Wednesday 28th Mar 2018

Landmark launch for 150th Balmoral Show

Landmark launch for 150th Balmoral Show

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) today launched the 150th Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank. The milestone anniversary Show promises all that is great about Balmoral, with an exciting mix of food, farming and family fun throughout the four days.


Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food event will return to Eikon Exhibition Centre and Balmoral Park from May 16th - May 19th and will once again extend to four days, following on from the success of last year. The 2018 Show will also extend in size, as a new, permanent covered exhibition space which will complement the existing Eikon Exhibition Centre, will offer 5,000 sqm of additional exhibition space. 


RUAS Chief Executive, Alan Crowe commented:

‘We are thrilled to launch our 150th Balmoral Show, this is a very special year as we celebrate this landmark anniversary and hope that visitors will enjoy commemorating with us. Although there have been significant changes in the past 150 years, the essence of Balmoral Show has very much remained the same, whether your interest is farming, local food, shopping or family fun, the Show continues to deliver a unique day out and that’s what continues to bring visitors back year on year and has allowed the event to reach this milestone.'


‘Following the success of last year’s four day event, which saw visitor numbers reach an all-time high, we are determined to continue and build on that success, in partnership with our principal sponsor, Ulster Bank. The 2018 Show will be bigger than ever, with an increase in both size and scale and our 150th anniversary plans to look forward to. We are also delighted to see an increase in many livestock sectors, new attractions, new stands and more than ever to see, do and enjoy.’


The 2018 Balmoral Show runs from Wednesday, May 16 – Saturday, May 19. Discounted pre-show tickets are available to purchase online now at

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