Excitement is building in Ballyforan as it has been confirmed that the town’s very popular Fair and Festival is set to make a welcome return on Saturday, October 16th following the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to organisers, this year’s show will be a “slimmed-down” version of the event due to Covid-19 restrictions but will still feature some of the usual old favourites including Horses, Sheep, Poultry, and a Dog Show.
The Sheep Show will include classes such as ‘Best White Ram’, ‘Best Texel Ram’, ‘Overall Ram of the Fair’, ‘Young Handler’ and ‘Best Pet Lamb’ and judging will commence at 10.30 am on the day with the presentation of prizes taking place at 11 am.
The Horse Show boasts nine classes this year and ‘Best in Show’ and classes include ‘Best Pony’, ‘Best Sport Horse’, ‘Best Donkey’, and ‘Best Mare and Foal’. All animals must be haltered for the event and led in hand. Judging commences at 11 am and presentation of prizes at 11.30 am.
Poultry Classes include ‘Most Unusual Bird’, ‘Champion Large Fowl’, ‘Champion Eggs’, and ‘Supreme Champion’ and entries close on Friday, October 15th. Judging commences at 12 Midday. All enquiries should be made to Oliver Flanagan on 087-6112938.
Registration for this year’s Dog Show takes place at 12 Midday and there are 21 classes in all including ‘Best Groomed Dog’, ‘Best Rescue Dog’, ‘Best Fancy Dress’, ‘Dog with the waggiest tail’, and Champion and Reserve Champion of the Show. The entry fee is €4 per class or three classes for €10 with amazing prizes to be won on the day. Judging commences at 1 pm sharp.
There will also be a Dog Training demonstration on the day as well as many other attractions as Ballyforan welcomes visitors to its very popular Fair day once again.
You can find out more about the Ballyforan Fair and Show on the Facebook page or by contacting Dennis (087-7678120) or Dermot (087-6776731).