Reviving the very best of the Northampton Old Town Show

The Old Town Show started in 1909. It shortly became one of the highlights of the town’s year. It took place every year since then, with the exceptions of the war years up until 2002 when the council merged the show with the Balloon Festival. The Balloon Festival was also a highlight on the Racecourse until 2008.

Whilst there are many other great events on the Racecourse, it was felt by Show Time Events, that there was something missing…

Show Time Events are determined to bring the community together and revive the best of the Old Town Show in all of its glory, whilst bringing back the much loved Balloons to the Racecourse. These two events shape our towns history with many of us sharing fond, colourful memories of the days gone by. Now the next generation can benefit from these wonderful memories too.

Northampton, we bring you…THE NORTHAMPTON TOWN FESTIVAL!

Where Can I Park?

There are car parks available at the event location. These will shown on the event map as soon as it is available

Opening Hours

Main Opening Times



FREE entry to this event


Pets are welcome to come along during the day but must be well behaved and kept on a leash at all times.