IT’S that time of the year again for the biggest show in the country, The Northern Ireland Farm Toy and Model Show being held at Portrush.
The show, which is regarded by enthusiasts, as the leading farm toy and model show in Ireland promises to be bigger and better than ever. It’s an event not to be missed by anyone interested in tractors, lorries, farming, crafts and the countryside.
This event is much more than a farm toy and model show, it promises to be a great family occasion for young and old alike. The two-day event will be held on Friday, 30th November between 2pm and 10pm and Saturday 1st December 2012 between 10am and 4pm. The venue is once again the popular Magherabuoy House Hotel, Portrush.
The event will take place in the two large function rooms normally used and a third smaller room will also be brimming with an enormous selection of toys, models and interesting items from some of the UK’s largest retailers of farm toys and models.
Tractors, machinery and lorries in a miniature scale are the main features of the show, together with a superb selection of ride on toys, farm buildings, model cars, clothing, DVD’s, books, prints and house signs crafts and gifts will also be available for sale.
Up to 50 trade stands will be in attendance along with a small number of fascinating diorama exhibits. Let this be your one stop shop for all your Christmas gifts. A special seasonal visitor may also be dropping by.
Come along and enjoy the event, meet up with old friends and have a chat with new acquaintances. There will be something for everyone in the family, and remember, this event is not just for the men, there will be lots of interesting items for the ladies.
Representatives from New Holland will be present at the event to chat with farmers and contractors alike about their latest products and to give advice on the new tier 4 tractors.
The event is already promising to be a great family event. A play zone has been added for the younger members of the family. Face painting, picture colouring and tractor play will keep the little ones occupied and allow the parents to browse at a leisurely pace and pick up some Christmas presents. The hotel is a warm pleasant venue to bring the family. Relax in the lounge, have a coffee in the award winning Leona’s Tearoom or have a delicious meal in the restaurant.
A number of exciting and eagerly awaited new models from exhibitors such as Classic Combines and Model Farmer will have their first showing in Ireland at the show.
Watch the press, website and Facebook in the forthcoming weeks for further information. You will not be disappointed.
A limited edition show tractor will also be available for purchase at the show on a first come, first served basis. Numbers are limited to 100, so we would advise to pre-book your model as this John Deere priced at a very reasonable £40 is selling fast. See facebook for pictures and further details on the tractor.
This year’s charity partner for the show is the Alzheimers Society, the proceeds of the auction and draw will go to this very worthy cause.
An auction will be held on Friday evening in aid of the Alzheimers Society, when a number of items will be auctioned including a weathered 1/16 scale MF165 tractor and three beautiful canvas mounted prints of local farming scenes.
Further details about the event can be found on www.nationalminitrac.com.
Alternatively contact Alastair 07732 266 502 or Keith 0776 271 9494.
The Northern Ireland Farm Toy And Model Show is on Facebook, where you can keep up with all the latest developments and news feeds in the run up to the largest event of its kind in Ireland. See you there.