Leicestershire County Show promises fun for all the family this weekend

Celebrating all aspects of rural life, Leicestershire County Show is taking place this weekend.

The two-day family event is on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, at Airfield Farm, Market Harborough.

It will feature livestock and equine classes, a fun fair, exhibitions, and demonstrations.

Having relocated to Market Harborough from Melton Mowbray in 2016, last year’s show attracted 12,000 people.

Originally a one day event, the show has now been extended to run over two days to accommodate the growing number of visitors.

Attractions over the weekend will include a motorcycle stunt display by Broke FMX and Freestyle Motocross, a classic car and tractor rally, a traditional fun fair which includes dodgems and a ferris wheel, and a classic car rally.

There’s also the Rockwood dog show, which concludes with an agility relay race between two teams of dogs.

For the first time, there will be an RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast from a WWII Spitfire and Hurricane on Sunday.

Other activities include the Leicester Tigers’ golden boot competition, Fernie Pony Club Relay and a grand parade to close the show. In addition to the entertainment, there will be up to 70 craft stands and 80 trade stands.

The Leicestershire Agricultural Society, which organises the County Show, was formed in 1833 by a group of Leicestershire farmers to promote improvements in agriculture. Victoria Park in Leicester was the original site for the event.

Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the day. Escorted children under 14 are free and car parking at the show ground is also free.

To purchase advance tickets, go to www.leicestershirecountyshow.co.uk

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