The ultimate 2018 Lincolnshire Show guide

Over 60,000 people are expected to attend the 134th Lincolnshire Show later this month with a special Royal Air Force theme to commemorate the organisation’s centenary..

RAF Falcons will make a special appearance on both days at the event, which will take place at Lincolnshire Showground in Grange-de-Lings on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21.

Doors open between 8am and 6pm.

To help make your visit to the two-day Lincolnshire Show a great experience, The Lincolnite has gathered all the essential information in this handy guide.


What to expect

The Red Arrows perform above the Lincolnshire Show. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Families will be able to experience exciting RAF fly pasts from a Dakota, Spitfire and the Red Arrows.

As well as the RAF celebrations, this year’s show will also celebrate 100 years since the end of World War I, which forms an important part of Lincolnshire’s rich history.

There will be entertainment, activities and displays to enjoy relating to the theme.

There will be beautiful floral displays from the flower show, while local delicacies and live cookery demonstrations from top local chefs and producer will be in The Lincolnshire Kitchen.

The hot food court includes a bacon, sausage and egg sandwich, while there will also be a vast array of street food on offer, as well as a variety of meats, cheeses, James, chutneys and local ales including Ferry Ales Brewery’s special Bastian Ale.

The Showground has plenty of changing facilities and both HomeStart Lincolnshire and the Rotary offer breastfeeding areas.


Find your way around

Site map of the Lincolnshire Show ground. Photo: Lincolnshire Show


Events and performances

RAF Falcons at the Lincolnshire Show. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Highlights across the two days include horse shows, Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue’s concert band, a BMX show, Leicester Tigers mascot Welford and the rest of the club’s roadshow team, the RAF Falcons display and more.

There will also be an exclusive boutique style shopping area and 600 trade stands offering a wide variety of items for shoppers to buy.

There will be fun activities in the Discovery Zone for children, including a Laser Qube which is new for 2018, an inflatable football goal and adventure climbing.

For more information on what’s on at the Lincolnshire Show click here.


Travel and how to get there

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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 follow advice given by Traffic Marshalls, Police Officers and Society Stewards.

Routes to the show will be signposted.

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 in both directions. It will leave the Lincoln City bus station at 8:30am.

Mobility scooters are available to hire in advance and bookings can be made by calling 01386 725391 or clicking here.

A complimentary land train around the site will also be operating on both days.

For more information about travel click here.


How can I buy tickets?

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

You can buy tickets online here.

Ticket prices are:

  • Adults (over 16) – advanced tickets are priced at £20 with on the gate tickets £24
  • Child (5-16) – advance tickets are priced at £6, with on the gate tickets £7
  • Family (2 adults and up to three children) – advanced tickets are priced at £42 with on the gate tickets £49
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Young person (17-22) – only available in advance priced at £17

Advance tickets sales will close at midnight on Sunday, June 17.

For more information click here.

Parking is free.


Accommodation


With a great selection of hotels, bed and breakfasts and self-catering accommodation and camping sites nearby there is plenty of accommodation for visitors to choose from.

For more information click here.


Can I take my dog to the show?

Lincolnshire Show 2013 Dog Show. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Dogs are welcome at the Lincolnshire Show provided they are kept on a fixed lead.

They are allowed in all areas, excluding the Food Zone, Epic Centre and Discovery Zone.

There is also a dog crèche where you can drop off your dog if needed.