Kildare County Show promises to be bigger than ever with lots of new features

"Having had a very successful show we very much look forward to incorporationg more events next year to build on this year's show."

Louise McCarthy

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Kildare County Show promises to be bigger than ever with lots of new features

The Kildare County Show at Athy Showgrounds this Sunday promises to be bigger than ever.

On Sunday, June 16, from 11am to 6pm, lots of exciting new features are in store for this year.

Chairman of Kildare County Show, Tom Kelly said: "Having had a very successful show we very much look forward to incorporationg more events next year to build on this year's show."

There will be lots of events to celebrate Father's Day and make it extra special, from vintage cars to farm machinery and everything in between.

A huge farm machinery display will be available for viewing on the day.

The show committee are thrilled to announce the return of the 'Barley 'n Beer' craft beer exhibition, with music throughout the day. There will be a number of locally based craft beers displaying their range of carefully crafted beers all made from malt sourced from the Athy based Minch Malt who in turn source the barley from local growers.

The hugely popular “Kidzone” is back with free entertainment for kids under eight with a new attraction the Teddy Bears Picnic. The event is certain to be very popular with children and parents.

There will be bouncy castles, story telling, face painting, a kiddies disco,outdoor garden games, crazy golf, cartoon characters and much more. A huge area with free entertainment for the kids will be available throughout the day.

This Sunday is a must for all horse and pony enthusiasts. There will be a wide variety of horse and pony riding classes available for children. Also there will be a fancy dress competition.

The perfect pony obstacle competition will enable the pony and rider to display their skills in a variety of fun tasks.

With a brilliant course of jumps,banks and a running commentary to add to the fun of this course, it will test the best.

The highly anticipated Lego display returns this year. Also there will be a free area where children can use their own Lego to create original masterpieces. The Irish School of Archaeology with 'The Big Dig' will be available for the event.

All of these events are in addition to the usual attractions such as the dog show, craft displays, karate and cheerleading displays, vintage tractors and farm machinery, cattle and sheep displays, the bounce zone, world war displays and lots of indoor and outdoor trade stands.

This Sunday, June 16, at The Athy Show Grounds, will have something for all the family.

Admission is just €10 for adults with accompanied kids free and there will be lots of free parking.