The main street is pedestrianised for the full weekend making it the perfect spot to spend the day enjoying music, heritage, food and  free family entertainment from 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. The line is still being finalised but there will be lots for all the family.

History & Heritage

Step back in time to Medieval Maryborough and learn some of the fascinating history of the mighty Fort Protector! Explore a soldier’s camp display, stalls of medieval armoury, medieval craft and cooking displays or make your own shield. Featuring Lord Edwards Own Re-enactment Group, Raven Haven Aviaries, Ancient Music Ireland and Irish History Live Re-enactments Group.

Guided heritage walks of the The Old Fort will be scheduled more details to follow. The walks will be guided by the Laois Heritage Society.


There will be 2 stages on Main Street one by the courthouse and one by Shaws.  Music and entertainment will  run throughout the day.

Family Fun

Of course there’s lots of other family fun over the weekend along the main street with puppet shows, giant games, face painting and lots more to keep everyone entertained.

Artisan Food Market

All weekend, some of the best local artisan producers from around Laois and beyond, will be bringing their culinary delights to the heart of Portlaoise at our delicious market.  More details to follow.