Waterford Country Fair, the second “County Life, Country Living” showcase will take place at the historic Curraghmore House and Gardens, Portlaw, Co. Waterford on Sunday, June 12th.
Keeping with the format of last year, the one-day event promises something for the young and young at heart and will feature a host of field sports and country pursuits including dressage, side saddle displays and sheep dog trials, along with falconry, artisan craft producers and local food producers, with some exciting new additions.
One of the highlights of this year’s country fair will be Jousting Scotland’s jousting team, Les Amis d’Onno, which will bring their ” Knights of the North” spectacular to the Fair.
Jo Breheny, Chair of Waterford Country Fair, is delighted to welcome the Jousting Scotland’s event to the Fair. “To say we’re thrilled that we secured such an amazing event is an understatement. Les Amis d’Onno, Scotland’s Premier Equestrian Team regularly wow the crowd with their magnificent Friesian and Andalusian horses, fantastic costumes and their daring stunts all over the UK and Ireland, and now they are set to wow the crowds at Waterford Country Fair.”
“On Sunday June 12th they will be performing their action packed Stunt Jousting Show, ‘The Knights of the North’. With fearless jousting knights displaying their wonderful horsemanship and battle techniques in skill at arms, foot combat and tournament jousting, it’s going to be a massive crowd pleaser, full of thrills and spills as good knights battle evil knights, with proceedings overseen by a Fair Maiden.”
Along with the high-octane action of two jousting shows throughout the day the Waterford Country Fair will feature a host of field sports and country pursuits.
Jo added, “We’ve expanded the programme of events quite extensively for 2016. Along with all of last year’s favourites such as the carriage driving, pony club games, kids’ bouncy castle, falconry, sheep dog trials, artisan craft and food producers and showjumping, this year will have a fly fishing demonstration, beekeeping, and a “living” medieval village which will quite literally take visitors back in time to experience medieval life in Ireland.”
This year, Waterford Country Fair will be supporting three charities.
CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young, which raises awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome, provides free counselling and support for families affected by sudden cardiac death and supports the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons; The Irish Kidney Association, which raises much needed funds and awareness about the ongoing demand for organ transplantation which relies on the public for organ donation and the Dr. Martin Day Centre in Portlaw, which provides a friendly and warm place for seniors to relax and enjoy the company of other and the many activities on offer.
To find out more about second Waterford Country Fair, which takes place at Curraghmore Estate and Gardens, Portlaw, Co. Waterford on Sunday, June 12th, visit www.curraghmorehouse.ie or keep up to date with Facebook and Twitter.