22nd – 25th September 2021
Throughout the four days of the show, the Main Arena hosts many attractions including the exhilarating Bolddog Lings Freestyle Team. Visits can also watch International Show Jumping classes and the annual Polo Exhibition.
Over 3,500 animals are entered into the show each year to compete for prized red rosettes and the prestigious Balmoral Championship titles. The 2021 Show will feature a display of sheep, representing the many breeds usually seen at Balmoral.
The whole family can enjoy endless hours of fun at the dedicated Entertainment Zone. With lots of activities on offer, visitors can expect to be educated, entertained and excited!
The Show Jumping programme at Balmoral begins on Wednesday morning with three national competitions. Over 3 days, competitors such as Geoff Billington, Dermott Lennon and Greg Broderick will compete in International Showjumping classes.
The children can enjoy getting up close and personal with their favourite cuddly farm yard animals. The Ark Open Farm give children the opportunity to hold, stroke and feed the baby animals while the more daring visitors can meet snakes, tarantulas and more.
Green fingered enthusiasts are invited to explore the herd and wildlife gardens of the horticultural area, hosted by CAFRE and Ulster Beekeepers.
Learn about social farming, meet the growers of fruit and vegetables in NI and discover how horticulture is good for our planet as well as our physical and mental health.
New for 2021 – a primary school kids trail.
Other areas of interest include:
- NI Food Pavilion
- Trade Stands
- Sheep Shearing
- Fun Fair
Interested in booking accommodation ahead of the Balmoral Show? Check out our Stay – Belfast section for information on the best hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and self-catering accommodation.