Ballyforan building up to annual fair!

See feature in next week’s People

The annual Ballyforan Fair and Festival kicks off on Saturday, September 24th with sheep, horses and farm produce.

  A new edition to the fair for 2016 is the Hereford Cattle Show. This will have 6 classes for pedigree stock plus male and female champion and overall champion of the show. There is a prize fund for €6,000 on the day. Cattle are expected to attend from all over Ireland.

  A cross-country hunt in association with the Roscommon Hunt will commence at 1.30 pm, followed by the high gate horse jumping at 3 pm. Sheep dog trials will also take place all day.

  Sunday, September 25th sees the return of the All-Ireland Tractor Pulling finals.

  Ballyforan/Dysart Gun Club will host their usual clay pigeon shoot from 10 am.

  A dog show will take place with registration at 2.30 pm.

  There will be lots of free kids’ entertainment.

Admission to all events except the tractor pulling is free over the weekend. There will be live music in the Green on Sunday and trade stands and stalls on both days.