(PRWeb UK) September 10, 2010
Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland (PRWEB) 2, August 2010 – The popular Country Comes to Town celebration that thrills residents and visitors each September is approaching once more. As the celebration nears, most hotels in Portadown will begin to fill up with guests. The celebration draws visitors from around Northern Ireland, as well as Ireland, Britain and even the world.
Each September, the streets of Portadown are filled with festivalgoers and participants, as one of the largest rural culture festivals in Northern Ireland gets underway. The origination of Country Comes to Town dates back to the late 1990s, when civil unrest boiled over in demonstrations in Portadown's centre. In an attempt to revitalize the area and change the environment, Country Comes to Town was born – the brainchild of Mayor Mervyn Carrick, the BCA and the BVCCC.
Today, Country Comes to Town is an incredibly popular rural culture festival, which brings hundreds of participants to town. Of course, the number of visitors has climbed considerably since the early days of the festival. Today, more than 40,000 people throng the town centre for the event. If you intend to visit Portadown for this September celebration, finding a hotel in Portadown early is essential.
The Country Comes to Town celebration finds hundreds of exhibitors in the town centre, with displays of cultural items, crafts and art. Of course, live animals are also a large part of the celebration, with pigs, cattle, sheep, horses and poultry being the largest draws here.
Another reason why Portadown hotels fill up quite quickly during the Country Comes to Town celebration is the fact that live country music will be performed throughout the town for the duration of the entire celebration. This creates an amazing atmosphere of conviviality and good cheer, ensuring that all celebrants, young or old, are able to enjoy one of the most remarkable festivals in all of Northern Ireland.
To find out more about the Country Comes to Town celebration or information about hotels in Portadown, visit the Discover Craigavon Website.
About Discover Craigavon: Discover Craigavon is dedicated to welcoming visitors to the stunning Borough and providing information about local towns, villages and much more. Craigavon Borough encompasses Portadown, Lurgan and Craigavon, and is filled with some of the most pristine natural settings, as well as items of historic and cultural interest.