Blaston & District Agricultural Society
was founded in 1957 by a group of local people with a keen interest in agriculture and the rural community. The original founders were Bill and Molly Jackson, Dick and Clare Clarke and Joyce Noble.
The first ever Blaston Show was held in the same year and has been an annual event ever since, only having to be cancelled four times in its history; in twice due to Foot and Mouth disease and twice for Covid 19. 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:
Nick Bairstow and Anthony Walters
Honorary Membership Secretary:
Ireland & Co
10 Station Street