The Country Fair was first held in August 1996, and was organised as the Main fundraising event for the 1st Ibstock Scout Group. 24 years on, we are still looking to raise funds for our local Scout Group, but have also over this period raised many thousands of pounds for many other local charities along the way, L.O.R.O.S, County Air Ambulance, Rainbows Children’s Hospice, and Cancer Research UK being just a few that have benefited over the years.
The Country Fair is organised and run by a small group of volunteers, who give of their time and skills totally voluntary, but who have worked tirelessly over the years to make the Ibstock Country Fair the Event that we have today. Our Event is the one that people want to attend, for they like the informality, the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the rich blend of country sports, pursuits and lifestyles that we aim to promote.
The first Country Fair was held in the village of Ibstock August 1996, the show gradually grew year on year. In 2006 we moved to Cattows Farm, Heather in Leicestershire. This enabled us to add to our already full list of attractions.
In 2011 we moved "back home" to Ibstock. Attendance figures continue to increase, with a target of 10,000 visitors. So come along and see for yourself what a great value for money, family day out we have to offer.
Assistant Show Organiser