Food and gift fair kicks off Lincoln Christmas events

Christmas is looming, so many got into the festive spirit at Lincolnshire’s Festive Food and Gift Fair this weekend.

The two-day event at Lincolnshire Showground on Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2 is one of the biggest food festivals in the county, with 150 exhibitor stands.

Over 8,000 people attended the event, which is now in its 18th year.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Visitors were treated to a festive feast in the Lincolnshire Kitchen, with top chefs and producers sharing their tips and recipes, including demonstrations.

In addition to the county’s finest foods and unique gifts, there were also free activities for children in Santa’s Workshop including storytelling, hands-on-crafts and baking activities.

Children had the chance to make their very own reindeer food to take home for Christmas Eve.

Families and children listened to an extract from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, read by the stars of the New Theatre Royal Lincoln’s Christmas Pantomime.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite