The Flavours of Fingal Show is a two day event jam packed with events, it offers an exciting mix of ….. farm show, equestrian show, dog show, food fair, family fun and biodiversity interactive exhibitions.
As this is Dublin’s only agricultural show it offers both farmers and those amongst us who would like to see a cow or a sheep up close and personal the opportunity to experience the many and varied cattle & sheep competitions complete with commentary from the judges on what they are looking for in a prize animal and outlining the attributes of the breed. Nearby the Gymkhana and Equestrian arenas offer a lively mix of chases, trials, pony club activities, dressage and some interesting riding displays.
In Newbridge House’s beautifully tranquil 5 acre walled garden the main focus will be on the fabulous food Fingal both producers and creates complete with tastings and cooking demonstrations. The Walled Garden will also feature a Fingal’s Finest Craft Pavillion, an interative biodiversity area, garden displays, expert corners, a music stage …. the list is exhaustive!
If the little ones liked the farm animals they will probably love the dogs at the dog arena! With a programme of chases, agility and cutest dog show, enough to have them asking you to bring one home! They can also challenge their skills in the GAA Experience and of course it wouldn’t be a family fun event without the family staples of face painting, balloons and bouncy castles
The setting for the show is Newbridge House & Farm, the house itself is a beautiful Georgian mansion dating back to 1736 and was home to Charles Cobb – the then Archbishop of Dublin. The house has undergone a programme of renovation and restoration returning it to its 18th Century grandeur and is open for tours. The Flavours of Fingal Show will be based in the grounds of the House and around its 19th century traditional farm, which in itself is a fabulous visitor experience with its picturesque old buildings, old breeds of farm animals, machinery and displays of the farming techniques which were part and parcel of Irish farming life in the 19th century.
Programme details are available on www.flavoursoffingal.ie