The 39th annual Elphin Agricultural Show will be held this Saturday, September 3rd, in the town’s mart. A massive €35,000 in prize-money will be up for grabs at the show and there will be a number of All-Ireland titles competed for on the day.
Highlights include the 2016 All-Ireland Pedigree Charolais Baby Calf Championship (€1,500), Continental Male/Female Calf (€1,500), All-Ireland Duck or Drake, All-Ireland Male and Female Puppy, All-Ireland Jack Russell and All-Ireland Treacle Bread competitions. There will also be the annual raffle with first prize of a weanling heifer or €500.
The official opening of the show will be performed at 12 noon by Macra na Feirme President and Roscommon native Sean Finan, followed by a host of classes in cattle, sheep, horses, ponies, donkeys and goats – there will also be contests for pets, cats and dogs.
There will be a number of more light-hearted competitions such as Bonny Baby, Fancy Dress, Most Glamorous Granny, Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gentleman.
To add to the enjoyment, there will be plenty of entertainment for young children throughout the day with DJ Scruffy Duffy and his cartoon characters.
The day’s activities will conclude with the Show Dance in An Bothar Rua, Elphin, at 10 pm. At the dance, the Show Queen will be selected where current Queen Sabrina Regan will hand over her tiara. This is a very generous cash prize of €500 for the winner.