Countrysports Fair, Scarvagh House 28th & 29th May 2016: ©Edward Byrne Photography

Hailing from Glasgow, the ever popular Scottish tribal band ‘Clann an Drumma’ make a welcome return to the show for 2018.

The bands motto is ‘Keep it Tribal’ and that is exactly what you get. In their traditional tribal kilts, their energetic and rhythmic music is a blend of Highland bagpipes with a twist of tribal drumming.

During the days of the show Clann and Drumma perform live.




Ecomantella is a fully mobile professional environmental education service operating throughout Northern Ireland.  They aim to bring visitors up close and personal with weird and wonderful animals from around the World with their popular Zoo-to-You interactive animal encounters.

Karl, who heads up Ecomantella, has travelled widely and has a wealth of knowledge about the many animals and their habitat.

They also offer a wide range of nature study programmes.  Come along and meet them at the show and learn more about the more unusual animals around our planet.



Aim to Survive will be demonstrating the first aid equipment used in the initial treatment of a catastrophic bleed, in this case potentially from a gunshot wound.

Expert in this area, Keith McCable says, “Our sport is extremely safe however if an accident were to occur it can get very serious very fast. The number 1 cause of death in this type of injury is blood loss therefore we will be demonstrating pressure bandages, heamostatic agents and tourniquets as a means to treat these injuries”.

Keith will have two seminars each day in the Countrysports Education Demo Marquee at 12 noon and 3pm.


Cutting Edge Helicopters

We are delighted to see the return of Cutting Edge Helicopters who will be providing helicopter rides at the show.  This was a very popular attraction last year and is sure to be a draw in 2018.

Taking in the scenic views above Scarvagh and its surrounds, their highly experienced pilots and personnel provide a professional service, allowing you to sit back and enjoy every second of this unique experience.

Bookings for the fair can be taken online at or fligths can be booked on the days of the show, subject to remaining availability.




Our very talented local stick dressers from across Ireland will again have their annual stick dressing competition at the fair.

Now renowned as their largest competition of the year, there will be over 300 sticks entered across a number of categories over the weekend.

Two top Scottish judges will be presiding over the competition to name the top stick dresser; no easy task with such numbers and variety of sticks on display over the two days.

Come along and see for yourself the skilled work involved in creating these beautiful masterpieces!



There will be a number of seminars each day in the Countrysports Education & Demo Marquees for those who want to find out more about nutrition for their pets and also how to provide pet physiotherapy.

Experts in their fields will also be available throughout each day of the show for any specific one-to-one enquiries.

For seminar times see Programme / Schedule Section of Website.