Preparations are well underway for Charleville’s 35th Annual Show, which will be held on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June.

This year the organisers have secured additional land due to the continuous expansion of the show. The number of sections in the show is increasing from year to year and it now covers 70 acres, with ample off-road parking to accommodate all the visitors to the event.

Charleville Show is now the largest two-day agricultural show in the country with numerous exciting and interesting events to be seen, including judging of cattle, horses, sheep, horticulture, dogs, arts and crafts, cookery and numerous children’s competitions.

Charleville Show was established in 1979 and the cost of running the show that year was €22,000. Last year the show cost over €180,000 to stage, and this is an indication of the huge range of activities that go on at the show which makes it so attractive and justified Charleville Show being selected as Show of the Year 2013.

Entries are already pouring in to the show office for this year’s two day event which is a great indication of the variety of classes on offer and also the very attractive prize money given in all the classes. As a result of this, the show committee are proud to have the leading dairy and beef herds in the country listed among the exhibitors, and also in the horse section they have the top riders taking part in the show jumping events.

Plans are now being finalised and work will begin in the next few days to layout the 70 acres of show grounds in pre-paration for the large number of competitions and exhibitions taking place over the two days.