The ultimate guide to the 2016 Lincolnshire Show

The 132nd Lincolnshire Show is right around the corner, ready to begin on Wednesday, June 22. With a variety of entertainment, food, shopping and music, this year’s family show looks to be the best yet.

To help you make the most of the two-day Lincolnshire Show we’ve created this handy guide.

We will also be at the show reporting and live blogging using  , so be sure to say hello if you spot us!


What to expect

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Featuring a variety of displays ranging from dancing diggers to Shetland pony racing, this year’s event is set to be a great family outing.

Over 600 traders, food demonstrations and stands, floral art competitions and a new aviation zone are also set to grace the show.


Find your way around

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Events and Performances

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

This years show is set to feature a plethora of demonstrations spanning the two day event.

Wednesday

The Main Ring

  • 8:20 AM – Scurry Driving Association
  • 9:25 AM – The Riseholme College A4 Open Show Jumping
  • 10:30 AM – Private Driving & Concours D’Elegance
  • 11:55 AM – The Riseholme College Midday Stakes Show Jumping
  • 1:00 PM – Broke FMX
  • 1:30 PM – Parade of Hounds
  • 2:00 PM – The Dancing Diggers
  • 3:15 PM – The Saul Fairholm Grand Parade of Livestock
  • 3:45 PM – The Riseholme College Heavy Horse Turnout – Pairs
  • 4:00 PM – Broke FMX
  • 4:30 PM – The Brown Butlin Parade & Judging of YFC Trailers
  • 5:10 PM – The Riseholme College Six Bar Competition

Countryside Ring

  • 10:00 AM – Brigg Mutely Crew Flyball Team
  • 10:30 AM – Chainsaw Sculptures
  • 11:00 AM – Lives Demonstration
  • 11:30AM – Dog and Duck Show
  • 12:00 PM – Leicester Tigers
  • 12:30 PM – Derek Tindall Falconry
  • 1:00 PM – Savage Skills
  • 1:30 PM – United Retrievers
  • 2:00 PM – Chainsaw Sculptures
  • 2:30 PM – Dog and Duck Show
  • 2:00 PM – Derek Tindall Falconry
  • 3:30 PM – Savage Skills
  • 4:00 PM – United Retrievers

Food Glorious Food

  • 10:00 AM – Marcus Wilkinson, Lincoln Minster School
  • 10:50 AM – Steve Bennett, The Lincolnshire Chef
  • 11:40 AM – Rachel Green
  • 12:30 PM – Simon Walker & Colm Gummoe, The Tower Hotel
  • 1:20 PM – Jane Tomlinson, Redhill Farm Free Range Pork
  • 2:10 PM – Steven Bennet, The Lincolnshire Chef
  • 3:00 PM – Pete Welbourne & Jack Reeves, Uncle Henry’s
  • 4:10 PM – Toby Hope, Hope Wines

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Thursday

The Main Ring

  • 8:15 AM – Scurry Driving Association
  • 8:55 AM – The Riseholme College Accumulator
  • 10:00 AM – Scurry Driving Association
  • 10:45 AM – The Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Concert Band
  • 10:55 AM – The Riseholme College Grand Prix
  • 12:15 PM – The Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Concert Band
  • 12:30 PM – The Shetland Pony Grand National
  • 1:00 PM – The Riseholme College Heavy Horse Single Turnouts – Trade and Agricultural.
  • 1:30 PM – Broke FMX
  • 2:00 PM – Parade of Hounds
  • 2:30 PM – The Dancing Diggers
  • 3:00 PM – The Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Concert Band
  • 3:15 PM – The Riseholme College Two Wheeled Carts
  • 3:45 PM – The Saul Fairholm Grand Parade of Livestock & Horses
  • 4:15 PM – Shetland Pony Grand National
  • 4:45 PM – Broke FMX
  • 5:15 PM – The Brown Butlin Parade of YFC Trailers
  • 5:45 PM – Closing Ceremony With The Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Concert Band

Countryside Ring

  • 10:00 AM – Brigg Mutely Crew Flyball Team
  • 10:30 AM – Chainsaw Sculptures
  • 11:00 AM – Lives Demonstration
  • 12:00 PM – Leicester Tigers
  • 12:00 PM – Cuerden Falconry
  • 12:30 PM – Derek Tindall Falconry
  • 1:00 PM – Savage Skills
  • 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 – Savage Skills
  • 4:00 PM – United Retrievers

Food Glorious Food

  • 10:00 AM – Rachel Green
  • 10:50 AM – Pete Welbourne & Jack Reeves, Uncle Henry’s
  • 12:00 PM – Ross Davenport, Cote Hill Cheese
  • 12:50 PM – Jane Tomlinson, Redhill Farm Free Range Pork LTD
  • 1:40 PM – Toby Hope, Hope Wines
  • 2:30 PM – Simon Walker & Colm Gumoe, The Tower Hotel
  • 3:20 PM – Ross Davenport, Cote Hill Cheese
  • 4:10 PM – Jim Sutcliffe, Meridian Meats

What else is on?

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Shopping

More than 600 traders are set to be at the Lincolnshire Show with traders travelling from as far as Australia.

The traders will be selling everything from clothes, jewellery and shoes to cars, lawnmowers and hot tubs.

Food

Food and drink will be available throughout the day with local chefs also giving demonstrations.

Visitors can stop off for a bacon, sausage and egg sandwich from the hot food court in the morning, or take a break at lunchtime and grab a snack from the vast array of street food.

Be sure to checkout the stalls selling meat and cheeses, jams, chutneys and local ales.

The Floral Art Competition

The show title for 2016 is Cultural Cocktail. Here exhibitors will take part in a variety of competitions during both days of the event at the horticultural area.

Exhibitors in the craft class, ‘Masquerade’, are tasked with making a mask from plant material.

The Aviation Zone

This year sees the introduction of the Aviation Zone, a new area sponsored by Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises. Here visitors can learn about Lincolnshire’s aviation history.

Experts from a number of aviation heritage centres, including the team behind the Intentional Bomber Centre, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and local RAF representatives, will be here to speak to visitors.


How can I get there?

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

On both days Stagecoach Lincolnshire will be running a shuttle service between Lincoln City Bus Station and the Lincolnshire Showground.

The A15 from the A46 Lincoln By-pass to the A631 at Caenby Corner will be closed to all but show traffic.

The A15 between the Riseholme Roundabout on the A46 and the Showground will also be used exclusively for show traffic.

The road will be subject to a one-way traffic system on both days of the show. However, this will be restricted to single file traffic and both lanes will not be used.

Click here to view all transport information and directions.


How do I buy tickets?

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Tickets are available from the Lincolnshire Show website here.

The tickets are available to buy at the advanced price until midnight on Monday, June 20, when prices will switch over to the on-the-gate prices.

Ticket prices on the gate are:

  • Adult (over 22) – £23
  • Child (5-16) – £7
  • Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) – £49
  • Under 5’s – Free