Cork Summer Show 2024

15 Jun 2024  to  16 Jun 2024 Curraheen Showgrounds, Cork

A two-day indulgence into the best of the Agricultural sector competitions, and a cross-section of Irish lifestyle activities and retail.

Cork Summer Show 2024
Organised by the Munster Agricultural Society, the Cork Summer Show has been running in one form or another for over 200 years, since 1806.


  • Amusements
  • Food Demos
  • Retail Stalls
  • Live Music & Performances
  • Kidz Zone
  • Full Bar
  • Dog Show
  • Motor Zone
  • Remote RC Racing
  • Small Animals
  • Vintage Vehicles
  • Showjumping
  • Horse Show
  • Health & Wellness
  • Agri Zone
  • Farm Animals
  • Garden Zone
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Floral Art
  • Cattle Show 
  • Poultry

54 things to do for FREE at the CORK SUMMER SHOW

  1. Dance to the live music on stage throughout the day on the main stage
  2. Get free taster samples of locally produced food and craft drinks from artisan stands in the food zone
  3. Bring a picnic or sit on one of the 100+ picnic tables whilst listening to live music and entertainment
  4. Look out for marching Roman Centurions around the showgrounds in full authentic Roman uniforms
  5. Meet local farmers and their amazing agricultural equipment and machinery
  6. Cuddle a rabbit and other small critters in the small animals shed in the top yard
  7. See professional remote control vehicle racing competitions in the RC zone
  8. See a wide range of vintage vehicles and machinery up close from years gone by
  9. Listen to free local bands and entertainers play on the mini stage at the Cork County Council Marquee
  10. Sit and relax at the hourly Cookery Demonstrations and pick up new ideas to try at home
  11. Watch the Celtic stick makers make a new walking stick from just a branch of wood
  12. Climb aboard a civil defence vehicle and learn all about the Cork civil defence.
  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. Enjoy some ‘window shopping’ at the more than 200+ retail stalls throughout the showgrounds
  16. Watch the regional final of the cookery competition on Sunday – HOME COOK CHAMPIONSHIP 2023
  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 Hund 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 Farm Discovery Zone - Saturday morning from 9am to 10am
  23. 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 agri zone
  27. Admire our livestock 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. See various poultry bird eggs and hold a larger than life Ostridge egg
  33. Get some health and wellness advice and tips in the health Marquee
  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 Co Co Marquee
  37. See the latest House & Home trends in the Home Marquee
  38. Visit our show garden created by Field Of Dreams & get some free gardening tips
  39. See some amazing flower arrangement creations in the Floral Art competition Marquee.
  40. Learn how to grow your own Veg in the Cork allotment centre zone
  41. Watch a chainsaw wood carver make a work of art from wood with a chain saw
  42. Climb aboard a real fire engine and learn about life as a firefighter.
  43. See participants take part in archery at the UCC archery zone
  44. See the latest fun fair rides in action in the amusements zone
  45. See the latest motor cars and take a glimpse into the future of motor technology
  46. See artists creations in the arts and crafts competitions marquee
  47. See martial arts displays every hour in the combat zone
  48. Listen to 96FM local Radio broadcasting live from the Show and visit their stand
  49. Ride our car park N ride tractor train carriage in parking zone
  50. Meet Real-Life Superheroes, from the coastguard to firemen, and explore all their cool gear
  51. See the latest gardening equipment and machinery on display in the Agri zone
  52. See a range of local startup business demonstrate their products in the LEO Enterprise Zone Marquee
  53. Meet all the various local government departments and services in the Cork County Council marquee
  54. See the regional tug O War competitions take place in the music zone on the Sunday.