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SPAR NI to put on a sensational Show at Balmoral 


Balmoral Show will be a blast for those who visit the SPAR NI marquee this year, as their team brings a host of family fun for visitors to explore and delicious local food to taste from 11 – 14 May at Balmoral Park. 


As Platinum Sponsors of the show for the 11th year, the on-site SPAR shop will provide sandwiches, snacks and drinks for exhibitors and visitors alike, and in the SPAR marquee, there will be a chance to sample their wide range of award-winning tonight’s tea products, created in collaboration with local producers. 


The SPAR Enjoy Local range of traybakes and pancakes, BBQ favourites including sizzle steaks, sausages and mini chicken fillets can be tasted alongside The Kitchen’s desserts, pizza and range of sides. The CHEF range of restaurant quality evening meals, from Chicken Korma to Lasagne can also be enjoyed and there will be an exclusive launch of The Chef Chicken and Ham Bake, an exciting new meal developed with Alistair Bell and his unique Irish Black Butter. Visitors can be the first to sample this new product at the SPAR marquee on Wednesday 11 May from 11am – 1pm. 


SPAR NI also sponsors the Children’s Farm in the Healthy Horticultural Village at Balmoral Show, where little ones can pet farm animals and learn more about their role in sustaining the fields and farms where our suppliers grow and produce our favourite local foods. 


Back at the SPAR marquee with the help of their partner W5, visitors are invited to SPAR’s hourly Balmoral Baking Show to blow up some snacks and explore the science behind our favourite foods, using the power of chemistry to find out just how good some experiments can taste. 


Then, roll up your sleeves and get competitive at the W5 quiz, a fun and engaging opportunity to learn even more about agriculture and food in Northern Ireland. Cycle up your very own smoothie or try some of the bubbled-up honeycomb to fuel the competition and keep minds energised! 


And don’t forget to look out for Sammy SPAR – the famous mascot will be taking part in the traditional mascot race on the last day of the Show, but will also be out and about, meeting visitors throughout Balmoral Park and sharing some giveaways and surprises across the four days. 


You can also support charity partner’s Marie Curie and Cancer Fund for Children with their now instantly recognisable red Stetsons, which can be picked up from the SPAR NI stand for a small donation towards the charities. 


Bronagh Luke, Head of Corporate Marketing at Henderson Group said; “Visitors to the Show are incredibly generous and it’s fantastic to see the sea of red hats amongst the crowds around Balmoral Park. We have no doubt the crowds will once again be extremely generous towards our two very deserving charity partners.” 


Come visit us at the Balmoral show! Stand E1