Perks: 90 Years of Glorious Fun Festival this July

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It’s been 90 years since a young boy called Jumbo Perks carved a roulette wheel from a piece of wood and rolled the metaphorical dice on his future.

Now, almost a century later, Perks Entertainment Centre, Youghal is proud to celebrate 90 years of glorious fun, with a spectacular Family Festival, from Wednesday, July 3rd to Thursday, July 11th inclusive.

Paying homage to the traditional funfairs of days gone by, the festival will include rides and sideshows from the past, all beautifully restored, as well as the chance to try your hand at Hook-A-Duck and the Coconut Shy (both of which you might have to explain to your children!).

Festivities begin on Wednesday, July 3rd with outdoor funfair rides, starting at 1pm and the launch of the Perks Colouring Competition (win entry wristbands for the final night of the festival).

Friday, July 5th sees the official opening of the Perks 90 Years of Glorious Fun Festival by Brendan Grace – who knows a thing or two about entertainment himself! Joined by Perkie Bear and a whole host of invited guests, Brendan will perform live following the official opening.

Read more inside the latest issue of Youghal News.