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Country Show, Sat 26 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, £10

The County Show

The County Show

Contact

The Leicestershire County Show Secretary

07825 705992

Address

Gallow Field Road,
Market Harborough,
Leicestershire,
LE16 7QB

Details

Last year, the annual Leicestershire County Show welcomed around 12,000 visitors to its new venue in Market Harborough’s 85 acre showground.
The one day event in 2016 was buzzing with people of all ages. Families and friends congregated to experience the range of wonderful stalls and entertainment that was taking place at the event. This year, to make sure visitors can make the most of their visit and get the opportunity to visit all the stalls they want to visit, organisers have extended the event for over 2 days, on the August bank holiday from the 26th to the 27th.
The County Show will include events and stands for all ages ranging from a traditional fun fair, to keep the children (and maybe even adults) amused, to a classic car and tractor rally. Over 50 craft stands made an appearance last year joining the many range of shows from traders and exhibiters whilst selling their own farmed produce for visitors to try out.
Visitors of last year’s event reported that they were extremely impressed with the show’s celebration of rural life, with livestock and equine classes, exhibitions, demonstrations and a host of rural-themed entertainment. Organisers also explained how pleased they were with the number of animals that were entered into the classes and hope to encourage even more traders and exhibitors entering this year.
“With Leicestershire County Show’s first ever two day event, we hope to exceed the amount of visitors that experienced last year’s event and give the opportunity for all to see all the events and stalls they want to without being pushed to the back. Parking has also been adjusted after feedback from last year described delays in getting parked up, so we hope for much speedier access this year” comments David Young, Leicestershire County Show director. “We hope to encourage all visitors, traders and exhibitors to join in the annual event and experience our wonderful countryside and agriculture first hand.”

Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Aug 2017

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Sat 26 - Sun 27 Aug The Leicestershire County Show

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
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Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SP 715894  Lat: 52.49880 Long: -0.95067

By car:
-Coming towards Market Harborough from the A6. Follow Harborough road (B6047) and Take the first right 1/2 mile after the McDonald's roundabout on to Gallow Field Road. Follow the road and shortly you will see parking instructions to your right.
-Coming from Market Harborough. Take the first left after the innovation centre roundabout on Harborough road (B6047) on to Gallow Field Road. Follow the road and shortly you will see parking instructions to your right.

By public transport:
There is a bus-stop opposite the innovation centre which is a 5-10 minute walk from the Leicestershire county show. There are trains and buses from most main local surrounding towns and cities including Leicester, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Stamford, Corby and Kettering. Check your local station for times.

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 km from Harborough Railway Station station