The National Brown Bread Baking Competition will return to the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore from 19th-21st September 2017. The popular competition is in association with the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) and sponsored by Aldi.

The qualifiers of The National Brown Bread Baking Competition will be held nationally through the ICA, with the Regional Finals taking place at An Grianán, ICA Adult Education Centre on Thursday 24th August. The National Semi Finals and Final will be held from 19th to 21st September at the Aldi Marquee during the 2017 National Ploughing Championships in Co. Offaly.

Please click here to download our PDF with all the information on the Final National Brown Bread Federation Heats 2017


  • 1700 Exhibitors
  • 283 000 Visitors
  • Over 300 Competitors
  • Almost 2 million feet of Trade Space
  • Economic Impact of over €35 million
These figures refer to an economic report carried out in 2011. In 2017 over 100,000 more visitors attended the event.