THE biggest social event in the agricultural calendar in Northern Ireland – the Balmoral Show – has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Show organisers the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society said in a statement on Monday: “The Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank will be postponed until Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd August 2020.
“We are currently in uncertain times following the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the health of our stakeholders and visitors remains our key priority. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
“We would like to thank all our partners who have assisted us in rescheduling this year’s Show and we would appreciate your patience as we work through our revised planning and logistics.
“In the upcoming weeks, an updated schedule of livestock and equine classes will be available and entries will re-open in due course.
“Tickets that have already been purchased for the Show will remain valid for the new dates.”
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