Castlewellan Show returns to the forest park with a great line-up

CASTLEWELLAN PREVIEW RI Farm

CASTLEWELLAN Show will hold its 52nd event on July 13 in the forest park, Castlewellan.

There will be an impressive line-up of competitions and attractions with the show hosting the Northern Ireland Shows Association sheep final, sponsored by Danske Bank as part of the sheep section, which has attracted 850 entries.

The cattle section has 350 entries including entries for the Hereford Cattle Society’s National Show.

The poultry section is flying as normal with over 600 entries featuring the Swedish Flower breed for the first time.

The horse section is strong as ever. Mossvale Riding Club is running the show jumping, which is entry on the day.

There will also by pygmy goats and a goat two-day milking competition.

The Home industries and schools section is bursting with entries as ever with over 1,800 school handwriting and craft pieces. The Craft & Fine food marquees are very popular and prove to be a big attraction each year with visitors enjoying the very best of local food and crafts.

Mayobridge model farm display has a marquee bursting with replica farms built by young people and maybe not so young people.

County Down Young Farmers will be joining the show again for tractor driving and tug of war competitions and a selection of the club scrapbooks will be on display showing all the YFC has to offer to young people from rural and urban communities. YFC members can enter the show for half-price admission with a valid YFCU members card.

This year Castlewellan will be hosting, for the first time, a Jiving competition and demonstration. This of course will join longstanding attractions such as the amazing Grasslads miniature farm contractors, Northern Ireland Stick Carvers Club, Fleeces & Spinners, Seaforde Vintage Club, hand-made butter by award winning Abernethy Butter and The Krazi Baker.

The popular Save the Children Vintage Tea Room will once again be providing an afternoon tea complete with teacups and saucers with scones and jam and fancy treats.

There really is something for everyone at Castlewellan Show – cattle, horses, pigs, poultry, craft, vintage teas, goats, home industries and vintage machinery, to name but a few.

The 2019 headline sponsors are EDA Media and Newry, Mourne & Down District Council who have both continued for many years to be very generous to the show.

The Show Committee wishes to thank all the companies and individuals who generously support the show whether in sponsorship or in kind – without you it really couldn’t happen.

Please note there is a revised exit map, please follow signs from your sections to ensure smooth traffic management.

Show Jumping is enter on the day; only the rider and groom gain admission, any other passengers in the vehicle over 16 must pay admission to the show.

Information available on the show website www.castlewellanshow.com and Facebook page.

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