Events and Festivals in Laois
The Midlands Park Hotel
The Midlands plays host to various events and festivals from music festivals to comedy and agricultural shows.
Nearby Events & Festivals
Electric Picnic music and arts festival is an annually occurring event which has been staged since 2004 at Stradbally Hall in Stradbally, County Laois. For 2024, the festival takes place from the 16th – 18th August and is less than 20 minutes drive from us here at Midlands Park Hotel.
Another popular event is The Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show which is Ireland’s premier agricultural event. Every year, it attracts the best cattle, sheep, and equine breeders from all over the country. It is Ireland’s largest one-day show, averaging 62,000 visitors in recent years and provides a truly authentic and cultural experience. Midlands Park Hotel is located approximately a 30 minute drive from Tullamore.
Forest Fest a unique award-winning Irish music festival based in the picturesque Laois village of Emo, located approximately a 15 minute drive from Midlands Park Hotel. The National Ploughing Championships attracts an average of 80,000 people per day and the famous three day festival takes place every September.
For 2024, National Ploughing Championships will be held in Ratheniska, Co. Laois, located just 12 minutes from us here at the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise, making us the perfect choice for accommodation.
Enjoy the best of both world’s, an action-packed day of fun at a nearby festival or event followed by a hot shower, top quality dining and luxurious guestrooms and a great night’s sleep in the comfort of Midlands Park Hotel.
Please stay tuned for the latest upcoming events and festivals near Midlands Park Hotel below;
Forest Fest 2024
July Dates TBC
Forest Fest, will take place in Emo Village, County Laois, approximately 15 minutes from Midlands Park Hotel.READ MORE
Tullamore & FBD National Livestock Show
11th August 2024
Tullamore is more than a show. It is also the showcase of rural Ireland’s best traits.Read More
16th - 18th August 2024
Stradbally Hall, County Laois (20 minutes from Midlands Park Hotel)Read More
National Ploughing Championships
The National Ploughing Championships attracts an average of 80,000 people per day and the famous three day festival takes place every September.Read More