The Leicestershire County show is a 2-day annual event, organised by the Leicestershire Agricultural Society. The event celebrates rural life with livestock and equine classes and a range of family-friendly entertainment. Relaunched in 2016, the show attracted 12,000 visitors to the 85-acre space next to Airfield Business Park.
This year there will be an increase in the number of activities to entertain the crowds, including spectacular motocross freestyle stunt team, a classic car and tractor rally, tractor pulling plus a traditional fun fair which includes dodgems and a Ferris wheel. In addition, there will be a wide range of trade shows and over 50 craft stands.
Visitors to the show can also attend a banquet dinner on a Saturday night, with a ticket to the dinner providing guests with a three-course meal followed and an evening of dancing.
The Leicestershire Agricultural Society who organise the County Show was formed in 1833 by a group of Leicestershire farmers to promote improvements in agriculture. In the early days, Victoria Park in Leicester was used to host the event. In more recent years Melton Mowbray became the host town until Market Harborough took over in 2016 with its new custom-built site one mile outside the town centre.