There has been a long history of Agricultural Shows in Elphin
The first were held in the Orchard Park in the 1940’s with the last Show of this type being held in 1949.
In 1975 a “Community Council” was set up and one of its projects was the revival of Elphin Show. The revived Show was held in the Elphin Co-op Livestock Mart Grounds in 1976 and has become an annual event with the only exception being 2001, when there was an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the country. The Chairman of the revived Show was Patsy O’Connell and the Secretary was Kevin Neary.
The standard of all the classes has grown over the years. We can now boast of one of the best agricultural shows in the west of Ireland.