The Ballymoney Festival is a unique 2-day event for all ages, which attracts thousands of people from across Northern Ireland. Originating in 1902, Ballymoney Show, organised by the North Antrim Agricultural Association Ltd, is one of the oldest agricultural shows in Northern Ireland. Although Ballymoney Show is steeped in tradition we have continually reviewed and adapted our annual show to truly reflect and celebrate the diversity which the local countryside has to offer. This has resulted in a unique 2 day event for all ages, which attracts thousands of people from across the province to activities and events such as: Livestock Exhibitions There will be showing classes for heavy horses, light horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, goats and poultry competing within their respective classes at several locations throughout the showgrounds, with some of the top livestock in Northern Ireland on show. Home Industries, Art & Craft Throughout the show the Home Industries Building will be packed with items of craft, art and home-baked goods as the various local Primary School and Women’s Institute competitions get underway. Entries for the popular Photographic competition will also be on display. Young Farmer’s Clubs of Ulster As well as receiving practical support for the event from Finvoy, Kilraughts and Moycraig Young Farmers’ Clubs the Ballymoney Show also hosts the YFCU Northern Ireland Football Championships and the ever popular Tug of War Competition, which will attract over 200 competitors. Family Entertainment Although the family entertainment varies from year to year the committee always encourages local musical and dance acts on stage, accompanied by the old favourites such as The Punch and Judy Show, Bonny Baby Competition, traditional amusements, inflatables, small animals, The Pet Show and The Dog Show.