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Gorey Fete Fever Builds

The gates have opened for the annual Gorey Fete, with hundreds of people expected to descend on the pier over the course of the day.

Live music kicks the event off this morning (18 August) before the official opening takes place at 1.45pm.

The famous yard of ale and spaghetti-eating competitions make their return, but before that, the island's 'Bonniest baby' will be crowned.

A firework display will close the packed event at 10.30pm.

The full line up is:

  • 10am - Gates open
  • 11am - Foolish Things - Double Bass & Guitar
  • 12pm - Frosties Magic Show: Abraca Dad Bod
  • 1pm - Mike Hutchings Family sing-along show
  • 1.45pm - Official Fete Opening
  • 2pm - Bonnie Baby Competition
  • 2.30pm - Jasmine Derrien: Local Singer Songwriter
  • 3.30pm - Parish 13: 5 Piece Quirky Folk Music Band
  • 4.30pm - Pam Bindi: Funky Groove Music Band
  • 5.30pm - Bunkface: Punk Pop Band
  • 7.30pm - Spaghetti Eating Competition
  • 8.00pm - Yard of Ale Competition
  • 8.45pm - Backbeat: Cheese and Party Music
  • 10.30pm - Fireworks

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