Have you heard the news? The Leicestershire County Show is returning to Market Harborough this summer! After a successful year in 2017, we’re thrilled to see that the family-event is coming back to our town over August bank holiday.

By looks of it, the event is coming back bigger and better than ever before with a particularly special highlight.

When and where?

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. Gates will open at 8am and close at 5pm.

New activities and attractions for 2018

The Leicestershire County Show has announced the entertainment and activities planned for the upcoming event, adding some new attractions to the familiar favourites. There is always something to occupy your time with at the show but this year there really is something for all members of the family.

The new attractions include an unmissable parachute display by the RAF Falcons to mark the centenary year of the Royal Air Force. Other additions include quad bike displays by Australian Guinness World Record holder, a jousting display by the Knights of Nottingham, and a horse and carriage driving display. Quite the line-up!

These will complement some of the most popular attractions from previous years. Here are the other attractions that we’re most looking forward to:

  • Classic car and tractor parade
  • The Mounted Games
  • Leicester Tigers’ golden boot competition
  • Fernie Hunt Pony Club display
  • The Grand Parade to close the show.

As usual, there will also be a traditional funfair including dodgems and a Ferris wheel, livestock and equine classes and over 100 craft and trade stands. Count us in!

Here are some pictures to enjoy from the 2017 event:

How to get your tickets

The 2018 event is expected to be a very popular show. To save time and money, tickets can be purchased online prior to the event at a 20% discount.

Adult tickets cost £8 in advance online or can be purchased on the day at the gate for £10. Children under 14 are free and car parking at the showground is also free.

Accommodation for Leicestershire County Show

Looking for a place to stay after the Leicestershire County Show? Just over one mile from the event’s location, we are one of the closest options for those looking to stay over in Market Harborough the night before or after the event.

Our hotel in the centre of the town has family, double and single rooms available. We also have a selection of sizes and decors available. Browse our selection of rooms and book your room at The Angel Hotel here. Our reception is available on 01858 462 702 for any questions you may have.