Fun-packed family day
THOUSANDS ARE expected to descend on Adamstown this Saturday, July 2 for the 64th annual Adamstown Show.
The agricultural, horticultural, arts crafts, trade and vintage show will officially kick off at 10.30 a.m., when judging will commence on the numerous classes.
The show, taking place on lands kindly donated by the Cullen, Whelan and Redmond families, will feature all the usual horse, pony and sheep classes as well as show jumping and an interhunter chase.
There is also numerous horticulture, home cooking, home industries, arts and crafts classes and a plethora of competitions of all interests for children to enter.
There are perpetual cups and trophies to be won for the best exhibitors in all classes. The standard of entries is always high in all classes and as always at the Adamstown Show there will be a very keen interest in the winner of various classes in all the different sections of the show.
This year two new competitions have been added to the Adamstown Show, with substantial prize money up for grabs.
Three new invention classes - new inventions in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, new inventions in home, leisure and building and labour saving devices - have been added to the extensive range of competitions. Winners in each class will receive €200 and a runner-up prize of €100. The best overall student entry will receive €100 and all €1,000 prize money is kindly sponsored by Ulster Bank, Enniscorthy.
Another very attractive class for the Adamstown Show this year is the All Ireland Tattersalls/WFC Thoroughbred Brood Mare Championship with another €1,000 in prize money from first to tenth. The winning mare will be presented with a nomination to 'Scorpion' (by Montjeu) which is kindly sponsored by Castlehyde Stud in Fermoy, Co. Cork. 'Scorpion' was the champion three-year-old stayer in 2005 and earned almost one million Euro in prize money when trained by the famous Aidan P. O'Brien at Ballydoyle.
To encourage exhibitors to get involved in this new competition. Entries for the dog show as well horse and pony jumping take place on the field.
Any equestrian enquiries should be directed to Patrice Byrne on 087 6166926 and for all trade enquires contact Eunan Flood on 087 6143207.
Always a major attraction at the Adamstown Show is the horse and pony jumping competitions. The welcome addition of a third jumping arena in recent years has helped greatly in the efficient running of the show jumping events.
Organised by the Wexford Hunt Club, the InterHunt Chase is always a most exciting event and again this year the winning team will qualify for the R.D.S in August.
Vintage enthusiasts will be in their element with the large entry of vintage tractors and machinery, which will be on display at the show. The eagerly awaited parade and presentation to vintage exhibitors will take place in the afternoon.
Perfect pooches, preened to perfection can be seen at the keenly contested dog show. This event has grown in popularity in recent years with more and more exhibitors competing in different classes, with all winners vying for the coveted 'Dog of the Show' Trophy.
With the sheep industry improving, the sheep classes at the Adamstown Show are well supported this year. There will be upwards of twenty sheep classes on the day.
A firm favourite at the Adamstown Show are the numerous trade stands. This very popular section has grown immensely over the past number of years and last year there was over fifty trade stands with everything on offer.
The Adamstown Show hosts numerous other attractions such as children's amusements, an animal pets corner, traditional butter making and lots more.
Parking facilities at the Adamstown Show are always second to none with lots of car parking space available adjacent to all the atmosphere and action.
The hardworking officers and committee of the Adamstown Show have put in a huge effort to have this year's show the best ever.
There is something for every member of the family, young and not so young to relax and enjoy and meet old and new friends. Patrons and exhibitors are asked to attend as early as possible and have a most enjoyable day out with all the family.