The County Show has something for everyone this year

Foodhall section - David Morrison (Killyhevlin Hotel), Fergal Marley (Coole Swan), Ann Orr (Fermanagh County Show Secretary), Paul McGirr (Donegal Rapeseed Oil) and John Henning (Danske Bank)    RMG08

Foodhall section – David Morrison (Killyhevlin Hotel), Fergal Marley (Coole Swan), Ann Orr (Fermanagh County Show Secretary), Paul McGirr (Donegal Rapeseed Oil) and John Henning (Danske Bank) RMG08

Fermanagh’s premier agricultural event, Fermanagh County Show, has rolled around once again. The annual event, at Enniskillen Mart, which attracts over 13,000 visitors from Ireland, the UK and further afield is once more jam packed full of exhibitions, livestock and all the best locally sourced produce.
With all the 200 plus trade areas full and stellar line-ups in the competition categories of; Home industries, dogs, pets and poultry it is an event not to miss.
As ever the livestock section will allow breeders to show their best to the carefully selected group of judges, with  the classes for young handlers, pedigree and commercial cattle, sheep and goats all a mainstay of the county show.
The show begins tomorrow Tuesday, August 2, with doors opening at 4pm and closing at 10pm.
In true show tradition there is something for everybody, both young and old. Highlights on the opening day include; The All Ireland ISA Dog Show, sheep shearing demonstrations at both 8.30 and 9.30pm, along with the annual donkey derby and the Danske Bank Foodhall will be open from 6.30pm.
On Wednesday the action begins at 10am and runs until 4pm. Visitors on this day will be treated to 200 livestock classes and championships, goat classes, along with the always eagerly anticipated beef, dairy and sheep young handler sections. And if that’s not enough there is a vintage display to keep visitors entertained.
The Fermanagh County Show is truly for all the family with 4,500 school children’s and home industries exhibits, the All Ireland Christmas Baking Championships and all manner of activities to keep the kids happy including; bungee trampolines, bouncy castles and slides.
In a special treat this year the Fermanagh County Show is also pleased to announce the launch of ‘A Landlords’ Legacy’ , a new book which details the history of the show and includes over 300 photographs. Copies are available from the show office at £15 or can be posted for an additional postage fee.
Pre-show tickets are  £7 in local outlets or £9 on the gate on the day. All under 16 years olds go free. Unaccompanied under–12years will not be permitted entry.
For those with bus passes you can travel on your pass and get the link bus free from the side of Ulster Bus depot on Wellington Road Enniskillen.
There will also be free shuttle buses operating when the show is open, from Wellington Road and Tempo Road. Only those with special car passes will be allowed onto site.

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