Northampton Town Festival Press Release



About Northampton Town Festival

The Northampton community come from all industries and walks of life, but we have one thing in common… we are the heart of Northampton! The Northampton Town Festival is an event created for the local community and beyond, with the intention of bringing people together and celebrating all that makes our town great!


Whether you are one of our local residents & families, a hard working local trader, a member of a local community group, part of our thriving entertainment scene or live outside of Northampton and are looking to attend an awesome event that exhibits REAL community spirit… this event is not to be missed.


The event is taking place across the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of July on the Racecourse in Northampton.


A bit of history for you…

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!


“The Northampton Town Festival brings our community together whilst combining all that was great about the iconic Old Northampton Town Show and The Balloon Festival in one fun filled weekend for the whole family.” David Bailey Showtime Events Group


What’s On?

  • Local Traders
  • Local Community Groups
  • Hot Air Balloons
  • Giant Funfair
  • Martial Arts Displays
  • Dog Show
  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • Fireworks Display
  • Knights of Nottingham
  • Stunt Monkey
  • Camel Racing
  • Food Stalls and Bars
  • Reptile Show
  • Harley Davidson Club
  • The Territorial Army

And much, much more!



The event is FREE to attend and will take place across 2 large arenas on the Racecourse – a venue large enough to accommodate the large crowds that the festival will attract. There will be an estimated 40,000- 60,000 attending throughout the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of July. If you would like to participate in performing, sponsoring or exhibiting at this event… get in touch via our email address .


Traders can exhibit from as little as £90 for the whole weekend, charities can appear for free and can contact the Show Time Events office for more details. See the website for more information about booking trade space.


The event is being hosted by Showtime Events group and is supported by Northampton Borough Council.


The event Is also sponsored by NS-UK Group, Evans Funfairs, Phipps NBC, Big J’s Funfair Attractions, Inspiration FM, DP Marketing Communications and Your Print.



For more information about the event, images, or if you would like to publish an article about this council supported event please get in touch with the relevant person below.


Press Contact – Images & Press Information

Daniella Paolozzi

DP Marketing Communications



Festival Enquiries & Interviews

David Bailey

Showtime Events Group