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Edible Forest Festival returns to Charnwood

18 July 2017

A feast of food and drink events showcasing local produce in iconic settings, taking place from 15-17 September 2017

First-ever Spirit of Harborough event to take place

24 April 2017

A weekend-long celebration of local artisan alcohol producers with special opportunities for food, tours, tutorials and tastings

A grand celebration of British pies at PieFest

3 April 2017

PieFest event to take place from 29-30 July 2017 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

European Agricultural Fund for Rural development

24 January 2017

In conjunction with the Rural Payments Agency, the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership is holding an event for businesses and organisations wishing to apply for grants from the latest round of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Make your own chocolate at ChocFest workshops

1 November 2016

Visitors to the first-ever ChocFest event in Melton Mowbray will get a chance to make their own handmade chocolate at three different, experiential workshops over the weekend of 19-20 November 2016

Thousands watch Diwali Lights switch on event

17 October 2016

Around 30,000 people packed onto Leicester’s Golden Mile last night to watch the switch on ceremony for the city’s Diwali lights.

Potter spell cast over Charnwood Museum

7 October 2016

A magical spell will be cast over Charnwood Museum with the arrival of a new Harry Potter exhibition.

It’s all about the chocolate at first-ever ChocFest event

12 September 2016

It will be chocolate heaven in Melton Mowbray when the first-ever ChocFest event takes place from 19-20 November 2016 at the Cattle Market in the town.

First-ever Edible Forest festival to take place in Charnwood

11 August 2016

Events celebrating the food and drink produce and producers of the Charnwood Forest from 16-18 September 2016

Countdown to first-ever PieFest in Melton Mowbray

4 August 2016

Around 40 piemakers and other food and drink exhibitors showcasing local produce from 13-14 August 2016

VisitEngland & VisitBritain roundtable events on challenges of rural tourism

2 August 2016

Invitation to tourism businesses and stakeholders

One of the largest street theatre festivals in the country returns to Market Harborough

21 July 2016

Free Arts Fresco Street Theatre Festival to take place on 18 September 2016 throughout the town centre

Melton Mowbray Food Festival back for 13th year

15 July 2016

One of the UK’s largest regional food festivals takes place in the UK’s Rural Capital of Food from 1-2 October 2016

Celebrating British pies at first-ever PieFest event

10 July 2016

PieFest 2016 to take place from 13-14 August in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

'Be Like Bear' During Bushcraft Survival Weekend at Conkers

8 March 2016

Emulate your survival hero by learning wilderness survival skills from 12-13 March 2016

Record number of cheese makers at UK's largest cheese fair

8 February 2016

50th cheese maker signs up to exhibit at Artisan Cheese Fair from 30 April to 1 May 2016 in Melton Mowbray

UK's largest cheese fair returns in 2016

2 December 2015

The UK’s largest cheese fair will return for its sixth year in 2016 when the Artisan Cheese Fair takes place in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire from 30 April to 1 May

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

24 November 2015

The nation’s biggest and longest running comedy festival returns with a programme bursting with live comedy you can’t ignore

Winner of Melton Mowbray Food Festival competition announced

12 November 2015

Richard Rush from Melton Mowbray has been announced as the winner of the annual Melton Mowbray Food Festival competition to win a luxury hamper

Guide to Diwali celebrations now available

21 October 2015

A SPECIAL guide to this year's fortnight-long Diwali celebrations is now available.

Leicester unveils bigger, brighter Diwali festival

7 October 2015

Leicester’s famous Diwali celebrations are set to be bigger and brighter than ever thanks to the introduction of a new two-week Diwali Leicester festival.

Numbers are up for battle re-enactment

24 August 2015

More than 4,500 people attended last weekend's Bosworth battle re-enactment event - the first one held since the reinterment of King Richard III earlier this year.

Enjoy tales from the wagon trains of the WIld West at the National Forest Wood Fair

7 July 2015

Expect some riveting tales from the wagon trains of the Wild West when wheelwright Phill Gregson returns to give a masterclass at the National Forest Wood Fair, on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August

Biggest festival ever

1 June 2015

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2015 was the biggest and best since the festival was launched back in 1994

50th exhibitor signs up to UK's largest cheese fair

23 April 2015

Caws Rhyd y Delyn from Anglesey to showcase cheese products at Artisan Cheese Fair 2015 from 2-3 May 2015 at Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, Leicestershire