Another new attraction at the show this year will be the Paws for Thought Close Protection and Search Dog Demonstrations.  Featuring Zuri, the Belgian Malinios, Sasha the cross Belgian Malinios/German Shepherd and Toby the Shih Tzu – see these dogs in action each day at the show.

Saturday Schedule (Arena 3) will include:

Search and Find Demonstration– dogs are used in many aspects at ports, airports etc. in the fight against illegal importation of goods, and in this demonstration the team will show how dogs are used to hunt out drugs, cigarettes, or other forms of contra band, mobile devices etc.

Obedience Demonstration – here visitors will learn all about the different elements involved in obedience training of these specialised dogs.  The handlers will demonstrate unique levels of obedience that these dogs are trained to.

Close Protection Demonstration – during this demonstration the team will show visitors the dog handling skills involved in providing close protection to the likes of VIPs and dignitaries.

Sunday (Main Arena)

Sunday will see a key demonstration in the main arena, showing the fantastic skills and demands on these dogs, as they show how to extract criminals from vehicles amongst other things!


WW2 Re-enactors (US & German)  will be at the show in uniform interacting with members of the public and carrying period uniforms and equipment.

In addition, they will be providing weapons talks and firepower demos in our main arena, with blank firing weapons and demonstration of killing zone.


Vietnam’s Wild Geese are a Northern Ireland based Vietnam War Living History group. They attend Military History Shows in Ireland and U.K!  

The group aims to pay tribute to the 2000 native born Irish immigrants from the whole island that fought for the US,  Australian and New Zealand Forces (‘Free World Forces’) in the War! Of those 26 paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The group display a range of military roles that ‘Free World Forces’ carried out in the Vietnam War. These include: The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, US Special Forces Training Teams, US Army Military Police, US Airforce Security Police and US Army Padre Corps!

As well as wearing authentic uniforms from the War the group displays an authentic range of field equipment. radios and weapons!

Head along and visit their display where they will tell you about the people who served, the conditions they endured and the equipment and weapons they used.


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 www.cuttingedgehelicopters.com/events 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!



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.



Sunday at the fair will see a display of pre war cars from bygone days.

All lovingly maintained, owners will be at hand to chat to visitors about these classic old vehicles.   Including makes such as Ford, Morris or Mercedes, visitors will be wowed by the many hours their owners have spent ensuring their pristine condition is maintained.

Vehicles on display will be invitation only.