Iverk Show, Ireland’s oldest Agricultural show, is due to take centre stage this Saturday 26th August 2017.
Established in 1826, 191 years ago, all roads will lead to the Iverk Show Grounds, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny.
It is expected that 20,000 visitors will flock through the gates, reviewing the previous success of the show.
In total, a notable €90,000 of a prize-fund is up for grabs.
An Taoiseach will officially open the gates at 11am.
The show provides numerous exhibitions across many disciplines including livestock, arts, craft, photography, equine, cooking, vintage and fashion, however the list is not limited.
Fifty-two cattle classes are catalogued, with the exciting edition of eight new classes this year.
Five new classes have been added in the beef section, which includes the pedigree and non-Pedigree Shorthorn Heifer, with entries being a maximum of 500kgs.
In addition the Salers breed will make history, as the first ever time showing classes will be hosted for the breed, with €1,100 in prize money available.
In the cattle section, Irish Blonde d’Aquitaine National Champion and Reserve National Champion calf of 2017 are among the new introductions.
All eyes will be fixed securely on the €17,500 Aldi, ABP Cahir, Irish Angus Society classes, with entries tapped forward from a total of fifteen regional shows.
The Irish Pure Friesian Breeders will stage two new classes this year, which includes the Pure Friesian cow in milk and First Calved heifer in milk.
The prize-fund totals to a whopping €2,000.
The dairy exhibitors are in the running for a whopping €9,140 across all competitions.
A novice class for working hunter horses is a new addition this year.
Nissan will return to the show jumping Grand Prix to host Investec Wealth and Investment All-Ireland broodmare final.
Red Mills poultry marquee will be home to forty-one classes this year.
Hard, soft and heavy feathered bird, along with water fowl and bantams are set to be on display at Iverk show.
The All-Ireland ‘Home Cook Champion 2017’ will also be crowned at the show, in conjunction with the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, with an aim to strive for entries that embrace ‘creativity with Irish ingredients’.
A cooking demonstration will be facilitated by TV3 and RTE chef Adrian Martin – Chef Adrian Martin is also to be looked forward to.
Foodies are set to enjoy the artisan food village and live cooking competitions also.
More details of the show can be found here.