Events in Melton Mowbray 2014


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National Sheep Association (NSA) Winter Fair


Live Demonstrations, competitions and workshops

Date: Friday 31st January 2014





Melton Mowbray Frost Fair

Family fun and entertainment in Melton Market Place during the Leicestershire half term break. Children's rides, Jack Frost, Ice Queen, Dancing Snowmen, Husky Dogs and Frost Fayre Market.
Date: Thursday 20th & Friday 21st February 2014
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Melton Mowbray Town Centre
Contact: Town Centre Managers, Melton Borough Council
Tel: 01664 502335 Mobile: 07717 866251 / 07919 330849
Email: towncentremanagers@melton.gov.uk
To Book at STALL at the Melton Frost Fair, please contact the Town Centre Managers




Traditional Rare Breeds Show (Poultry)


Showcasing a complete range of pure bred poultry from traditional to rare breeds. Sale and awards.

Date: Saturday 12th April 2014

Time: 9.30am onwards

Venue: Melton Cattle Market, Scalford Road

Tel: 01664 562971

Email: poultry@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk


 rare breeds



Easter Fun Fair


All the fun of the fair over the Easter half term break

Date: Sunday 13th April onwards

Time: 11.30am onwards

Venue: Melton Play Close

Contact: Melton Mowbray Town Estate

Tel: 01664 564559

Email: enquiries@meltonmowbraytownestate.co.uk

fun fair

St Georges Day Service & Parade


Parade at 12.15pm from Thorpe End in Melton Town Centre. Service at 1.00pm in St Mary's Church.

Date: Sunday 27th April 2014

Time: 12.15pm Parade / 1.00pm Service

Venue: Melton Town Centre & St Mary's Church

Contact: Sarah Jane O'Connor, Melton Scouts

Tel: 07513 953844

Email: meltonscouts@gmail.com



st georges day


Rutland - Melton International CiCle Classic Race


Race starts in Oakham at 11.00am with the finish line on Sherrard Street in Melton Town Centre.

Date: Sunday 27th April 2014

Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Melton Town Centre

Contact: Colin Clews.

Tel: 01572 787726

Email: colin.i.clews@btinternet.com





The British Pie Awards


The pie is one of the icons of the British cuisine. Savoury or sweet, the British eat millions of them every year. These Awards are a national celebration of British pies in all their varieties. Hosted in the magnificent St Mary's Church. Winners announced at 4.30pm.


Date: Wednesday 30th April 2014 

Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: St Mary's Church. Melton Town Centre

Contact: Emma Sparks

Tel: 07943 535790

Email: emma.sparks@mmppa.co.uk


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pie awards



Artisan Cheese Fair


With an estimated 50 cheese makers from across the British isles (200+ cheeses) this is likely to be the UK's largest cheese fair in the UK. Taste & buy the country's finest cheese along with complimentary local produce such as award winning pies, wines, breads, pickles and locally brewed ales.

Date: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th May 2014

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Exhibition Halls, Cattle Market

Contact: Matthew O Callaghan

Tel: 01664 565419

Email: matthewocall@gmail.com



Melton Show & Festival


Melton Show & Festival is a two day show held in the beautiful Egerton park. An exciting program of live entertainment, thrills and spills and super attractions all geared to real family enjoyment

Date: Sunday 25th and Monday 26th May 2014

Time: 10.00am til 6.00pm

Venue: Egerton Park

Contact: William Wood






Graze the Vale - A Celebration of the Vale of Belvoir


Local food and produce, crafts and gifts, music, fun dog show, cookery demonstrations, cook book exchange, car boot sale, children's fair and much more...

Date: Monday 26th May 2014 

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: vale House, Belvoir & surrounding Fields

Admission: FREE

Contact: Lara

Tel: 01476 879365

Email: lara@grazethevale.com

Website: www.grazethevale.com


MDTG Horse Driving Event at Belvoir Castle


For the first time Belvoir castle will be hosting the MDTG as a competition venue for their 2 day trails and one day event over a marathon course of 12k through wookland track and field margins on the Belvoir Estate.

Date: Saturday 31st may to Sunday 1st June 2014

Time: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Venue: Belvoir Castle.

Contact: MDTG

Tel: 01630 661314

Website: www.mdtg.co.uk




Cheese fair



Bonfire Spectacular


Bonfire Night in Melton Town Centre

Date: Friday 31st October

Time: 6.00pm onwards

Venue: Play Close Park, Melton Mowbray.

Admission: TBC.

Contact: Andrew Cooper

Tel: 01664 566953

Email: enquiries@meltonmowbraytownestate.co.uk





Twinlakes Bonfire Spectacular


Prepare to be amazed as animated robotic lasers light up the sky with the biggest firework display in the East Midlands. Flaming torches light the 80ft themed bonfire. Stalls and games, live music, exciting entertainers - there’s something for the whole family… we are sure we will keep you entertained as you tuck into the tasty BBQ food. All day entertainment including 70 Acres of theme park, hundreds of animals and birds and over 125,000 sq ft indoors!

Date: Saturday 8th November 2014

Time: Open 10.00am to 9.00pm. Bonfire lit at 6.00pm. Fireworks at 7.15pm

Venue: Twinlakes Family Theme Park, Melton Mowbray.

Admission: This is a pre-book event.

Contact: Sandy

Tel: 01664 567777

Email: sandy@twinlakespark.co.uk


twinlakes fire works



Christmas Lights Switch On & Christmas Market


Entertainment starts at 10.00am with live local performances from schools, choirs, bands and local artists. Santa's Grotto from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, Christmas market, street entertainment, quality local produce, late night shopping and a firework spectacular. Actual switch on at 6.45pm - celebrity to be announced.

Date: Friday 5th December 2014

Time: 10.00 to 8.00pm. Switch On at 6.45pm. Santa Grotto at 4.00pm onwards

Venue: Melton Mowbray Town Centre

Contact: Town Centre Managers, Melton Borough Council

Tel: 01664 502335 / 07717 866251 / 07919 330849

Email: lbrown@melton.gov.uk / score@melton.gov.uk

light switch on

Christmas Tree Festival


Largest Christmas tree festival in the country with over 220 organisations taking part and ober 450 magical trees. Close to all the town's parking. refreshments served in St Mary's Church for the whole period of the festival. Groups Welcome.

Dates: Friday 5th December to Tuesday 9th December 2014 

Times: 9.00am to 9.00pm (Friday) - Official switch on of lights

           9.00am to 5.00pm (Saturday) - Carol service at 5.00pm

           9.00am to 5.30pm (Sunday) - Songs of Praise at 6.30pm

           9.00am to 9.00pm (Monday) - Mulled wine & mince pies

           9.00am to 4.00pm (Tuesday)

Venue: St mary's Church, Melton Mowbray

Admission: £2.00 Adults, Under 12's Free

Contact: Ian Neal

Tel: 01664 565798

Email: ianneal@talktalk.net

christmas tree festival

Festival of Cribs - TBC


This important community event marks the beginning of advent.

An interesting display of over 60 Nativity scenes made from amny different materials from countries around the world. Songs of Praise on Sunday 1st December at 4.00pm. Refreshments available. Groups Welcome.

Dates: Saturday 6th December to Tuesday 9th December 2014

Times: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Sage Cross Methodist Church & Community Centre

Admission: £2.00 Adults, Under 12's Free

Contact: Anne Yates

Tel: 01664 851633

Email: annemyates@ntlworld.com

festival of cribs

Victorian Christmas Fayre


Thousands of people from across the country desend on melton every year to enjoy a slice of Dickensian Britain.

Every stall holder is in Victorian dress whilst street urchins, stilt walkers, Punch & Judy, brass bands and many more entertain the crowds. Full festive market including gifts, crafts and fine local produce. Groups Welcome.

Date: Sunday 7th December 2014

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Melton Town Centre

Contact: Ruth Wakeling

Tel: 01664 822114

Email: info@bisons.org.uk


victorian christmas fayre

The Christmas Fat Stock Show & Sale


Date: Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Venue: Cattle Market, Scalford Road

Time: 10.00am onwards

Contact: Tim Webster

Tel: 01664 464177

Email: tw@meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk


christmas fat stock show

Melton Santa Run


Santa fun run around Melton Country Park. Santa outfits allocated at

registration. Refreshments available in the Country Park Visitor Centre.

Date: Sunday 14th December 2014

Venue: Melton Country Park

Time: Registration at 9.30am / Run at 11.00am

Contact: Julia Hinde

Tel: 01664 482480

Email: julia.hinde@hotmail.com


santa run



Blokes Shopping Day & Christmas Classic Car Meet


Christmas Market and Sunday shops opening for the last shopping Sunday before Christmas.

Last chance for those Christmas gifts. FREE gift wrapping service and FREE pint vouchers courtesy of the 'Melton Elves' for any purchase made in Melton shops.

Classic & vintage cars, live entertainment from 103 The Eye, street entertainment and Christmas Market.

Date: Sunday 21st December 2014

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Melton Town Centre (Gift wrapping & vouchers from the MBC Stall in the Market Place)

Contact: Town Centre Managers, Melton Borough Council

Tel: 01664 502335 / 07717 866251 / 07919 330849

Email: lbrown@melton.gov.uk / score@melton.gov.uk



TO BOOK A STALL at this event please contact the Town Centre Managers

French Market

Christmas Eve Market


Full Street market in Melton Town centre on Christmas Eve. Last chance to get quality local produce for the festive period.

Date: Wednesday 24th December 2014

Time: 8.00am to 2.00pm

Venue: Melton Town Centre

Contact: Andrew Cooper, melton Mowbray Town Estate

Tel: 01664 564559

Email: enquiries@meltonmowbraytownestate.co.uk


melton christmas market



Annual Quorn Hunt Meet 


Date: Thursday1st January 2015                                                                                 

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

Venue: Melton Play Close

Contact: Andrew Cooper, Melton Mowbray Town Estate

Tel: 01664 564559

Email: emquiries@meltonmowbraytownestate.co.uk


belvoir Hunt