There will be so much to see and experience at Dowth this October 28th, enjoy thrilling racing, gourmet food, free family fun, shopping and country fair exhibits.
Last years event saw over 6,000 local visitors flock to Dowth. With over 7,000 expected this year. Be part of this unique celebration of the best of country life and hospitality. So whether you have four legs or two, trot along to Dowth this October bank holiday weekend for more entertainment than you can shake your tail at.
For a reminder of last year’s event check it out here .
An epicurean delight; the Artisan Food Market will showcase delicious local produce. There will be over 30 artisan producers where you can taste and purchase delicious award-winning artisan foods, craft beers, cider, whiskey and gin from local distilleries.
Eat on the Day
Enjoy food-on-the-hoof al fresco or seated in public marque with a wide variety of food vendors and barista coffee bars onsite. Indulge your tastebuds with choice of oriental cuisine, gourmet burgers, wood-fired pizzas, chicken from the Wing Bar, savoury quiches, succulent hog roasts or artisan sandwiches before indulging in sweet treats and barista prepared coffees.
Bar & Baristas
We will have two bars - serving everything from craft beers, hot Slane whiskeys and cocktails & all your usual favourites along-side fresh barista coffee bars to keep your caffeine levels topped up.
The Shopping Tent will feature a range of interesting stalls to peruse including equestrian art & photography, fashion, interiors, jewellery, children's clothing and gift-wear, hand-weavers, ceramics, gifts, hand carved walking sticks, equestrian equipment, pet-fashion and home-made crafts, all to be explored at your leisure.
County Fair Exhibits
Immerse yourself in heritage and all things country with interactive exhibits from Maperath Mobile Farm, Newgrange Falconry, The Royal Meath Bee Keepers, The Deer Society, Fly-Tiers, The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre as well as Gun Dog and Archery demonstrations.
Farm Africa Kids Zone
Bring the smallies along for some good old-fashioned fun in the Farm Africa Kids Zone where there will be arrange of activities for the kids (and seats for the parents to rest!). Highlights include bouncy castles, puppet shows, magic shows, arts and crafts, pumpkin carving, outdoor games, pony rides, face-painting, model tractor fun and lots more..
Kids entertainment is free. Admission to The Point-to-Point is free for all children under 12.
In the interest of safety, please ensure children are accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Well-behaved dogs are very welcome at Dowth. All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Please do not leave them in cars unattended, and please clean up after them.