June 17, 2014 3.02 pm This story is over 90 months old

Final preparations for the 130th Lincolnshire Show

Show preview: Work is underway to get the Lincolnshire Show ready for June 18 and 19.

The Lincolnshire Showground is putting the final touches in place for the 130th Lincolnshire Show.

The annual country show, held this year on June 18 to 19, will feature the county’s finest in agriculture and food, plus plenty of activities, events and stalls to browse.

So far, over 600 stalls have confirmed their attendance to the show, but organisers are still accepting businesses wanting to be part of the show.

Stands include shopping for gifts and clothing, treats for your pets, useful items for you garden, products for the home and plenty of foods to taste and buy for your own kitchen.

The food court will feature a range of tasty, local produce for visitors to try out, from hog roasts to noodles, and demonstrations in bread making, butchery and even cocktail making.

Plenty of displays will be happening in the six rings and livestock area which showcases some of the finest in cattle, sheep and pigs.

In the main Clydesdale Ring, the highlight of the year will be a display from the RAF Falcons, who will parachute into the ring, and Broke FMX, the motorbike stunt team.

For children, the Woldmarsh Discovery Zone will offer circus workshops, science experiments, a fairground plus musical and arts entertainment, in addition to the school’s challenge area, where 45 county schools compete in a number of challenges.

A number of top favourites are back too, such as Jive Pony, police dog demonstrations, ferret display and chainsaw sculptures.

Jayne Southall, CEO of the Lincolnshire Showground, said: “It’s a great two-day event, there’s lots to see and lots to do, and this year the weather is on our side!

“There’s lots to see this year, such as the RAF Falcons parachuting into the main ring, and lots of favourites like the sheep show, plus lots of livestock, equine, show jumping and so on.

“We’re doing a lot of different demonstrations this year, from Uncle Henry’s to the hotel in Lincoln Castle doing a cooking demonstration.

“We use visitor feedback and look at what other shows are doing to constantly see what we can do to improve and make the show a bit different so people can keep coming back.

“The Lincolnshire Show is a great show, and it’s something local people should be proud of. We’re wanting to promote local businesses as well as local food and everything else. It’s shouting about Lincolnshire, basically!”

This year saw the introduction of online ticket booking too, and pre-sale tickets for the show soared by 30% compared to figures from 2013. Positive ticket figures follow a 12% increase in booked trade stands.

Amelia Highfield, Marketing Manager at Lincolnshire Showground, said: “Following the success of the show last year, we knew this would be an even bigger year, and we weren’t wrong.

“Since the announcement of this year’s show we have noted a substantial increase in tickets sales and trade stand bookings. We continue to see firms returning year on year as well as welcoming record numbers of new exhibitors.

Tickets on the door to the show will cost £22 for adults, £7 for children and family tickets are £47. Doors open at 8am, finishing at 6pm on both days.

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