Saturday, 18th August 2018
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Biggest Waterford Country Fair ever!

GLORIOUS weather on Sunday spurred thousands to pack into their cars and head for Curraghmore for what was the biggest and best Waterford Country Fair on record.

From early morning, cars and jeeps with horse boxes arrived and hundreds of cars made their way across the dusty path down towards Curraghmore for what was a magical, mystical day with funds raised going to Make A Wish Ireland.

Very early, provisional estimates suggest that at least 5,000 people attended.

The Make A Wish volunteers greeted festival-goers as they lined into the venue from 10am. Regional Co-ordinator, Trisha Quinn, was delighted with the reception they received.

"This was a great family day out and it was a fantastic opportunity for us to chat with people and make them aware of the work we do.

"It truly is a magical setting and the feedback from the public was just great. The weather really helped and everyone was in festival form."

The jousters were back, as were the birds of prey. And the many who gathered to watch the gundog classes, the equestrian events and more were treated to a great afternoon.

And there were queues from early afternoon for the artisan food stands, the giant big wheel and other attractions in the massive, enclosed courtyard.

The Waterford Country Fair is organised by a voluntary committee and spokesperson, Jo Breheny, was absolutely over the moon.

"The weather made it. We changed the layout this year and it really worked too. Curraghmore is a huge space and we worked together with our exhibitors and the competition organisers to really make sure there was plenty going on all across the grounds.

"The crowds came in from early morning and entries in the dog show, the equestrian events and a host of other competitions were way up. It was fantastic to see so many families with young children taking such an interest in all that is great about country life and country living.

"We are very thankful to all of our sponsors and supporters and we couldn


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