With only days to go The County Louth Agricultural Show at Dundalk Stadium this Sunday, 19th June, last minute preparations are under way to ensure it’s bigger and better than ever.
The County Louth Agricultural Show, which showcases the best of produce, skills, crafts and traditions of the county, always proves to be the perfect family day out.
Yet again the County Louth Agricultural Show will provide free children’s admission and free children’s entertainment on the day to ensure that cost is not a hindrance for family fun with activities such as bungee runs, bouncy castles, bucking broncos and lots more.
The show will also feature the Dundalk Brass Band, music and dance, the Cross Border Orchestra, vintage tractors and cars, carriage driving displays, a blacksmith’s forge with Ferrier carrying out horse shoeing, sheep shearing in the traditional fashion and bee keeping display.
Some new events have been added for those feeling energetic such as the ‘Wife Carrying Race’ and ‘Welly Throwing’. If you fancy entering the Wife Carrying Competition you must be over 18 and couples taking part must be male/female. You can be married, a couple, best friends, brother, sister it doesn’t matter. The course features some tricky various obstacles but don’t worry, crash helmets will be supplied! Only a limited number of places are available so be sure to sign up for it early in the day. Entry fee per couple is e5 with all proceeds to going to charity and there is a great first prize on offer for the Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown and gift vouchers. If you prefer something a bit less messy then the Welly Throwing Competition could be for you. Throw your welly as far as you can down the course and not only could you win a one night bed and breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford but you will also be presented with the Golden Welly!
The ever popular Bonny Baby competitions are open for all babies, right up to the age of 3 years old. Last year over 200 babies took part in the fun event as proud parents (and grannies) were keen to show off their bonny babies and this year will be no different. As an added bonus, all babies who enter will go home with a little treat from Paddy Clarke Photography Dundalk.
It’s not just the babies who will be showing off on the day, there is also the Best Dressed Competitions. Categories for Best Dressed include Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Teenager, Best Dressed Gent and Most Glamorous Granny and there are some very generous prizes on offer.
Alongside these competitions, the County Louth Agricultural Show will host trade stands and for the first year ever the “On your Doorstep” themed Louth Expo in conjunction with the TCCM office. The Louth Expo will provide an invaluable opportunity for businesses in the county to showcase their products and services to both rural and urban communities. It will in particular highlight the services and attractions which make County Louth the perfect visitor destination.
The Marshes Shopping Centre will be launching their pre ‘Ladies’ Day’ catwalk extravaganza which will showcase the ultimate in ladies’ day style that is available at Marshes. To secure your VIP place, register by visiting www.marshesshopping.com or www.dundalkstadium.com and start planning your outfit.
This year there will be shuttle buses running from the Marshes Shopping Centre to and from Dundalk Stadium every 30 minutes from 1pm until 6pm and full traffic management and parking details are available on www.thedundalkshow.com. So be sure to gallop to Dundalk Stadium on Sunday 19th June for the perfect day out for all the family.