Thousands To Flock To Ballybeggan For Kingdom County Fair

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Action from last year’s Kingdom County Fair.

THE organisers are prepared for another huge crowd at the Kingdom County Fair this weekend.

Celebrating its 66th year with over €50,000 in prize money and trophies the fair takes place this Sunday at Ballybeggan Racecourse, Tralee.

Showcasing the best of family entertainment, it will be a family-oriented day with a Mobile Animal Farm, Live Music, Baby Show, Bouncy Castles, Slides, Land Zorbing, Water Walker Activity, which includes a large inflatable pool and Caterpillar Crawl.

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The Tralee Chamber Alliance will be promoting tourist attractions etc with entertainment and draws throughout the day at their marquee.

A fun dog show is also a highlight and entries are taken on the day. The Hilarious Donkey Derby and Terrier racing.

Vintage machinery is a very popular event and of course they will have Olde Time Threshing with Billy Mason and Farrier display.

There will be Home Crafts, Homebaking, with a qualifier for Tullamore Show. Horticulture and local produce again are very popular and a lot of school children get in on the act.

There will be a Food Hall and Craft Fair, a spin-off from Country Markets as people are gone back to basics and to that kind of home industry.

The outdoor Industrial section will once more offer a wide range of interesting trade stands.

Considered one of the county’s landmark events it showcases the best that Kerry and beyond has to offer in terms of Livestock i.e Cattle – Dairy and Beef and of course there will be showjumping, with A Munster Grand Prix and 3 Pony Grand Prix with prize fund of €6,000.

This major event has been re-organised this year to make it viewable from the Grandstand, which will make it more enjoyable for spectators.

See below for timetable of events: 

10am – Showjumping including Munster Grand Prix & 3 Pony Grand Prix

11am – Judging of Horse & Pony Showing Classes & Driving Classses

11am – Industrial Exhibition – Indoor and Outdoor

            Craft Fair, Arts & Crafts, Home Crafts & Horticulture Classes

12noon – Judging of Cattle, Sheep & Goat Classes.

                Judging of Poultry Classes – with Buy & Sell

12.30pm – Vintage Machinery Display; Olde Time Threshing, Farrier

                  Fun for all the family with:-

                  Ger’s Mobile Animal Farm, Bouncy Castle, Quads, Slides

                  Land Zorbing and Water Walker Activity & Caterpillar Crawl

1pm – Judging of Industrial Indoor & Outdoor Stands.

           Official Opening of 66th Kingdom County Fair

            Entries taken for Dog Show at Parade Ring

1.30pm – Entries taken for Baby Show

2pm – Judging of Dog Show commences.

3pm – Donkey Derby and Terrier Racing



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