Witton Park to host prestigious Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show

Published Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 15:00

One of the biggest events in the countryside calendar is coming to Blackburn this weekend.

The Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show is bringing the three-day celebration of the county’s fantastic countryside to Witton Park between August 12 and 14.

Organised by the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society, which was founded in 1767, the event is the oldest show of its kind in the country. A ‘taster event’ of the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show was held at Witton Park in 2012. The show was held at Witton Park when the state was owned by the Fielden family, the last occasion being in 1915.

Visitors will also be able to see some of the new developments at the 480 acre Witton Park, including the £3m investment in the New Witton Park Arena, athletics track , play areas and cycle centre.

Councillor Damian Talbot, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Young People, said:

It’s fantastic that such a large show is returning to the borough and at Witton Park, which is such a great venue. This is a really family-friendly event and should be an entertaining day out for all visitors, there should be something for everybody. I am looking forward to it.

For more information go to the RLAS facebook page for a flavour of what is going to be on:


Photo: Councillor Damian Talbot celebrates the good news with representatives from the Council, the Royal Lancashire Show and children from Cherry Tree Nursery.


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