THE Flavours of Fingal County Show, north County Dublin’s premier summer festival, returns to Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate, on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30. The two-day family event combines the sights and sounds of an agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience.
The festival, which is in its eighth year, is completely free of charge for visitors who arrive on foot, use public transport or the free shuttle bus service. For those who opt to drive, parking tickets should be booked in advance online on www.flavoursoffingal.ie. Pre-booking for parking and the free shuttle buses is strongly advised.
Eoghan O’Brien, Mayor of Fingal, said: “We are incredibly proud of how the Flavours of Fingal event has developed over the years. It has grown significantly since it began eight years ago and is now the biggest county show in the country, welcoming more than 90,000 people last year. It is a wonderful showcase of the best of what Fingal has to offer when it comes to farming and food production and we are really looking forward to this year’s event.”
The Farmer’s Field at Flavours of Fingal will host a huge display of cattle; racing sheep; sheepdog displays; pigs; alpacas and farm machinery. The poultry area will display the finest local fowl and the horticulture tent will showcase the best locally produced fruit and vegetables as well as a display of local baking and flower arranging.
The event will also feature wonderful equestrian competitions with top quality horses being put through their paces.