Whitehead Festival 2017

Festival Runs 28 July to 13 August 2017

The 2017 festival program is now available. Many have been delivered to doorsteps and there are also leaflets available in the shops around town. The program will also be available as a PDF for download shortly. A number of posters have been created for various events and these are also being tweeted out.

Follow Whitehead on Twitter, using the Twitter handle @WhiteheadNIrela and why not add these dates to your diary for a special day out or a go at your favourite competition / sport / leisure activity? There is also plenty for children to do.


These include sports and competitions, like tennis, soccer-golf, swimmimg and the popular raft race.

Food & Folk & Yarn

For the foodies among you, there will be plenty of new items to try, as well as listening to Folk Music and you can also try the NEW entry this year – Yarn displays. There is also fishing, garden society, cycling and Pool, as well as workshops for kids and environmental activities of different kinds.

What Else?

A quiz, steam trains, and a biodiversity summer school, for starters.


Whitehead Products

Whitehead Product

A locally made product from artist Joanne Campbell, who creates commissions to order. This particular item is painted on a heart-shaped piece of slate, with blue forget-me-not flowers painted top left and bottom right. The piece has a hole drilled in it so that a thong or chain can be threaded through. This piece can be worn as jewellery or hung on a wall or in a window or can be obtained varnished for display outside.

What Would YOU Commission?

What would you like painted on slate for yourself or as a gift for someone?

Victorian Street Fair Saturday 26th November 2016

Victorian Street Fair 26 November 2016
Victorian Street Fair 26 November 2016

Whitehead’s Popular Victorian Street Fair is back on the last Saturday in November. All the popular stalls and side-shows will be back.

Even more people will be dressed in Victorian costume this year. Make sure to get yours now, before the rush!

There are so many styles you can choose from and the Victorians liked good heavy material like wool and tweed which will keep you warm and toasty, no matter what the weather. If you start now, you could even make your own costume.