All roads lead to Claragh Bridge for Summer show
Saturday 28th July 2012 sees the return of the annual Claragh Bridge cross-community Vintage Classic and Agricultural show which is now into its ninth year. The fun filled family event will be staged at the B175 Ballynahinch Road, Drumaroad, near Castlewellan, starting at 11am.
Classes covering Cars, Tractors, Stationery Engines, Commercials, Motorcycles, Buses, Lorries, Steam Engines and various other types of Agricultural Machinery will be on exhibition and entries can also be submitted on the day of the show.
This year’s show will include an indoor crafts fayre and country market as well as stalls, trade and various exhibition stands including timber cutting and the annual local Tug ‘O’ War and various other attractions and competitions.
Events will be hosted throughout the day including live music, free children’s entertainment, bouncy castle, bungee run, face painting, gladiator dual, as well as the ever popular helicopter rides from the show field down to Dundrum Bay.
Among the many events running throughout the day are traditional threshing machines and a blacksmith display. This year’s show will include both Men’s and Ladies’ Tug ‘O’ War competitions which will have cash prizes for both the winning team and runner up to donate to a charity of their choice. The Tug ‘O’ War heats start from 3.00pm sharp. Popular competition events will also include the brick lift, driving the nail, throwing the 56, and pitching the sheaf.
The Blacksmith’s shop will also be open which has been fully restored by its owner Mr. Walter Watson back to its original period. Both inside and outside will host a display of traditional Blacksmith tools and farming machinery from the early twentieth century.
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