As you all probably know, with any large event comes a lot of preparation and organizing! Harvest Country Music Festival, which is taking place on the Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of August, is fast approaching. We are expecting thousands of country music fans to descend upon the gates of Westport House for what is set to be Ireland’s best country music festival of the year! We hope you will join us – tickets are on sale on ticketmaster.ie or may be bought at our Town Centre Gate on the day. For more information on the line up and the show times, please read this blog here.
We are very much looking forward to the line up, dancing, singing and good old fashioned fun, but what tops all of this for us is the safety of our guests and local residents, which is why we must close some of our facilities for a period of time before, during and after the main event. With such a large crowd attending and such a big performance line up, Harvest Country Music Festival will require a substantial amount of facilities, equipment and staging which is why we must ensure that the set up and take down of all event aspects is done so in a safe and secure manner.
For this reason, we must close some of our facilities for a short period of time in order to ensure the safety of our guests and local residents. We hope you understand our reasoning behind this and we look forward to enjoying a brilliant country music filled weekend with you all!
See below for a detailed list of our closures and openings:
The main house will close to the public from Wednesday 23rd of August to Monday 28th of August inclusive. The main house will re-open on Tuesday the 29th August at 10am.
The Church Lane entrance to Westport House will be closed to the public from Monday 21st of August to Friday 25th of August. The Church Lane Entrance will then open for attendees of Harvest Country Music Festival on Saturday 26th of August and Sunday 27th of August. The Church Lane gate will then close once again on Monday 28th of August and re-open Wednesday, 30th of August.
The Pirate Adventure Park will close to the public at 6pm on Wednesday 23rd August to 11am on Tuesday 29th August. The Pirate Adventure Park will remain open until Saturday, 2nd of September.
The Greenway route which runs through the grounds of Westport House will close at 6pm on Wednesday 23rd of August and will re-open at 8am on Tuesday 29th of August.
The Westport Train Tour will run on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd of August, but will not be going through the Church Lane entrance or through Westport Town. The new route for these two days will go through Westport Quay and Westport House grounds. The Westport Train Tour will then close to the public from Wednesday 23rd of August to Tuesday 29th of August inclusive. The Westport Train Tour will remain running daily from Wednesday 30th of August until Sunday the 3rd of September.
The Camping and Caravan park will close at noon on Thursday 24th of August and will re-open on Tuesday the 29th of August. If you would like to book a pitch for camping or a caravan during the festival, you can do so through ticketmaster.ie
Gracy’s bar will close at 6pm on Wednesday 23rd of August for the rest of the season .
The Birds of Prey Centre will close from the 24th of August and will re-open on Tuesday, 29th of August to Saturday, 2nd of September.
The Adventure Centre will close at 6pm on the 23rd of August for the rest of the season. However, we will happily open for large, pre-booked groups for the Adventure Centre, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to book yourselves in.
If you would like any further information on Harvest Fest or any of the details outlined above click here, call us on 098-27766 or email email@example.com. Thank you!