What to expect at the 2018 Leicestershire County Show

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We’re now just two months away from the 2018 Leicestershire County Show! Tickets are going fast and it’s no surprise given the wonderful activities and attractions at this year’s event.

After the success of last year, we wanted to make 2018 even bigger and better than ever before. As such, we have created a stellar line-up for the whole family to enjoy.

A range of new attractions have joined our familiar favourites. Here is a low-down of what to expect over the two-day event.

Leicestershire County Show 2018 activities

Proceedings will start in style on the evening of Friday 24th August with the County Show Dinner – an evening of food, fun and entertainment in the Members’ Marquee. Full details of the dinner will be announced soon. To be the first to know when tickets become available, sign up for our newsletter here.

The show will begin the following morning of the 25th August. The day will include a range of new activities including an unmissable parachute display by the RAF Falcons to mark the centenary year of the Royal Air Force.


The Mounted Games

The Mounted Games

The 2018 event with also welcome The Mounted Games Association of Great Britain, an exciting equestrian sport that includes relays and obstacle runs on ponies. 28 teams will battle it out over the two days with one team crowned 2018 show champions.


Other additions over the two days include four separate quad bike displays by Australian Guinness World Record holder, Matt “Kangaroo Kid” Coulter; a jousting display by the Knights of Nottingham; and a horse and carriage driving display, a show of the skill and loyalty between horse and coachman.

These new activities will be accompanied by some of the most popular attractions from previous years: the classic car and tractor parade that showcases a rare catalogue of vehicles, Leicester Tigers’ golden boot competition, Fernie Hunt Pony Club display and the Grand Parade to close the show.

Full details of the attractions and timings can be found here.

In addition to the entertainment, there will be a traditional funfair including dodgems and a Ferris wheel, livestock and equine classes and over 100 craft and trade stands. With all this and so much more going on, what are you waiting for?

How can you get a ticket?

Have you got your family’s ticket yet? 13,000 people attended last year and we’re expecting the show to be even more popular in 2018.

To save time and money, tickets can be purchased online prior to the event here. Tickets online cost £8 and £10 on the gate. Children under 14 are free and car parking at the showground is also free.

Held beside the Airfield Business Park in Market Harborough, the Leicestershire County Show is returning as a two-day event on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August, the late summer bank holiday weekend.

Leicester County Show 2017