The closing date for Ireland’s premier show, Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show, which boasts 1,000 competitions, is fast approaching.
Postal entries will close on July 3rd, and online entries will close on July 5th, 2023, for the largest one-day event of its kind, which will again take place on Sunday, August 13th, 2023, on the 250-acre Butterfield Estate, Tullamore.
There will be “very keen” competition for a massive prize fund of €175,000 on offer, together with a range of highly sought-after gold medals, rosettes, and cups to be won on the day.
There are over 1,000 classes on offer across various sections, including:
- Dairy cattle;
- Pedigree cattle;
- Commercial cattle;
- Horticulture & farm produce;
- Cookery & food;
- Craft & needlework;
- Art & photography;
- National inventions competitions;
Tullamore Show 2023
The prizes are competed for by the very best livestock producers in Ireland, vying for the many national titles and the coveted gold medals.
Also offered are many children’s classes, from showing stock to cookery and crafts.
A ‘trade town’ of 100s of shops, displays and exhibits will cover all your needs and interests.
A spokesperson said: “From the farming enthusiast to the animal lover and the fashion follower to the competitive counterpart, although it sounds like a cliché, there really is something for everyone at this year’s show. Trade stands are bursting at the seams covering over 80-acres.”
They include farm machinery, agricultural and industrial supplies, garden, home and leisure, food, crafts, tourism and travel, fashion, gadgets, and gismos, not to mention new products to the market.
“With over 60,000 people expected to attend, all roads will lead to Tullamore as people travel from every corner of Ireland and abroad to soak up all the atmosphere, with competitions, exhibitions, music, fashion, and entertainment on offer at the Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show.”
“This country living showcase captures the finest elements of Irish life, from traditional practices to modern displays of farming.
The entertainment sector of the show has numerous attractions on the bandstand, with our local Mountbolus pipe band performing at the opening ceremony.
This year, the show is also supporting local with its very own, Olivia Douglas and band, among many other musical attractions.
New to the show this year will be the Culinary Food Emporium incorporating Chef Adrian Martin and Nevin Maguire, demonstrating their cooking and baking skills throughout the day.
Also new to the show is the introduction of a Sustainable Livestock Village, which provides a relevant and timely platform for farmers to learn more about practices that can further boost the sustainability performance of their farms.
The presentation of the Sustainable Farmer Awards will take place at the show this year.
Also featured will be a children’s play area, along with a vintage machinery display, fabulous flower shows, and the FBD National Macra Na Feirme Farm Skills Competition.
In the fashion and features pavilion, you could spend hours browsing stands and enjoying fashion shows.
There are also free competitions running from best-dressed lady to bonny baby, little miss Offaly to glamorous granny.
Tickets are on sale now www.tullamoreshow.com online for €20 or on the day for €25.
Why not skip the Q and scan it through? Tullamore Show is a family day out with free entry for children under 12.
Free parking in various car parks around the showground and also a free shuttle bus service running every hour from Tullamore town to the Butterfield Estate.