News and Events - Countryside Show

Wednesday 20 July 2016

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An action-packed event showcasing what the Leicestershire countryside has to offer is being held at one of the county’s iconic country parks. Beacon Hill Country Park, in Loughborough, will host Leicestershire County Council’s Countryside Show on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August. Including heavy horse, lumberjack, sheepdog and bird-of-prey demonstrations alongside, art, photography and music, the show has been designed for all ages.

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Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for country parks, said: “Beacon Hill is the gateway to the National Forest so is the perfect setting for our countryside show. "Through the event we’re building on the success of the Wood Fair, providing a family-friendly event for people of all ages to enjoy the delights of the countryside." The event will run from 9am to 5pm, with tickets available to buy in advance or on the gate. Mountain bike displays and chainsaw carving demonstrations will be held across the day, with an auction finale for visitors to bid on some of the exhibitors’ show-stopping creations. Delicious Local food and drink will also be on sale. Around 100 exhibitors will also be there with demonstrations and products, while a craft marquee will be filled with handmade items to browse and buy. Early birds tickets with a 20 per cent saving are available online until midday on 26 August. These tickets are £8 for adults and £4.80 for concessions. Ticket prices include show entry, car parking and event programme.

DETAILS:

When: Monday, 29 August

Where: Beacon Hill Country Park, Loughborough

Web: www.leicscountryparks.org.uk

(PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL)