This year’s Iverk Show is building up to be one of the best ever. All we need now is a few prayers that the weather will be good.

Here are four of eight reasons why you should not miss this year’s event.

  1. Great family day out. With the end of the summer and school holidays in sight this is the last opportunity for the perfect family day out. There is a lot for all the family – grandparents, parents, children, uncles, aunts and cousins – to see and to do.
  2. Meet your friends. Down through the years the Iverk Show has established a reputation as a great venue for renewing friendships. Visitors come ‘home’ from around the country and from abroad just to say hello and enjoy a cuppa with family and old school friends.

So, if you are home from or a visitor from abroad, please call in to the information stand and say hello.

  1. See the amazing displays. With over €100,000 in prize money available to exhibitors, it guarantees that the standard of exhibits in all sections will be excellent. Some of the leading producers of cattle, sheep and horse as well as the best growers of fruit, vegetables and flowers will be there looking magnificent. The vintage cars and machinery will be shinning, the poultry marquee will be heaving with excitement, and the baking will be mouth-watering and the crafts stunning.

Relax and watch the show jumping or fashion show. Enter the best dressed lady and gentleman competition or if you are under 18 months of age there’s a prize for you all in the bonny baby competition.

  1. Six All-Ireland finals. This year we will be hosting six all-Ireland championship finals. The Broodmare and Foal Team Championship is the longest running championship under the Irish Shows Association banner. The Aldi, ABP Irish Angus bull calf championship will have three finals for different age calves and a new ‘Tread na hEireann’ competition and young handlers’ event.