New activities announced for 2018 Leicestershire County Show

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RAF Falcons in flight. Crown copyright image


The Leicestershire Agricultural Society is delighted to announce that the Leicestershire County Show will return for the two days of the late summer bank holiday on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August.Jousting

Last year’s County Show in Market Harborough attracted around 13,000 visitors to the 85-acre site located beside Airfield Business Park. An even bigger event is planned this year, with an unmissable show from the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team on both days being just one of many exciting highlights.

“Now that we’re in our third year in our Market Harborough location, we’re established as a firm favourite for the bank holiday weekend.“

says David Young, Leicestershire County Show Director.

“Last year’s decision to stage the event over two days was hugely popular and allowed us to welcome around 1000 more visitors than in 2016. With more events than ever planned this year, including the visit from the RAF Falcons in their centenary year, we’re looking forward to welcoming even more visitors for 2018.”

As well as the traditional agricultural events, which will culminate in a Grand Parade of prizewinning sheep and cattle, the crowds can kick for goal with the Leicester Tigers by

Kangaroo KidOther highlights include vintage cars, vintage tractors, hounds from the Fernie, Westerby Basset, Cottesmore and Quorn Hunts, jousting from the Knights of Nottingham, ladies’ side saddle, Fernie Pony Club and a carriage driving display. Another must-see will be the Kangaroo Kid, aka Matt Coulter, who will wow the crowds with his Guinness World Record-breaking quad bike stunts.

There will also be over 100 craft stalls and a wide range of trade shows. On the eve of the show, the County Show Dinner is planned – an evening of food, fun and entertainment in the Members’ Marquee.

The Leicestershire County Show is organised by the Leicestershire Agricultural Society which was formed in 1833 by farmers keen to promote improvements in agriculture. In its early years the County Show was held in Leicester’s Victoria Park before it moved to Melton Mowbray. In 2016 Market Harborough took over with its new custom-built site, with ample parking and a convenient location just a mile from the town centre.

Anyone interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor for the 2018 event will find details here.

View the 2018 schedule here.

Leicester County Show 2017