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Last minute preparations underway for Balmoral Show

Wednesday sees the launch of the 149th Balmoral Show, which looks set to be the biggest yet.

Northern Ireland's premier agricultural festival has been extended to a fourth day and the RUAS (Royal Ulster Agricultural Society) hope to welcome as many as 100,000 visitors

UTV will be there, with online coverage and daily updates on UTV Live . There will be a special programme on Tuesday 16 May.

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Visitors to the show will be greeted by a smorgasbord of activities. Whether livestock judging's your thing or you'd rather watch a high-octane quad bike stunt show or a farrier shoeing a horse, there is a packed programme of events designed to entertain the whole family.

There will be over 700 trade stands with everything from arts and crafts to the latest hi-tech farm machinery.

For peckish patrons, there will be 40 catering stands and around 90 local producers promoting the best of Northern Ireland food and drink.

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