Listowel Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival at Listowel is celebrated as one of the longest established race meetings in Ireland. The seven-day meeting takes place each September, see below dates for this year’s festival. Like all major Irish racing festivals, it draws huge crowds from far and wide, with an action-packed programme both on and off the course.

Check out the upcoming race meeting at Listowel Racecourse and experience a proper day out.

Sunday 17th Sept
 The feature race is the Kerry Group Steeplechase and it’s Garvey’s SuperValu Family Day! There will be lots of FREE entertainment and a Pet Farm, plus the Lyrath Best Dressed Couple Competition judged by Kristin McKenzie Vass as well as special guests, Superfly.

Monday 18th Sept

The Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue Hurdle (Handicap) Grade B is the feature plus a firm crowd favourite, the ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ Fashion Competition returns and will be judged by top model and actor Timmy Dowd.

Tuesday 19th Sept

This promises to be a great day out for all young racing enthusiasts with Special Guest, DJ Marty Guilfoyle on the decks, cash prizes for Best Dressed Young Racers under 25! And the Listed Edmund & Josie Whelan Memorial Listowel Stakes !

Wednesday 20th Sept

Wednesday is the big one - the Guinness Kerry National! A day not to be missed!

Thursday 21st Sept
The Listowel Printing Works Handicap is the feature, plus there’s the Ryles Best Dressed Man Competition to look forward to!

Friday 22nd Sept

Fancy winning a trip for two to New York? To be in with a chance, make sure you enter the McElligotts Kia Best Dressed Lady competition, Judged by International Fashion Designer Don O’Neill and Businesswoman and Top Model Elvira Fernandez Zebo.
The Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle is the feature race on the card and there’s a Free double decker bus from Listowel town centre with spot prizes and entertainment to the races!

Saturday 23rd Sept

The final day of the festival features the M.J. Carroll ARRO Handicap Hurdle plus a Sustainable Style competition in association with Listowel Tidy Towns / An Taisce, which will be judged by Pat Walker aka Vintage Vogue!