume and there will be songs, stories and games along the way.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/72748525799

 

 

Tribstock                                 Perry’s Warehouse         5pm – Midnight                                    €30 one night/€40 two nights

TribStock, Carlow's first tribute band festival, will showcase National and International Tribute acts, covering songs from some of the greatest bands in history. Sing along to your favourite tunes of the 70’s, 80's and 90's. You will be exposed to some of the best musicians and performers on the scene today, while celebrating the music of your favourite bands with Hit after Hit! Fully licensed bar and food vendors will be available on the night.

Sunday Only Ticket:

https://ticketstop.ie/event/2778/tribstock-carlow-tribute-band-festival-sunday

Weekend Ticket:

https://ticketstop.ie/event/2612/tribstock-tribute-band-festival-carlow

 

Paranormal Investigation               Duckett's Grove                                   8pm                          €30

Take part in a real Paranormal Investigation in one of Ireland's most haunted buildings. During the day, Duckett's Grove is full of life and is a very popular tourist destination with its' two beautifully restored walled gardens, forest walks, tea rooms and craft shops. However, by night, it's completely different and many can even sense the energy building as the sun goes down. Some paranormal activity encountered at the site has also been less than friendly over the years and as a result, you have to be over the age of 18 to complete an investigation and be willing to sign a waiver upon arrival.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/72745942071

 

Monday 28th

Comedy Hypnotist - Michael McCoy                          Seven Oaks Hotel              8pm        €15 / €45 family of 4

Watch in amazement as your friends, family, or co-workers begin to do things you never think they would or COULD. They are transformed into their favorite celebrities, become aliens from another world, completely forget their names, think they have just hit the lottery, or even dance along with the magical Voodoo monkey. That is only the beginning, as our stars of the show perform hilarious side-splitting skits which will leave your guests on the floor laughing. The fun is not just restricted to the stage either - expect our stars to interact fully with the audience as everyone gets to participate in the show. Its an action-packed, high-energy night where there is never a dull moment. The show is complete with stage props, costumes, sound effects, and high-energy music to create the perfect atmosphere for fun and

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/74572754115

 

Tuesday 29th

 

Children's Storytelling                     Carlow Library                    12pm, 2pm & 4pm           FREE

Dress the kids up and bring them to our Halloween storytelling workshop and let their imaginations run wild! Your kids will be enchanted and amazed as our storyteller tells tales and plays games all with a Halloween theme. Event is free of charge but places are limited. Pre-booking is essential.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/72747685285

 

Night at the Museum                        Carlow County Museum                                   6pm – 8pm           €10

Step inside the award-winning Carlow County Museum after the sun goes down for a guided tour with a difference. Learn all about local history and culture as local actors bring some of the exhibitions to life. The tour will take approx. 1 hour and will commence at half hour intervals between 6pm - 8pm

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/72747330223

 

Wednesday 30th

 

Children's Arts & Crafts Workshop             Carlow Library                    12pm, 2pm & 4pm           FREE

Bring the kids to this interactive arts & crafts workshop during Scarefest. Lasting one hour, this free workshop will help the children in attendance to create something unique for Halloween. Places are limited and although are free, need to be booked in advance.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/73307718359

 

Thursday 31st

 

Public Witch Trial              Carlow Courthouse         7pm        €15 adults/€10 kids (under 16)

Taking place inside the 18th century Carlow Courthouse, a local woman will go on trial accused of witchcraft. Will she be found guilty or innocent? Only time will tell! Written & directed by Derek Egan, this will be one of the highlights of this year’s festival. Advanced booking is recommended as this event sold out in 4 days last year. The ticket also includes entry into Perry's warehouse for the Festival Finale show which will include the second and final act of the witch trial.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/70847493761

 

Night Time Street Parade               Carlow Town                        8pm                          FREE

Following the Witch Trial, the witch (if found guilty) will be paraded through the streets of Carlow Town so locals can show their distain. She will be followed by local groups and entertainers in what will be a fun filled parade with lights, music, dance and scares! The theme of the parade is Day of the Dead. People are encouraged to dress up and join in the parade when it passes by.

 

Festival Finale                      Perry’s Warehouse                           8.30pm                                    €5

The Festival Finale will feature the second and final part of the Witch Trial followed by a variety show of local performance groups. The show will culminate in an amazing show of percussion and dance from The Hit Machine. The Hit Machine Drummers bring noise and the energy everywhere they go. Invigorating crowds since 2013, the Hit Machine have been taking events to the next level all over Ireland and abroad with their spell-binding drum show. Food vendors will be on site, and toilet facilities will also be provided. There will be some small carnival rides/attractions on site also which will incur a small charge (not included in the entrance fee)

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/73308986151

 

Paranormal Night with Barry Fitzgerald (Ghost Hunters International)      Duckett’s Grove                                   8pm        €50

Spend Halloween night taking part in a real paranormal investigation with Barry Fitzgerald from Ghost Hunters International fame. Barry will brief all in attendance on the paranormal and speak about some of his own experiences before leading a real investigation in the grounds of Duckett's Grove. Following the investigation there will be a Q&A session where you will get to ask your own questions.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/72748710351

 

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Business 5 / 5

Fantastic festival that gets bigger and bigger

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