Waterford’s Country Fair, which was held in Curraghmore Estate on Sunday, saw a record attendance this year.
Organisers say thousands turned up in the glorious sunshine to enjoy a host of activities and entertainments from jousters on horseback to gundog classes, the equestrian events and more. And there were queues from early afternoon for the artisan food stands, the giant big wheel and other attractions.
However, the day ended on a sad note for one child whose teddy bear was lost in all the excitement. A social media campaign has been launched to try and reunite the pair.
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The Waterford Country Fair is organised by a voluntary committee and spokesperson, Jo Breheny, was absolutely over the moon with the attendance. “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’t have asked for more from everyone who played their part. It has been a fantastic showcase for all our exhibitors, for everyone involved in country life and country living and we’re already looking forward to next year,” Jo said.