In less than two weeks time a large field beside a quiet country lane just outside the village of Slawston will be a hive of activity. Cattle, sheep, goats and horses will be emerging from a stream of trailers, grooming kits will be put to use, and nothing will be left un-polished as the 60th Anniversary Blaston Show gets underway.
Competition is always hot at Blaston, where a wonderful display of livestock will be on show. Horses and ponies, from the tiniest Shetland to the mighty Shire, will come in front of the judges, as will dogs of all shapes and sizes, both Kennel Club registered and Heinz 57 varieties.
Equally well-polished will be the numerous classic cars and tractors, contrasting with the huge modern ‘cutting edge’ farm machinery also on display. The range of vehicles is huge.
There are plenty of opportunities to join in at Blaston Show, whether it be in the tug of war or bale rolling, zorbing, archery or terrier racing. With hound parades and a special Anniversary Pageant to watch, over 50 trade stands to shop at and food outlets selling everything from burgers to beer, pizza to pies, plus a choice of fresh ice cream vans, young and old are guaranteed a great day out.
Entrance to the Show costs £15 per car and gates open at 8am. A significant proportion of money raised on the day will be given to local charities, with Leicestershire & Rutland based charity Hope Against Cancer this year’s principal beneficiary.
What: Blaston Show 60th Anniversary
Where: Slawston, between Market Harborough and Uppingham. LE16 7UF
When: Sunday 25th June 2017