50 things to do at Cork Summer Show 2024

  1. Dance to the live music on stage throughout the day on the main stage
  2. Be inspired by great local businesses in the LEO Local Enterprise Zone.
  3. Get free taster samples of locally produced food and craft drinks from artisan stands in the Food Zone
  4. Bring a picnic or sit on one of the 100+ picnic tables whilst listening to live music and entertainment
  5. Look out for marching Roman Centurions around the showgrounds in full authentic Roman uniforms
  6. Meet local farmers and their amazing agricultural equipment and machinery
  7. Check out cuddly rabbits and other amazing critters in the Pet Zone.
  8. See professional remote control vehicle racing competitions in the RC zone
  9. Browse a wide range of vintage vehicles and machinery up close from years gone by
  10. Brush up your cullinary skills and great great cooking tips with regular live chef demos in the Food Zone.
  11. Watch the Celtic Stick Makers make a new walking stick from a simple branch of wood
  12. Climb aboard a Civil Defence vehicle and learn all about Cork's blue-light emergency services. Meet Real-Life Superheroes, from the coastguard to firemen, and explore all their cool gear
  13. Cheer on the Pony jockey teams in the pony mounted games zone
  14. See every shape, size, and breed or dog take part in Munster’s largest Pet Dog Show
  15. Shop 'til you drop as you browse a phenomonal range of retail stands and marquees.
  16. Watch the regional final of the cookery competitions.
  17. Visit the various regional Show Jumping competitions on each day in the Show jumping zone
  18. See miniature ponies up close in the Equine Zone
  19. See hound puppies being trained in the Dog Zone.
  20. Watch Large horses get new horseshoes made from scratch by world class Farriers
  21. See the beautiful fluffy Sheep up close in the Sheep competition Ring
  22. See cows being milked in the Cattle Zone - From 9am onwards.
  23. Call in early and see cows having a wash and blow-dry before being judged in competition
  24. Enter the pig herding competition guiding pigs through the pig agility obstacle course
  25. Watch the thrilling working hunter horse competitions.
  26. See some of the best livestock and pedigree cattle in Ireland on Parade in the Cattle Zone
  27. Learn about livestock handling and watch young handlers starting out in the animal show rings
  28. Watch the ponies jumping in the Working Hunter Ring
  29. See Alpacas, Guinea pigs, Ducks, and Geese, up close in the small animals zone
  30. Watch champion pedigree Goats parade in the goat competition
  31. See an amazing range of pedigree poultry up close in the Poultry Marquee
  32. Learn all about poultry birds and eggs
  33. Find your inner zen and get great tips and advice in the Health and Wellness Zone
  34. See bees working in a Beehive and learn how honey is made
  35. Drive a mini-digger or climb on board the latest brand new modern farm tractors.
  36. Have your face painted for free in the Cork County Council Marquee.
  37. See the latest House & Home trends
  38. Visit the Field Of Dreams show garden and get some great advice and tips.
  39. See amazing floral creations in the Floral Art marquee where you can browse and even attend talks and lectures.
  40. Learn how to grow your own Veg in the horticulture zone - with great advice, talks and lectures.
  41. Watch a chainsaw wood carver make a work of art from wood with a chain saw.
  42. Check out the UCC Grassland biodiversity project display and find out all abot the MAS/UCC colaborative project.
  43. Try out exhillerating funfair rides in the funfair zone
  44. See the latest motor cars and take a glimpse into the future of motor technology
  45. See artists creations in the arts and crafts competitions marquee
  46. Meet the 96fm and C103 Street Fleet and see broadcasting live from the show.
  47. Take a trip on our tractor train from the carparks to the show.
  48. See the latest gardening equipment and machinery on display in the Agri zone
  49. Find out all about local government, public services, tourism and much more at the Cork County Council marquee
  50. Check out Tug O'War championships