Originating in 1902, Ballymoney Show, organised by the North Antrim Agricultural Association Ltd, is one of the oldest agricultural shows in Northern Ireland. Although Ballymoney Show is steeped in tradition we have continually reviewed and adapted our annual show to truly reflect and celebrate the diversity which the local countryside has to offer.
This has resulted in a unique 2 day event for all ages, which attracts thousands of people from across the province to activities and events such as:
There will be showing classes for heavy horses, light horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, goats and poultry competing within their respective classes at several locations throughout the showgrounds, with some of the top livestock in Northern Ireland on show.
Home Industries, Art & Craft
Throughout the show the Home Industries Building will be packed with items of craft, art and home-baked goods as the various local Primary School and Women’s Institute competitions get underway. Entries for the popular Photographic competition will also be on display.
Young Farmer’s Clubs of Ulster
As well as receiving practical support for the event from Finvoy, Kilraughts and Moycraig Young Farmers’ Clubs the Ballymoney Show also hosts the YFCU Nothern Ireland Football Championships and the ever popular Tug of War Competition, which will attract over 200 competitors.
Although the family entertainment varies from year to year the committee always encourages local musical and dance acts on stage, accompanied by the old favourites such as The Punch and Judy Show, Bonny Baby Competition, traditional amusements, inflatables, small animals, The Pet Show and The Dog Show.
There will also be a variety of trade stands at Ballymoney Show including local organisations providing information on services they provide and businesses selling products such as agricultural machinery, products and services, horticultural goods, homeware , art and craft items.
There are a number of equestrian events which take place over the two days, including Pony Jumping, Gymkhana Games etc.