Giant sandpits event set to be a classic

Published Thursday 6 April 2017

This year’s annual Harborough by the Sea family event is set to be a classic.

Vintage is the theme for the 2017 event - as the clock turns back to the 50s and 60s – with live bands on The Square playing classic rock ‘n’ roll and sixties hits, along with the traditional giant sand pits and deckchairs, plus a host of other activities and entertainment.

And keeping with the theme, for the very first time Harborough by the Sea will also host a classic car show in the town on the Sunday – with retro vehicles displayed on the streets, all vying for the best in show award.

Anyone with a classic car is invited to display their prized vehicle as part of the show. It is free to exhibit vehicles but these must be registered on the Harborough by the Sea website before 14 July. The only stipulation is that the vehicle – whether car, motorbike, scooter, van or other classic vehicle – ideally pre-dates 1990.

The event, organised by Harborough District Council, will take place in Market Harborough from Friday 28 to Monday 31 July 2017, with support from a number of sponsors – including Jeakins Weir which will deliver and assemble the sandpits.

Supermarket Tesco will sponsoring the Best In Show award for the Classic Car Show, as well as giving away free ice lollies and fruit during the event.

There are also some opportunities available for traders to apply to run food and retail pitches during the event.

Register your classic vehicle, apply for a retail pitch and find out more about Harborough by the Sea 2017 at