Kilcock Festival 2011 – Schedule of Events

Kilcock Canal Festival 2011

Kilcock Canal Festival 2011

After 20 years or so Kilcock welcomes back it’s canal festival! And by the looks of the schedule of events (most of you should have received one through your letterbox by now) it going to be a fantastic 3 days of fun – with live music in the square every night, loads of fun stuff for the kids, photo trail, fishing competition, 5k run, fun fair, pet farms, sports & vintage car rally and so much more!! A huge thank you to all the local groups, especially the Kilcock Business Association for coming together to bring this festival back to the community.

What’s On!


Friday 24th June
From 5pm Fun Fair in “the Hotel” Car Park
7.30pm – 9.30pm Fishing Competitions in the Canal
7.30pm 5K run, organised by St Cocas Athletic Club
8.30pm The Elgart Jazz Band in the Harbour Festival
Opening by Lord Mayor of Kilcock
Recital by Peter Manning
Release of Chinese Lanterns
8.30 – 11.30pm Youth Disco in Kilcock GAA


Saturday 25th June
9.30am-2pm Kilcock Country Market in the Square
10am Canoe Competition in the Harbour
11am Soccer Striker organised by Kilcock Celtic inScoil DaraFrom 2pm Fun Fair in “the Hotel” Car Park
2pm-6pm Sports and Vintage Car Rally, Bouncy Castles, Dog Show, Pony Rides, Animals from Confert Pet Farm, in Kilcock GAA
2pm Photo trail around Kilcock, setting off from Festivalheadquarters in the Square, bring the whole family along, have fun and replicate fun, posed picturestaken at selected landmarks in Kilcock.
4pm Treasure Hunt, setting off from Festival headquarters in the Square, come along, have fun and discover the hidden treasures in Kilcock.
8.30pm Stretcher Race with representatives from all thelocal pubs, being ferried around the town, from pub to pub!
10pm Music in the Square – Local band Travella with support act.


Sunday 26th June
9.30am-2pm Kilcock Country Market in the Square
11am-6pm Boats on the Canal
12pm Canoe Match in the Harbour, enjoy the friendly battle between local Water Polo Canoe Clubs
2.30pm Cardboard Boat Race in the Harbout. Design, build and float your cardboard boat… Prepare to get wet!!
2pm Photo trail around Kilcock
2pm-6pm Learn all about the history of Kilcock and admire the crafts from the ICA in the Scouts Hall.
2pm-5pm Pony rides along the Canal bank
2pm-5pm Bouncy Castles on the Fairgreen
3.30pm Comhaltas take to the Stage in the Square
4pm Come along the Family Fun Corner in the Square with traditional fun for all ages.
from 4.30pm Live Music in the Square 

  • Albert Stone – Acoustic Solo Act
  • Mambo and Route 66
  • Maynooth Gospel Choir Local Band
  • Fox E. and the Good Hands Local band
  • Faraday Headline Act

Check out the Festival Facebook page too!

9 Responses to Kilcock Festival 2011 – Schedule of Events

  1. helen June 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    I can’t wait until the festival.Soooooo excited!!!!

  2. Mick Farrell June 21, 2011 at 2:12 am #

    Canalboat 31B, The Williams and Woods, is currently in Castleknock and expects to be in Kilcock Hbr for Friday evening. Can you advise me where to tie up (by return e-mail) so as not to impede any planned water based events…??


  3. Gillian MacMahon June 21, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Hi there,

    I am wondering if it is at all possible to have a table there and sell some designer jewellery. I have recently become a consultant for Miglio Jewellery – http://www.miglio.co.uk – and I would be interested in trying to promote it at the kilcock festival. I am from Enfield

    Please could you let me know who I should contact regarding setting up a table. Where is it all happening.

    Thanks in advance,

  4. Tara Lane June 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    Hi Gillian,
    Please email kilcockbusinessassociation@gmail.com and I can send you a market application form. It has to be completed and then returned to BuySAfrica, 3a New Road, Kilcock. Your application then goes before the committee and successful applications are granted a permit to trade at the Kilcock Country Market.
    Many thanks
    Tara Lane
    Kilcock Business Association.

  5. Shane Brennan June 22, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    Hi Heidi,
    I’m going to play music on the street with a friend, we are experienced musicians so if you want to warm up the crowd for some of the music/events, also we could set up near the street seller of designer jewlery(above) to create an nice atmosphere, and we were also thinking of busking at the release of the Chinese lanterns. Any suggestions? or rrequests? I think you have my phone number Shane.

  6. Heidi Jermyn June 24, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Hi Shane! Thanks for the comment – I love the idea of buskers at the celebrations – I’d say there will be no problem with it but could you email kilcockbusinessassociation@gmail.com and leave your number (I don’t have it) so someone can get in touch with you?
    Hope to see you there tonight!

  7. ashling June 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    wow this funfair in kilcock is so cool

  8. becky June 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    what is “the hotel”?

  9. bohan June 26, 2011 at 4:23 am #

    i am travling from newzealand 2 be there looking foward 2 it

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