Entries for Irelands Premier Show Closing Next Week

Thu, 30th Jun, 2022

Ireland's Premier Show, The Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show, the largest one-day event of its kind, is returning this year on Sunday 14th August, on the 250-acre Butterfield Estate, Tullamore, in the centre of Ireland, where you can experience the best of farming, food and rural life.  With 1,000 competitions as the core element of this wonderful event, the closing date for accepting entries is fast approaching, postal entries close 1st  July and online entries 6th July.

Full details of all the classes and the online entry process is available on www.tullamoreshow.com

There will be very keen competition for a massive prize fund of €175,000 on offer, together with a range of highly sought-after gold medals, rosettes and cups to be won on the day.  There are over 1,000 classes on offer across a variety of sections including;

  • Dairy Cattle,
  • Pedigree Cattle,
  • Commercial cattle,
  • Sheep,
  • Pigs,
  • Horses,
  • Fashion,
  • Dogs,
  • Horticulture & Farm produce,
  • Cookery & Food,
  • Craft & Needlework,
  • Art & Photography,
  • National Inventions Competitions, and
  • Poultry.

We have expanded many of the livestock categories with additional classes.

The prizes are competed for by the very best livestock producers in Ireland vying for the many national titles and the coveted gold medals. Also offered are many children’s classes from showing stock to cookery and crafts.

A ‘trade town’ of 100’s shops, displays and exhibits will cover all your needs and interests. From the farming enthusiast to the animal lover and the fashion follower to the competitive counterpart, although it sounds like a cliché, there really is something for everyone at this year’s show. Trade stands cover over 80 acres and include farm machinery, agricultural and industrial supplies, garden, home and leisure, food, crafts, tourism and travel, fashion, gadgets and gismos, not to mention new products to the market with plenty of surprises.  Your day will be a non-stop adventure.

With over 60,000 people expected to attend, all roads will lead to Tullamore as people travel from Ireland and abroad, to soak up all the atmosphere, with competitions, exhibitions, music, fashion and entertainment on offer at the Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show. This country living showcase captures the finest elements of Irish life from traditional practices to modern displays of farming.

The entertainment sector of the show has numerous attractions on the band stand with the Garda Band performing at the opening ceremony. This year we are supporting local with our very own Olivia Douglas and band among many other musical attractions.

New to the show this year will be the Odlums Pavilion with Chef Adrian Maguire and the queen of baking Catherine Leyden giving cooking demonstrations throughout the day.

Also featured will be a children’s Play Area for the young folk, Talks, Tips & Hints Workshops with a special workshop the Lego Building Challenge. This is sure to be a favourite with many families. We have again a very fine Vintage Machinery Display, fabulous flower shows, and the FBD National Macra Na Feirme Farm Skills Competition. In the Fashion and Features Pavilion you could spend hours browsing stands and enjoying fashion shows. There are also free competitions running from Best Dressed Lady to Bonny Baby, Little Miss Offaly to Glamorous Granny, the whole family can take part.

Tickets are on sale now www.tullamoreshow.com online for €20 or on the day for €25.  Why not skip the Q and scan it through? Tullamore Show really is a great family day out with free entry for children under 12.

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