First established in 1836, Carbery Show traditionally takes place on “the first Thursday after the third Wednesday” each July, which this year falls on the 20th July. The show is held in The Showgrounds in Skibbereen town.
The show offers a wide range of classes from horses, ponies, dairy and beef cattle and the main events at Carbery Show are the finals of the Cork County Yearling Championship and Cork County Beef Bull Championship.
The Carbery Show Society continues to encourage home produce through its large indoor exhibition, which includes the Horticulture Section, Flowers and Flower Arranging Classes, Photography, Arts and Crafts and Cookery.
The Carbery Show Society also continues to encourage the exhibitors of the future and includes many classes for children, such as ridden and led pony classes, a junior cattle section, junior horticulture classes, junior arts and crafts, and junior cookery classes.
There is always a wide range of family entertainment with our immensely popular Pet Dog Show, Irish Dancing Competitions and live music in the afternoon. Each year Carbery Show has a children’s amusements section including the family favourite Mobile Pet Farm.
Carbery Show has been noted for its marvellous trade stands display, some who come from far afield, who exhibit a variety of local crafts, foods, shrubs and plants, machinery and dairy equipment, farm and business services and local enterprise.
We hope to see you there!