Fair Information 2019
SAT NAV POSTCODE
DIRECTIONS – TRAVELLING BY CAR / TAXI
VIA A1: NEWRY – LISBURN / LISBURN – NEWRY
For visitors travelling via the A1 (Newry – Lisburn / Lisburn – Newry): Take the exit route for B3 Loughbrickland, Tandragee, Rathfriland. Continue into Loughbrickland village, taking left at fork in village and following signs for Scarva, Poyntzpass, Tandragee, Armagh B3/A27 (Legananny Road). Continue on this road for 3 miles where you will pick of the fair directional signs.
For visitors travelling via Newry: Join the A27 Tandragee Road and follow for approximately 10 miles, passing straight through the villages of Jerretspass and Poyntzpass, until you pick of the fair directional signs.
For visitors travelling via Banbridge: Join the B10 Scarva Road and continue straight for approximately 4 miles, until you pick up the fair directional signs.
For visitors tavelling via Tandragee: At roundabout at bottom of Tandragee town, follow signs for A27 Newry for approx. 2 miles. Turn left at the sign for Scarva, Banbridge B10 and follow fair directional signs.
For visitors travelling via Gilford: Join the A51 Wall Road at junction with Whinny Hill and travel for approximately 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Scarva Road and continue for approximately 1.5 miles until you pick up the fair directional signs.
GENERAL TRAVEL ADVISE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND VISITORS NORTH OF LOUGH NEAGH
From Coleraine town and westwards, travel via west route of Lough Neagh
Travel the A29 (from Tobermore via Desertmartin, Moneymore, Stewartstown and Tamnamore) until you reach the M1, joining at junction 14. Exit M1 at junction 12, then travel A4 to Portadown. Continue straight at first roundabout taking a right turn onto Charles Street (approx 1/2 mile from roundabout). Continue straight at next roundabout until junction with A27. Turn right at junction, then first left and travel the A27 via Mahon Road to Tandragee (approx 5 miles), keeping straight at both roundabouts on this stretch of road. Continue straight to bottom of Tandragee town where you will pick up fair signs.
For locations east of Coleraine town, travel via east route of Lough Neagh.
Travel the A26 (via Ballymoney, Ballymena, Antrim, Nutts Corner, Moira) until you reach the M1, joining at junction 9. Exit M1 at junction 11, then travel M12 for approx. 2.5 miles, joining A3 towards Portadown/Armagh . Continue along A3 for approx. 3 miles, following signs for Armagh until roundabout junction with A27. Take first left at roundabout and continue for approx 1/2 mile until first right turn onto A27 via Mahon Road to Tandragee (approx 5 miles). Continue straight at both roundabouts on this stretch of road. Continue straight to bottom of Tandragee town where you will pick up fair signs.
TRAVELLING BY RAIL
NEAREST RAIL LINKS
PORTADOWN STATION (if travelling from Belfast / Lisburn / Moira / Lurgan) – approximately 10 miles from venue
NEWRY (if travelling from Dublin / Drogheda / Dundalk) – approximately 13 miles from venue
Although the rail line runs through Scarva, there are no scheduled stops at Scarva village. Onward travel to/from rail links would be via taxi hire.
The fair will be open to visitors as follows:
Saturday 25th May – 10:00 to 18:00
Sunday 26th May – 10:00 to 18:00
Tickets will be available to purchase at the gate on both days of the show.
Children Under 16 FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
Facilities at the Northern Ireland Countrysports Fair are designed as far as practicable to fulfil the needs of all visitors to the show.
Your health and safety and that of any pets / animals brought along to the show are of paramount importance to us.
Our members of staff are there to assist and will be easily recognisable by their high visibility vests.
There is FREE on-site public car parking at the Northern Ireland Countrysports Fair.
There are a number of designated disabled car parking spaces available to blue badge holders. These will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis in each of the two main car parks.
This event is based outdoors on a grass site, with some covered trading areas. We take all practicable measures to make the site as accessible as possible. Grass on public walkways is cut short to assist wheelchair users and prams and seating is placed at various locations around the event site, where visitors can rest.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
A selection of hot and cold foods and refreshments are available to purchase in the family area and at other locations around the event site. Hot food providers will have at least one family meal-deal option available to purchase on their stand.
ON-SITE SHUTTLE SERVICE
A shuttle service will be in operation around the fair site with a number of pick-up / drop-off points around the shuttle route.
Portable toilets are located at strategic points around the fair site. These include toilets for people with disabilities or restricted movement. Toilets are monitored at regular intervals and are cleaned daily.
The baby changing unit will be centrally located within the fair site and will be accessible for parents to attend the needs of infants throughout the days of the fair.
GUIDE DOGS / PET DOGS
Guide dogs and pet dogs are welcome at the show. All dogs must be kept on leads and we also recommend the use of muzzles.
St. Johns Ambulance will be in attendance on both days of the event. They will have a static unit at the fair as well as conducting mobile patrols at intervals throughout each day.
The information point will be located directly beside the main arena. Public announcements can also be made from the office at the main arena.
NOTE: Some of the above information may be subject to change prior to the event so please check back before the show dates for any updates.
EVENT COMPETITION T&CS
A number of competitions for show tickets / other prizes will run ahead of the event. Competitions are open to anyone aged 16 or over to enter. Winners will be selected at random from all entrants and will be notified in advance of the show on how to collect their prizes.
Note for anyone who wins show tickets – Guest Tickets will admit one adult on either the Saturday or Sunday and Family Tickets will admit 2 Adults and up to 4 Children on either the Saturday or Sunday.