Point to Point and Country Fair at Dowth
The Point to Point and Country Fair at Dowth is now firmly established as a “must attend” date in the calendar. This celebration of great racing, food and family fun will see thousands gather at the Old Racecourse, Dowth which is part of the Brú na Bóinne, Unesco World Heritage Site. Guaranteed to be as much fun as you can have with your wellies on!
6 races all over 3 miles and fences
- Gates will open at 11am with the first race off at 12:30.
- The card will feature 6 Point-to-Point races, all run over 3 miles with fences.
- There will be two Pony Club races after racing, run by Meath Pony Club for ponies and children. A real crowd pleaser, it’s sure to be full of fast paced action! (please contact Sarah Love for more information).
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
Our bars serving everything from Champagne, 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 and The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre.
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 a pop-up Ladyrath Lane Pumpkin Patch, GAA Skill Zone, Bale maze, bouncy castles, puppet shows, magic shows, arts and crafts, pumpkin carving, outdoor games, pony rides, face-painting, GIY, 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.