Best of agriculture, food and rural pursuits at show

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Banbridge farmers will be showcasing their produce during the annual Castlewellan Show this Saturday (July 17).

With dog agility, show jumping, cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits, pigs and home industries spread across 50 acres of Castlewellan Forest Park, it should be a great day out for all the family.

The show offers a great opportunity to enable children to get close to a range of animals with kid goats, lambs, NI Rabbit Club, alpacas as well as an array of livestock.

Visitors will get a chance to try out felt making, weaving, straw making and watch the blacksmith and cookery demonstrations.

The County Down Young Farmers are set to entertain the crowds with tug of war, tractor driving and water games.

This year there is a fashion tent which will also house a farm model display and the tea tent promises tray-bakes galore.

The show runs all day, admission is £10 for adults, £5 for Young Farmers (with their card), under 16s go free and there is no charge for parking. For more info go to