EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AHEAD OF THE RETURN OF THE 138th LINCOLNSHIRE SHOW 19 Jun
WITH JUNE in full swing, it means one thing for Lincolnshire – the return of the famous Lincolnshire Show. Back for its 138th outing on Wednesday 21 June and Thursday 22 June, the show made a grand splash last year for its return following the pandemic and this year is set to be bigger and better.
The spectacular event will run across two days and boasts new areas such as the Blue Light Zone, which will see members of the emergency services share their experiences in the Countryside Ring. There will also be demonstrations from the National Association of Flower Arrangement Society, providing advice and guidance on what to do with supermarket flowers at The Potting Shed.
Ahead of opening day, Lincolnshire Show organisers have shared their answers to the event’s frequently asked questions, providing visitors with everything they need to know.
When is the Lincolnshire Show?
Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June. Doors will be open from 8am to 6pm on both days.
What is it?
The Lincolnshire Show, which attracts more than 60,000 visitors every year, is organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society - a registered charity that aims to educate the community on food, farming, and the countryside. All profits from the Show go towards supporting educational work, which engages more than 13,000 local school children each year.
Visitors can expect an action-packed two days with fun for all the family. The Show will offer an eclectic mix of horticulture, live music, children’s activities, local food and drink along with magnificent live performances.
What’s new for 2023?
There is a whole range of new fixtures and events this year, including the return of the Shetland Pony Grand National, which will be taking place over two days for the first time this year. Teams of mini professionals - ranging from ages eight to 14 years old – will be saddling up and competing for a range of coveted trophies.
Also new for 2023 will be the Lincolnshire Showground’s first interactive app, provided by Gyder, allowing visitors to view the full exhibitor list and itineraries along with a digital map of each section of the Showground.
This year’s show will also welcome the Britain’s Fittest Farmer competition from Farmer’s Weekly. On the hunt to find the country’s most athletic agriculturist, contestants will go head-to-head in a series of fitness challenges to be crowned the winner, hosted in the Krantz Designs Main Ring.
Where is the Lincolnshire Show?
Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA. To get to the event by car please follow directional signage on your approach to the Showground.
How much are tickets and parking?
Advanced tickets (available until 23:59pm, 19 June)
Under 5 Free
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £55
On the Gate
Under 5 Free
Family ticket (2adults
and up to 3 children) £69
Tickets are available to pre-book (subject to a booking fee) and on the gate.
Parking is free on both days.
How do I get there?
There are many ways to get to the Showground to enjoy all the excitement the Lincolnshire Show has to offer. Onsite parking is free for those driving to the Showground.
For those travelling by public transport, there are multiple routes running. Stagecoach is supporting the Show with special extended bus services from Gainsborough, as well as a return shuttle bus service between Lincoln Railway Station and the Showground on both days.
All details on travel to the Showground can be seen on the website at: https://lincolnshireshow.co.uk...
Can I take my dog?
Dogs are welcome to come along provided they are kept on a fixed lead. They are allowed in all areas excluding the Food Court, Epic Centre and Members’ Zone.
Guests can bring their furry friends to the Jerry Green Fun Dog Show and Kendricks Dog Creche, which is prebooking only, near the Countryside area.
Is the Lincolnshire Show suitable for people with mobility issues?
Mobility scooters are available to hire on site at the Brown or White car parks. Pre-booking is strongly advised and can be done by visiting www.eventmobility.org.uk or by calling 01386 725391.
The Showground has a lot of hard standing and tarmac roads to facilitate access along with accessible toilets for those with mobility issues.
The Showground’s toilets and changing facilities are located in the EXO Centre, opposite the Epic Centre.
Where is lost property?
Lost property can be found at The Rotary Club located next to toilet block four on 10th Avenue.
Are there any baby changing facilities?
Each toilet block across the Showground offers baby changing facilities. The Rotary Club located next to toilet block four also offers a baby feeding area.
What happens if I need help at the Show?
More than 200 stewards will be on hand to help when visiting the event. Keep a look out for those wearing a bowler hat or a steward badge if you require any assistance.
How can I keep hydrated at the Show?
The Lincolnshire Show encourages visitors to bring a reusable water bottle that can be filled up at drinking water taps, which will be located across the Showground. This also helps reduce single use plastic and waste.
To pre-book tickets please visit the Lincolnshire Show website: https://lincolnshireshow.co.uk...
Visitors can download the app on the App Store or Google Play Store.