One week to go until bank holiday family fun

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It’s just one week until we open the gates to the Leicestershire County Show. The annual celebration of rural and family life is returning to Market Harborough on August  25th and 26th.

Leicestershire August bank holiday event


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If you are looking for something to do in Leicestershire over the August bank holiday weekend, look no further. We’ve got attractions and events for all member of the family.


Over the August bank holiday weekend, families will be entertained by attractions including a special centenary RAF Falcons parachute display and quad bike stunts by Australian Guinness World Record holder, Matt “Kangaroo Kid” Coulter.

Held beside the Airfield Business Park in Market Harborough, the event is dog-friendly so you can bring your four-legged friends and is also fully accessible to those with mobility issues.

“We can’t wait to get this fun-filled weekend started,” says David Young, Leicestershire County Show Director. “This promises to be a great way for families in Leicestershire to spend their bank holiday weekend. There are so many fantastic main arena events this year and we’ve made sure that there’s something for everyone.

“We’re honoured to have the RAF Falcons parachute display team attend in this the RAF’s centenary year. The team is in high demand and they’ll put on a spectacular display for our crowds at noon on both days.”

What’s happening?

The Leicestershire County Show’s main arena will combine traditional agricultural events with adrenaline-fuelled excitement. The event will host jousting from Knights of Nottingham, a Mounted Games tournament involving fast-paced relays and obstacle runs on ponies, space to test kicking skills with the Leicester Tigers, a classic car and tractor rally and much more.

As well as entertainment, there will be a traditional fun fair with dodgems and a Ferris wheel and hundreds of trade exhibits and craft stands giving shoppers the opportunity to buy unique items.

The full schedule for the two days is available to view on the Leicestershire County Show website here.

ShowGround Map

Leicestershire County Show showground

Book your tickets

Have you booked your tickets yet? Tickets for the Leicestershire County Show on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August are available for £8 in advance or £10 at the gate per adult, per day. Accompanied children under 14 and dogs are free.