Ballyforan revs up for big weekend!





Fair & Festival returns on 21st and 22nd



Ballyforan Fair & Festival returns on Saturday and Sunday, September 21st and 22nd with a whole host of attractions and €6,000 in prize money up for grabs!

  Headlining this year’s event is An Ri Dubh Road Racing Supporters Club from Kilkenny. Current Irish Superbike champion Derek Sheils, and Derek McGee will be in attendance and they will be joined by some of the biggest names from the world of biking. This is guaranteed to get pulses racing with a bike display on Saturday (21st) and a Road Racer Bikes demonstration on Sunday 22nd.

  This year’s fair and festival will kick off with the Horse and Sheep Fair at 10 am on Saturday 21st.

  The Horse classes will include Children’s Family Pony Lead Rein; Draught Mare with foal at foot; Best Cob; Best Sport Horse; Best Connemara Mare; Best Pony; Best Pony Foal; Best Sport Horse: Foal; Best Mare and Foal; Best Donkey and Best in Show.

  The Sheep classes include: Best White Ram; Best White Ram Lamb; Best Black Faced Ram; Best Black Face Ram Lamb; Best Texel Ram; Best Texel Ram Lamb; Best Overall Ram of the Fair.

  There will also be prizes for Best Pens of Breeding Ewes; Breeding Hoggets; Cull Ewes; Ewe Lambs; Store Lambs; Wooled and Overall Fleece as well as Young Handler and Best Pet Lamb.

  Prizes for Sheep will be presented at 11 am prior to Goat judging at 11.15 am and the presentation of Horse prizes at 12.30 pm. The Poultry Show and Judging will then take place from 12 pm to 4 pm while the County Roscommon Hunt will present at 12.45 pm.

  Also on Saturday, there will be Cattle classes from 1.30 pm and that will be followed by the presentation of prizes from 2 pm.

  Sunday will see plenty of fun for all the family with live music and an auction on The Green and much more!