1st Sunday of Each Month – Vintage Craft Market Melton Mowbray Town Centre – 3 Miles – LE13 0PW
Different stalls and attractions to look at, including a display of classic cars and performances of live music throughout the day. Enjoy food and drink from local producers including jams, fudge, chesses, pork pies, cakes and cookies.
4th – 5th May – Artisan Cheese Fair Melton Mowbray Market – 3 Miles – LE13 0UJ
The UK’s largest cheese fair with around 70 artisan cheese makers from Britain and Ireland and almost 300 cheeses to try and buy. Programme of talks, demonstrations, tastings and entertainment. Other food and drinks, wine, cakes, Beer and hot food are available.
26th – 27th May – Melton Show & Festival Melton Mowbray Town Centre – 3 Miles – LE13 0PW
Established over 30 years ago the Melton Show is the of the longest running and one of the best days out in the East Midlands. The Melton Days Show offers a mixture of great rides and attractions a wide range of trade stands along with a selection of food and drink to keep the whole family happy.
2nd June – The Rutland Country Show Rutland Showground – 11 Miles – LE15 7TW
The Rutland County Show is one of the oldest shows in the country and has a very traditional feel with livestock classes, equine showing, heavy horses, show jumping and main ring entertainment as well as a host of other show attractions.
15th – 16th June – Foxton Locks Festival Foxton Locks – 21 Miles – LE16 7RA
A great day out for all the family set around the famous Foxton Locks. With crafts, Saxons, hands on activities, live music and much, much more! Arena shows, arts and acoustic area, fun rides, exhibits, real ale tent, food village and over 100 craft stalls.
30th June – Paint the Town Red Melton Mowbray Town Centre – 3 Miles – LE13 0PW
A real taste of rural countryside with rural crafts and countryside demos, dog shows & displays, livestock, steam & vintage vehicles, real ale and afternoon teas.
9th – 10th August – Outdoor Cinema Belton House – 22 Miles -NG32 2LS
This August sees the return of the popular summer nights film festival to Belton House. Enjoy a classic film under the stars on Belton’s Oval Lawn with family and friends.
10th August – Firework Championships Belvoir Castle – 15 Miles – NG32 1PE
Love Fireworks? Then the Fireworks Champions will dazzle you this summer! 3 professional teams from all over the UK each will have 10 minutes to present their best fireworks display choreographer to music.
24th – 25th August – Leicestershire County Show Market Harborough – 21 Miles –LE16 7WB
The Leicestershire County Show is a two- day annual event, organised by the Leicestershire Agricultural Society. The show celebrates rural life, with livestock and equine classes plus a wide range of family entertainment.
3rd – 5th September- Victory ShowCosby – 25 Miles – LE91SG
Held over a 100-acre site, the Show provides Historical Societies and re-enactments through various forces from several era’s and theatres during the period of 1939-45. From Airmen to Infantry, the Victory Show opens a window in time to the fabulous 1940’s.
10th – 12th Sept – 1940’s War Time Weekend Great Central Railway – 15 Miles – LE11 1RW
The event will feature period entertainment, displays of military vehicles and visiting dignitaries including Winston Churchill, the King, Queen Elizabeth, Bomber Harris and Monty at stations along the line. At Quorn station there’s singing and dancing across 3 stages, a real ale tent, shopping village, and land army & working farmer equipment displays. There will also be aerial displays, mock battles and live music.
1st – 31st October – Xtreme Scream Park Twinlakes Theme Park – 6 Miles – LE14 4FF
A full evening of fun and fright. Award winning scream park is entertainment you won’t regret with 6 haunted mazes and festival entertainment. Strictly age 14+.
2nd – 3rd October – Food Festival Melton Mowbray Market – 3 Miles – LE13 1JY
Voted as ‘one of the world’s most interesting food festivals in 2018’ by the New York times and UK food fans will get to chance to discover why when the event returns to Melton Mowbray Leicestershire this October! There will be entertainment and activities for children and families as well as the regular Street Food Zone with hot dishes from around the world and for those who like spirits there will be the best of gin, rum, vodka and whisky produced within 100 miles of the venue.
13th & 14th November – Pie Festival Melton Mowbray Market – 3 Miles – LE13 0UJ
Enjoy everything pie related in Melton Mowbray, including sampling, buying, eating and even learning how to make your own pies. A number of the UK’s award-winning pie makers will be at the event selling their pies including past Supreme Champions of the British Pie Awards.
13th & 14th November – Chocolate Festival Melton Mowbray Market – 3 Miles – LE13 1JY
ChocFest is one of the UK’s most popular chocolate festivals and at this year’s event, there will be some of the finest chocolate and associated food and drink products to taste and buy from some of the UK’s best local producers. Workshops will be bookable in advance nearer to the date of the festival.
3rd – 5th December – Christmas Market Melton Mowbray Town Centre – 3 Miles – LE13 0PW
Get into the Christmas spirit with Melton Mowbray’s Christmas Market. Take a walk round to see a fine choice if gifts for your family and friends, crafts and local produce from all around Leicestershire! Live music and entertainment throughout the weekend.
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