Athboy, Meath, Ireland
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2017 Festival

Friday – 2nd June
Location: Darnley Lodge Hotel

Time: 8pm

Admission: €7 (€5 for Macra members)

The Blue Jean Country Queen Festival will be officially opened by Athboy Community Person of the Year, Tina Growney

Then the Queens will be interviewed on stage by emcee Joe Healy.

After the interviews have ended, the Queens can let their hair down dancing to DJ Mark Caffrey.

Saturday – 3rd June

Craft Fair & Street Carnival

Location: Main Street, Athboy

Time: 12-5pm

Saturday afternoon the town of Athboy will be filled with music, dancing, sideshows and much more during our Street Carnival. The Queens will present the winners of the Athboy Macra na Feirme Children’s Art Competition in the Athboy Macra Hall which will be followed by a children’s drama workshop.


Location: Flood’s Bar

Time: 5pm

From 5pm,  feel free to join the Queens in Floods Bar for Karaoke!


Location: Athboy Credit Union Car Park

Time: 7pm

Looking for a bite to eat? Our sponsors, Athboy Credit Union will once again be hosting a FREE BBQ in their Credit Union Car Park

30th Anniversary Celebrations

Location: Darnley Lodge Hotel

Time: 8.30pm

To celebrate our 30th birthday we’ve arranged a FREE commemorative event in the function room of the Darnley Lodge Hotel! Former Queens, committee and friends of the festival are all welcome to come and celebrate 30 years of the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival! Featuring music by DJ John Bird.

Pub Crawl


Head to the Darnley Lodge Hotel at 9pm to join the Queens on a tour of the local watering holes before heading back to the CU Marquee!


Trevor Smith & Friend in Low Places – The Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience

Saturday night is our Double Denim theme night backed by the premiere Garth Brooks tribute act – Trevor Smith and Friends in Low Places! Join Trevor and is 8 Piece band for a night of classic Garth Brooks hits!


Sunday – 4th June

The Lark in The Park

Location: Athboy Fair Green

Time: 12-5pm

On Sunday morning, head down to the Fair Green for a family friendly afternoon out! Kicking off with the Queens playing Fancy Dress Football, there’ll be live music and children’s entertainments as well as a Fashion Show from the Queens (once they’ve gotten out of their Fancy Dress!)

Gala Banquet

Location: Darnley Lodge Hotel

Time: 8pm

The highlight of the festival, the Gala Banquet is where Queens, their supporters, sponsors and dignitaries gather prior to the announcement of the winner. Tickets are limited please email us to book your place.


Crowning the 2017 Blue Jean Country Queen

Followed by music by Matt and Paul Leavy

Time: Midnight

Head down to the CU Marquee for the big moment! The 2017 Blue Jean Country Queen will be announced on the stroke of midnight and then the party can begin!


Come wind down with the Queens, host family and commitee in the Darnley Lodge Hotel with music provided by The Sandmen.