The National Country Fair
can't be many family days out in Ireland that offer visitors the
chance to spend time with Cossack horsemen, medieval knights, dogs
and ducks, horses and ponies and even pot-bellied pigs! But that
is what the thousands of people who will attend the National Country
Fair in Borris House on 4th
& 5th August next year can expect.
The National Country Fair is the one of the largest country related
events in Ireland. It's an occasion where all ages and backgrounds
can try their hand at sports such as clay-pigeon shooting, archery,
falconry and fishing as well as enjoying equestrian and gundog events,
horses and hounds, birds of prey displays and children's pet shows.
And, if that is not enough to whet the appetite, visitors to the
premier country sports weekend can also enjoy an artisan food festival
with cookery demonstrations and food tasting as well as over 150
trade stalls selling foods, country clothing, fishing & shooting
accessories, crafts and antiques.
Director of The National Country Fair, Bill Beckett said: "The
event gets bigger and better year on year and the move to this wonderful
setting allows the event to grow and to introduce many new attractions
as well as involving local clubs, businesses and interest groups
with the fair. As children under 16 go FREE and entrance
is just €15 per adult, it also represents a great value
family day out for the bank holiday weekend."