Clonoulty Rossmore Macra na Feirme are very excited to announce details of this yearâ€™s Miss Macra Festival, which will take place over August Bank holiday weekend.
This year is the 42nd International Miss Macra festival. Once again this yearâ€™s festival will see girls travelling from all over the country and beyond to Tipperary to compete for the honour of being crowned International Miss Macra 2013.
This yearâ€™s festival kicks off on Friday, August 2, when this yearâ€™s contestants will arrive at Dundrum House Hotel, where they will have lunch with the National President, Kieran Oâ€™Dowd. Friday is a very eventful day for the contestants and there is an emphasis on trying something new. As part of â€˜First Time Friday,â€™ the contestants will embark on a tour of the world famous Coolmore Stud.
Later in the evening contestants will meet and greet with their host families in Clonoulty Community Centre. The host families will adopt the girls into the heart of their homes for the duration of the festival.
Afterwards itâ€™s time for the girls to get ready to party, as Friday night is a themed â€œBeach Party,â€ night which will take place in The Venue in Dundrum with disco dancing till late.
Saturday morning three judges who are given the task of selecting one girl from this yearâ€™s 22 contestants, to be crowned International Miss Macra 2013.
On Saturday afternoon, the contestants will get a chance to relax at the annual South Tipperary Raft Race which will take place in Golden, followed by a barbecue.
Then once again as the evening draws to a close the girls will be interviewed on stage by Mike Egan and where they also get a chance to display some of their talents.
On Sunday contestants will take part in a â€˜Blast from the Past Sports Day,â€™ in Clonoulty Rossmore G.A.A Grounds.
Sunday night is the highlight of the festival - the International Miss Macra Gala Banquet. It is here, at midnight, the 2013 International Miss Macra will be crowned.