Rathdrum Halloween Playfest

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Rathdrum Halloween Playfest

31 October 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wicklow County Council is delighted to present Halloween Playfest, a spooktacularly-playful weekend of workshops, demonstrations, puppet shows, dance events, discos, concerts, games and more that will take place in Memorial Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October.

Highlights include performances from trad band Perfect Friction, 70’s rock band Feel the Pinch, singer-songwriter Amy Barrett and East Coast Jazz Band, all protected from the weather under an attractive open stretch tent. Also planned are Bodhrán Buzz and Pumpkin Carving workshops, a Silent Disco with Fancy Dress for teenagers with FM 104’s DJ Al Gibbs, a demonstration on how to cook with leftover pumpkin carvings by celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio, and lots, lots more.

All events at Halloween Playfest are FREE. Many activities are available to enjoy on the spot, while others require advance booking at on bit.ly/PlayFestRathdrum

Listings Information:

Halloween Playfest, Memorial Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Saturday 30 October 11am –8pm

Sunday 31 October 11am-4pm

FREE entry to all events



  • 11am & 12.30pm | Bodhrán Buzz Workshop (All Ages, Advance Booking Required)
  • 11am-4pm | Giant Outdoor Games (All Ages)
  • 11.45am-12.30pm | Beauty & the Beast puppet show (All Ages)
  • 11am-4pm | Balance Bikes Obstacle Course (Toddlers 3+)
  • 11am-12pm | The Zoryanna (All Ages)
  • 12.30, 1.15, 2pm | Pumpkin Carving Workshops (Ages 12+, Advance Booking Required)
  • 1.30-2.30pm | Tiny Disco & Fancy Dress with DJ Mick (Ages 0-12)
  • 2.30pm | Perfect Friction in Concert (All Ages)
  • 4.30pm | Silent Disco with Fancy Dress with FM 104’s DJ Al Gibbs (Teenagers 13+, Advance Booking Required)
  • 7pm | Feel the Pinch in Concert (All Ages)



  • 12-4pm | Giant Outdoor Games (All Ages)
  • 12pm | Pound Fit (Families Ages 5+)
  • 2-2.45pm | Family FIT HIIT (Families)
  • 1-2pm | Wicklow Willow Halloween Decoration Workshops (All Ages 6+)
  • 1-1.45pm | Play Sessions (All Ages)
  • 1-1.30pm | Amy Barrett in Concert (All Ages)
  • 2-3pm | Catherine Fulvio pumpkin recipe demonstration (All Ages).
  • 3pm | East Coast Jazz Band in Concert (All Ages, Advance Booking Required)

Halloween Playfest is supported through the Creative Ireland Programme and presented by Wicklow County Council’s Culture Team. With thanks to Rathdrum Development Association.  Also supported by the LLPS, Healthy Ireland, Wicklow Local Sports Development Partnership and the Play Paradigm. Perfect Friction, Feel the Pinch and East Coast Jazz Band in Concert are presented as part of the Local Live Performance Scheme.


31 October 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm