The National Potato Picking Championship will take place on the Saturday of the Festival.  This fun event will be part of the Family Open day in Oak Park on the 6th October.

We are looking for teams of 4 people to compete to see who can pick the most potatoes (in weight) in 5 minutes.  In the interest of fairness to those less green fingered competitors amongst us, all potatoes will be prepicked out of the ground & just need to be packed.


  • Teams of 4 (2 to hold the bag & 2 to pick)s
  • Over 18’s only
  • €40 entry fee – this full amount goes to Embrace Farm
  • Must register before the day by emailing

Embrace Farm was founded to provide a bereavement support group for farm families who have lost a loved one or, indeed, suffered serious injury in a farming accident