Activity levels are ramping up in a normally quiet field on the outskirts of the village of Slawston. In just six days our new Blaston Showground will be bustling as a stream of trailers containing horses, cattle and sheep are driven in, prized animals unloaded and the important task of grooming completed ahead of the judging.
The show attracts up to 5,000 exhibitors and spectators from across the region. An wide range of livestock will be on display, sheep shearing remains in the schedule, and the Young Farmers will be vying for success in the fence erecting, stock judging and junior tug of war competitions. Meanwhile horses and ponies will come in front of the judges, as will around 100 dogs of all shapes and sizes, both Kennel Club registered and Heinz 57 varieties. Entries for these classes can be made on the day, cash only payment.
A stunning array of highly polished classic cars and tractors is expected, contrasting with the huge modern ‘cutting edge’ farm machinery also on display. The range of vehicles is mind-boggling, and the owners only too happy to chat about their cherished machines.
Terrier racing, bale rolling and tug-of-war competitions are serious crowd pleasers, whilst adding to the mix will be hound parades, laser clay shooting and performances by The Rockets Childrens Motorcycle Display Team. Throw in the Blaston Hound Show, children’s entertainment and diverse shopping outlets, not to mention a wide range of food and drink stands selling everything from burgers to beer, pizza to pies, plus a choice of fresh ice cream vans, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Tickets can be bought on the gate, which opens at 8am. Entrance to the Show costs from £5 for 13-16 year olds (12 and under are free) to £12.50 for over 16s. A significant proportion of money raised on the day will be given to local charities. For 2022 the primary beneficiaries are The Air Ambulance Service and Home Start South Leicestershire.
Where: Blaston Showground, Langton Road, Slawston, Market Harborough LE16 7FA
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When: Sunday 26th June 2022.