June 21, 2010 2.29 pm This story is over 165 months old

Lincolnshire Show: What to look out for

Show supreme: As the Lincolnshire Show draws closer, we pick out the best things to look out for.

The 126th Lincolnshire show is back this week (June 23rd and 24th), and promises to be the big and family entertaining event it always has been. Here are just a few of the ringside highlights to watch out for over the two days.

The Black Knight will be wandering around the show, on the lookout for someone to challenge to a joust in the Countryside Ring on both days. Bound to be hilarious to watch even if you are not taking part.

On Wednesday and Thursday, there will be pig racing events throughout the day. The name says it all, and watching the curly tailed creatures run around like little horses will keep all ages laughing. If you want to see that, head to the Countryside Ring.

On Thursday, stick around for the Grand Parade. It’s a chance to see all the different types of livestock (cattle, sheep, pigs) that visited the show, and the best of all the different breeds. Great to see for an animal enthusiast. You can find them in the Main Ring (Clydesdale Bank) at 3pm.

For those into machinery, there will also be a machinery display, where old and new harvesting engines, tractors and more will drive around Main Ring (Clydesdale Bank) at 2.45pm on Thursday.

You can’t go to a show without show jumping. Throughout both days in the Main Ring (Clydesdale Bank), BBC Lincolnshire Ring, Ancaster Ring and Lindsey Ring will host various show jumping competitions from children and adults, Shetland ponies to working hunter horses, at all kinds of heights.

At 3.30pm on Thursday Lincolnshire Police will be visiting with their police dogs, doing a demonstration of the sort of things the dogs have to learn to be part of the force. From sniffing things out to taking a criminal down, this will be an astounding performance.

These of course are just a small handful of the events throughout the seven arenas at the Lincolnshire Show. There will also be hundreds of stalls, from craft to speciality foods, and activities to take part in.

Tickets are only available on the door, and include parking. Tickets cost £16.20 for adults, £14.40 for seniors, £4.50 for children aged 5-16, and families (two adults, three children) can get a ticket bundle for £35.10. Opening times are 8am to 6pm.

Photo: R. Brothwell