The first ever Blaston Show was held in the same year and has been an annual event ever since, only having to be cancelled twice in its history; in both instances due to Foot and Mouth disease. The Show originally started as a small gymkhana competition and later incorporated donkeys. As the show grew and became more popular, show classes of horses and ponies, sheep, goats, cattle and dogs developed.
The Show has always been held in the vicinity of Blaston village and has been run from just six sites in its 60 year lifespan. It has been held at the current site on Hallaton Road, Slawston since 1997.
The management team have ambitious plans to build on the Show’s successes and its unique positioning in the summer show calendar.
The Society was incorporated as a limited company in 2009 as Blaston and District Agricultural Show Society Ltd.
The Society was formally registered as a Charity in 2010.
Registered Company: 06796428 | Charity No: 1135686 | Registered Office: 10 Station Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester LE8 0LN
Directors & Trustees:
Society & Show Secretary:
Honorary Membership Secretary:
Ireland & Co
10 Station Street
Heads of Show Sections
Show Director: William Young
Head of Main Ring: Brett Marshall
Media & Marketing: Hilary Manners Marketing
Sponsorship & Advertising: William Young
Membership Secretary: Lucy Lee-Tirrell
Trade Stands: Trisha Clarke
Horse & Pony: Duncan Maxwell
Sheep: John Dixon
Sheep Shearing: Gill Burbidge
Cattle: Andrew Fyfe
Dogs: Chrystopher Wharmby-Thorpe
Modern Farming & Livestock Area: Tom Stops
Classic & Vintage Car Run: Trevor Stocks
Vintage Tractors: Malcolm Palmer
Gates: Ann Palmer
Society & Show Secretary: Janette Stocks
2 Digby Close, Tilton on the Hill, Leics LE7 9LL