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GOOD OLD FASHION FUN IN LOBINSTOWN - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - ON AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
After a successful Family Fun Day debut last year and two years of boot stomping music & craic at the Hoedown in Lobinstown, both events return to the Meade Potato Company farm and food production facility in Lobinstown, Co. Meath on Sat. 5th Aug. and Sun. 6th Aug. for a farm festival weekend not to be missed. All this good old fashioned fun is in aid of the local schools Heronstown N.S. and Newtown N.S. (Family Fun Day) and the local GAA (Hoedown in Lobinstown).
Family Fun Day on the Farm
On Saturday 5th Aug. from noon to 3pm, children can dance to country tunes, enter the mini tractor grand prix, take a pony ride, have a bounce on a selection of bouncy castles, get their faces painted, enjoy the farm animals, kick hot shots and take a tour of the farm and food production facility to learn more about the farm to fork journey of fresh produce.
Admission is €5 per child and includes all of the above activities, and free entries into a draw to win an annual family membership pass for Tayto Park. A BBQ stand and ice cream van will also offer families great value to make this a fun day that’s easy on the pocket but high in the fun stakes for all the family. The car park opens at 11:30am so get there early is the advice to ensure you enjoy every minute of the farm fun that’s on offer this bank holiday weekend.
Hoedown in Lobinstown
Adults are catered for the following night starting from 8pm at the Hoedown in Lobinstown which will feature music by the Texas Wildcats with special guest star Eugene Donegan – Pilgrim St. and Paddy McGarry. The Meade potato store will be transformed into a bona fide barn dance venue complete with a saloon offering happy hour specials and good value all night. There will be prizes for the Best Dressed Cowgirl and Best Dressed Cowboy as well as a jiving competition for those twinkle toes that fancy their chances. A night not to be missed for all ages over 18.
Admission of €25 includes great music and a pig roast BBQ by Callaghan Butchers Ardee. Tickets for the Hoedown are available at Lobinstown Post Office, Kevin Flanagan Butchers, Watters Pub Collon, Lobinstown Inn, The Sally Pub Rathkenny, Donoghue's Pub Woodtown, Meade Potato Company, PS Supplies Lobinstown, Callaghans Butchers Ardee and all Syddan GFC and Dee Rangers LGFA players and committee members.
“Based on the huge amount of positive feedback and fun we had facilitating both events last year, it will be a Bank Holiday weekend not to be missed here on our farm in Lobinstown,” states Eleanor Meade of Meade Potato Company.
Both events have ample parking available and will take place rain, hail or shine! For more information, please see facebook: Meade Potato Company or Hoedown in Lobinstown for more updates.
The Family Fun Day on the Farm, held from 12-3pm on Sat. 5th Aug. at the Meade Potato Company Farm in Lobinstown, Co. Meath offers a variety of activities for children including a Mini Tractor Grand Prix. Admission €5 includes all activities as well as a raffle ticket for an Annual Family Membership to Tayto Park. All proceeds go to benefit local schools.
Starting at 8pm on Sun 6th Aug at the Meade Potato Company Farm in Lobinstown, Co. Meath, the Hoedown in Lobinstown welcomes Eugene Donegan-Pilgrim St. and Paddy McGarry as Special Guests and will feature the Texas Wildcats. Last year’s packed event transformed a potato store into a boot stompin’ Texas honky tonk. Admission €25 includes BBQ dinner.
Family Fun Day at the Farm
Making full use of the Meade Potato Company store which is being transformed for the Hoedown in Lobinstown that night, local parents committees have organised a fundraiser to be held prior to the Hoedown from 1-4pm on Saturday 20th August; activities include a mini tractor grand prix, free farm & factory tours of Meade Potato Company, a junior barn dance, face painting, a farm machinery display and a magic & puppet show suitable for all ages. All of these are included in the admission price of €5 per person, with children going free and all proceeds going to fund local schools. Also on offer on the day will be penalty shootouts, sponge throws and pony rides. From racing around a custom built course on toy tractors to seeing the field to fork journey of the spud at the Meade Farm, to enjoying a magic and puppet show in the Hoedown barn, there are activities to cater for all ages and interests on the day.
WISH US LUCK! Tonight we are up for two prestigious awards at The Green Awards 2016 - Green Medium Sized Enterprise & Green Food and Drink Award. We'd love to get recognition for all we do to #GoGreen but it's the environment not the trophies that matter ...so, we're winners either way!
Meade are running a New Year - New Healthy You Nutribullet Competition to help you kick start a healthy new year. Win a Nutribullet to help you add lots of fruit, veg and fibre into your diet by making delicious, tasty smoothies.
To enter, simply go to our Competitions page on this website under News & Events.
Meade Potato Co. will head to Berlin from Feb. 2-4 to participate in Europe's largest fruit and veg trade fair, Fruit Logistica. The annual trade fair gives us an opportunity to stay abreast of all the cutting edge developments in the fruit and vegetable trade, and to meet with potential customers, importers and exporters. We are in Hall 10.2, Stand A-10 if you would like to visit us!
On 28th and 29th Nov. Meade Potato Company will join 40 other artisan food, drink and craft producers at Kilsharvan House, Bellewstown to ring in the holiday season at the Festive Taste of Boyne Valley. 11-5pm. €5 per car to enter.
Meade Potato Co. is celebrating the spud for National Potato Day on Friday 2nd Oct by doing a series of hamper giveaways on LMFM and an airfryer giveaway through our facebook page. Up the Spud!
A potato, fruit and veg hamper will be given away every day in the week leading up to National Potato Day 2nd October on the Breakfast show on LMFM with Seamus and Christy. Tune in from 7-9am to find out why the potato is one of the best nutritional choices you can make and answer a simple question about why the spud is a staple of the Irish diet in order to be in with a chance to win.
Get that airfryer you've always wanted in our National Potato Day airfryer giveaway. Simply Like our facebook page, tag your friends/family who love their spuds the most and Share the love to be in with a chance to win an airfryer this Friday! Competition closes on Friday at 4pm. Winner announced on Friday at 4:30pm.
Meade Potato Company sponsors the Outstanding Exhibit in Fruit and Veg Section at the Royal Meath Show this Sunday 6 Sept. in Trim, Co. Meath.
The Royal Meath Show has a long tradition of showcasing the best and brightest of country living in Trim, Co. Meath. Their Home Industries Section is of a high standard with numerous classes catering for every aspect of the home economies. With a particularly impressive Fruit and Vegetable Section always on display, Meade Potato Company is delighted to sponsor the award for Outstanding Exhibit in these classes.
Clonmellon is celebrating its roots as the first place in Ireland where spuds were grown. While Youghal in Cork has always laid claim to being the first potato plantation in Ireland, evidence now suggests that Sir Walter Raleigh's ancestral home, Killua Castle, in Clonmellon, Westmeath was where the first potatoes were cultivated, before he began larger scale planting at his Youghal farm.
To celebrate this piece of spud history, Clonmellon is holding its first ever Potato Festival on Sunday, 16 August from 2-6pm. There will be colcannon, contests and lots of craic on offer with traditional music, bouncy castles, talent contests, cooking contests, spud peeling contests, a 'foodie' fair, Mr. Tayto, and of course our very own Mr. Rooster Spud and Mr. Rooster Chips.