LEGO expo and Peppa Pig at Kildare County Show


Sarah Peppard


Sarah Peppard


LEGO expo and Peppa Pig at Kildare County Show

2013's Kildare County Show. Photo:

The annual Kildare County Show is back for another year, with thousands expected to attend.

It falls on Father’s Day (great excuse for a day out!) on Sunday June 18, in the Athy Showgrounds, on the Dublin Road, Athy.

The event kicks off at 11am and with free parking for the day.

Entertainment for all the family is promised.

From juggling, animals, hunt chase, vintage cars, Lego displays, treasure hunts and games, to food and lots of shopping in the indoor and outdoor trade stands, there’s plenty to do and see.

Meet Peppa Pig and Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol in the free kidzone.

New additions to the show this year such include a craft beer expo which includes malting barley competition and home brewing display.

The Kildare County Chamber and Kildare Enterprise Board have a business marquee with up to 50 new business trade stands. 

The home produce section now includes a qualifier for the Aldi brown bread baking competition that takes place at the National Ploughing Championships.

The new office is on Maxwell Motors, 1 Leinster Street, Athy. The opening hours are between 11am and 2pm Monday to Friday.

Application for indoor and outdoor trade stands are now being taken so contact them on: email or call (087) 743 6028  if your business or group would like to take part in this years show.

Cost of entry on the day for adults is €5 and accompanied children can enter free of charge.