Garvagh Clydesdale and Vintage Vehicle Club are bringing their annual traditional country fair to Garvagh once again on Saturday 5th September 2015.
The Garvagh Show sponsored by RiverRidge Recycling promises a packed day of entertainment, beautiful vintage vehicles and a variety of magnificent animals, and guarantees to be the best yet with something for everyone.
Chairman of the Garvagh Clydesdale and Vintage Vehicle Club and local vet, Nevin Smith said: “Last year’s show was very successful and we are excited to build on that. As you can imagine preparations are well underway and there is a host of activities for just about everyone.
“The Clydesdale show will once again take centre stage with numerous Clydesdales coming from all over Northern Ireland to participate in the competition and the different classes from foals and yearlings to two year olds.
“The vintage vehicle display has grown year on year and with steam engines, tractors and army vehicles you will be amazed at the beauty of the classic vehicles.
“We will once again have an arena area, where there will be a donkey display and duck show in the form of sheep dog trials! Now where else would you see that on a line up?
“We will also have a blacksmith at work, and an arts and crafts area and the renowned pet show – where any pet is welcome from your pet rabbit to a pet sheep - the more the merrier. This really is a fantastic day for all the family and one which I look forward to immensely every year.”
Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Michelle Knight McQuillan and Secretary of the Club, explained: “This is one of my favourite events because it is so much fun! The show will have amusements and face painting for all the children and along with many vintage vehicles, cars, commercials, tractors, motorcycles, and steam engines you can wander around for hours on end. The arts and crafts with a host of trade stands, reflect our growing and amazing arts and crafts community, and can be found in the marquee.
“We even have some line dancing and music. It really is an event not to be missed!”
Chairman Nevin Smith added: “In addition to all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes from the Club, local businesses including Farlowe Engineering and Alex Farlowe, Digging and Excavation Engineer, Vivian Church and TBF Thompson and Andy Magowan have been exceedingly generous with their sponsorship.
“We are also delighted to have RiverRidge Recycling as our main sponsor for another year. They are a fantastic supporter of our local community and their assistance is very much appreciated. The Club is also so very thankful to many volunteers who give of their time freely. Each year the Club hands over thousands of pounds to local medical charities, that is no mean feat, so I’d like to take this opportunity to urge families, far and wide, before you get into the routine of school and work take that last day out and visit Garvagh show on Saturday 5th September.”
Operations Director at RiverRidge Recycling based in Garvagh, Tony Kirkpatrick said: “RiverRidge Recycling is a company which believes that the community in which we work plays a vital part within the business. The Garvagh Show is a great example of many local people and businesses coming together in Garvagh to have a fun day out in addition to raising worthwhile funds for medical charities. RiverRidge Recycling is pleased to be the main sponsor once again.”
The Garvagh Show takes place in the Orange field on the Coleraine Road. Entry is £5 per person.