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Highlight of the agri-food calendar takes off

Balmoral’s new four-day event aims to be the best yet say the organisers of the show.
The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society’s (RUAS) 149th Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank is set to boast a host of new additions this month including a lengthier schedule to meet the demands of attendees.
Running form May 10-13, Rhonda Geary, RUAS Operations Director said the show will include ‘all that is brilliant about Balmoral, grassroots agriculture longside a mix of shopping, entertainment and attractions’.
This year there will also be a marked increase in many livestock sectors including equine and beef.
Ulster Bank will sponsor the show for the ninth year when the NI Food Pavilion will showcase over 100 local producers with 50 chefs cooking up a storm over the four days.
Keeping up with the more mindful consumer, 2017’s Balmoral Show will see the introduction of a new Health and Fitness Village spanning the offering from farming to fitness!
There will be live robotic milking served up alongside the SPAR Arena which offers a dedicated area for fun family entertainment. The Agri Pavilion provides a platform for businesses, where networking and business will be rife over the four days, complemented by impressive outdoor machinery trade stands.
Audiences around the Main Arena will be captivated by the Kangaroo Kid and his tantalising motorcycle display and retail therapy will be provided in the Eikon Shopping Village.
Heavily supported by the local grocery trade including Lidl, M&S, SPAR and Tesco, visitors are advised to travel using public transport with details
found on Translink’s website.
Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank takes place at Balmoral Park, Lisburn between Wednesday 10th and Saturday 13th May 2017.
Opening times are 9.30am – 6pm (Wed, Fri and Sat) and 9.30am – 8.00pm (Thurs). Admission charges range from £2 to £18 with discounted early bird rates available on our website. Children under 5 years are free when accompanied by an adult.

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