Lincolnshire

What to expect from the 2017 Lincolnshire Show

The 133rd Lincolnshire Show will begin on Wednesday June 21, with food, entertainment, shopping and music all available for visitors to enjoy.

To help make your visit to the two-day Lincolnshire Show as great as possible, we have gathered all the essential information in this handy guide.

We’ll also be at the show reporting and doing a live feed, so come and say ‘hello’ if you see us. You can also tweet us on the day using the hashtag #LincsShow


What to expect

As usual there is lots to do at the Lincolnshire Show, including 600 shopping stalls, food, drink, and excellent entertainment.

With floral art competitions, show jumping, and Lincoln City FC to be featured at this year’s show, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.


Find your way around

Site map of the Lincolnshire Show ground (Click or tap to expand)


Events and performances

Wednesday

Main Ring

  • 8:00 AM – The Lincolnshire Show A4 Open Show Jumping
  • 9:45 AM – Private Driving & Concours D’Elegance
  • 10:45 AM – Scurry Driving Association
  • 11:25 AM – The Lincolnshire Show Midday Stakes Showjumping
  • 12:45 PM – Scurry Driving Association
  • 1:15 PM – Broke FMX
  • 1:45 PM – Parade of Hounds
  • 2:15 PM – Man & Machine in Motion
  • 2:45 PM – The Lincolnshire Show Heavy Horse Turnout – Pairs
  • 3:15 PM – The Grand Parade of Livestock and Horses
  • 4:00 PM – The Brown Butlin Parade & Judging of YFC Trailers
  • 4:30 PM – Broke FMX
  • 5:10 PM – The Lincolnshire Show Six Bar Competition

Countryside Ring

  • 8:00 AM – Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association
  • 10:00 AM – Brigg Muttley Crew Flyball Team
  • 10:30 AM – Chainsaw Sculptures
  • 11:00 AM – LIVES Demonstration
  • 11:30 AM – Mini Parade of Hounds
  • 12:00 PM – Leicester Tigers
  • 12:30 PM – Derek Tindall Falconry
  • 1:00 PM – Pedal Power vs Parkour​
  • 1:30 PM – United Retrievers
  • 2:00 PM – Chainsaw Sculptures
  • 2:30 PM – Dog and Duck Show
  • 3:00 PM – Derek Tindall Falconry
  • 3:30 PM – Pedal Power vs Parkour
  • 4:00 Pm – United Retrievers

Food, Glorious Food

  • 8:00 AM – The Lincolnshire Chef – pop-up restaurant
  • 9:30 AM – Jane Tomlinson, Redhill Farm Free Range Pork
  • 10:20 AM – Steven Bennett – The Lincolnshire Chef
  • 11:10 AM – Dan Gill, Browns Pie Shop
  • 12:00 PM – Rachel Green
  • 12:50 PM – Jack and Harry Reeves, Uncle Henry’s
  • 1:40 PM – Will Gee, The White Hart Hotel
  • 2:30 PM – Steven Bennett – The Lincolnshire Chef
  • 3:20 PM – Dan Gill, Browns Pie Shop

Thursday

Main Ring

  • 8:10 AM – The Lincolnshire Show Accumulator
  • 9:30 AM – Scurry Driving Association
  • 10:15 AM – The Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Concert Band
  • 10:30 AM – The Lincolnshire Show Grand Prix
  • 11:45 AM – The Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Concert Band
  • 12:00 PM – The Shetland Pony Grand National
  • 12:30 PM – The Heavy Horse Single Turnouts – Trade & Agricultural
  • 1:00 PM – Broke FMX
  • 1:30 PM – Parade of Hounds
  • 2:00 PM – Man & Machine in Motion
  • 2:30 PM – The Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Concert Band
  • 2:45 PM – The Shetland Pony Grand National
  • 3:15 PM – Heavy Horse – Two Wheeled Carts
  • 3:45 PM – The Saul Fairholm Grand Parade of Livestock
  • 4:15 PM – Broke FMX
  • 5:00 PM – The Parade of YFC Trailers
  • 5:45 PM – Closing Ceremony with The Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Concert Band

Countryside Ring

  • 8:00 AM – Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association
  • 10:00 AM – Brigg Muttley Crew Flyball Team
  • 10:30 AM – Chainsaw Sculptures
  • 11:00 AM – LIVES Demonstration
  • 11:30 AM – Mini Parade of Hounds
  • 12:00 PM – Leicester Tigers
  • 12:30 PM – Derek Tindall Falconry
  • 1:00 PM – Pedal Power vs Parkour
  • 1:30 PM – United Retrievers
  • 2:00 PM – Chainsaw Sculptures
  • 2:30 PM – Dog and Duck Show
  • 3:30 PM – Pedal Power vs Parkour
  • 4:00 Pm – United Retrievers

Food, Glorious Food

  • 9:30 AM – Eva Humphries, Nurtritional Therapist
  • 10:20 AM – Jack and Harry Reeves, Uncle Henry’s
  • 11:10 AM – Will Gee, The White Hart Hotel
  • 12:00 PM – Rachel Green
  • 12:50 PM – Ross Davenport, Cote Hill Cheese
  • 1:40 PM – Jane Tomlinson, Redhill Farm Free Range Pork
  • 2:30 Pm – Dan Gill, Browns Pie Shop
  • 4:10 Pm – Ross Davenport, Cote Hill Cheese

What else is on?

Shopping

There will be 600 stalls at the show, with traders travelling from all over the world to sell their products.

Visitors can buy everything from clothing, jewellery, and handbags, to lawnmowers, hot tubs, and cars.

Food

The food is definitely something to check out, with hot food stands selling sausage, bacon, and egg sandwiches, and a vast array of stalls selling delicious street food.

Visitors can also buy ingredients such as meat, cheeses, jams, chutney, and local ales.

The Floral Art Competition

This year, the show’s title is ‘It’s a Wonderful World’. People who take part will showcase their work, based on this theme, in a variety of different competitions.

This can be found in the horticultural area of the Lincolnshire Showground.

The Aviation Zone

This amazing edition of the show returns this year, allowing visitors of all ages to explore real-life cockpits and fuselages.

Experts from a variety of aviation heritage centres will also be there to help people of all ages discover the rich aviation history linked with the county.


How can I get there?

The A15 from the A46 Lincoln bypass to the A631 at Caenby Corner is closed to all but show traffic.

Organisers of the Lincolnshire Show have asked that people consider the route they will take to and from the show, and ask that visitors also consider what time they leave as the show hosts around 12,000 cars. This can unfortunately lead to inevitable queuing on the day.

Stagecoach will also be running a shuttle service between the showground and Lincoln City Bus Station and a regular bus service will be running every 15 minutes. It will leave the Lincoln City bus station at 8:30AM.

More information about travel can be found here.


How can I buy tickets?

Online advance tickets are available to buy until midnight on Sunday, June 18 – after this, tickets will change to on-the-gate prices. You can buy tickets online, here.

Ticket prices on the gate are:

  • Adults (over 16): £24
  • Child (5-16): £7
  • Family (2 Adults and up to 3 Children): £49
  • Children under 5: Free!

Young person (16 – 22) tickets are available, however they are only available in advance.

For everyone who doesn’t want to buy tickets online, many stores around the county sell tickets right up until the Show. You can find the full list on the tickets page.