Despite heavy rain and flooding in parts of the county, the annual Lincolnshire Show has escaped the disruption, and is ready to welcome thousands through the gates on Wednesday and Thursday.
Avenues of white tents are springing up at the Lincolnshire Showground and hundreds of traders are preparing for one of the biggest events on the county calendar.
Jayne Southall, CEO of the Showground, said: “As you can see set up is well underway and everything is going ahead as planned for the Lincolnshire Show on Wednesday and Thursday. The forecast is looking good and the sun is set to make an appearance.
“One thing that we can promise is a two-day spectacular, with a packed programme of events for all ages.
“Our thoughts are with the residents and businesses of Lincolnshire who have been affected by the adverse weather. We hope that these two days will bring the County together to mark the biggest and best celebration of Lincolnshire to date.”
When is it?
The show takes place at the Lincolnshire Showground on Wednesday, 19 and Thursday, June 20. Doors open at 8am through to 6pm on both days.
What is it?
The Lincolnshire Show celebrates the county’s proud agricultural heritage, businesses, food, farming and the countryside. It attracts more than 60,000 visitors each year and it organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.
The society is a registered charity and is this year celebrating its 150th year.
2019 also marks the 135th Lincolnshire Show and 60 years of the show at the Lincolnshire Showground.
What to expect
Events at this year’s show include the return of the RAF Falcons aerial display team, a Dakota flypast, the Shetland Pony Grand National and performances from the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Band.
Guy Martin’s WWI Tank will be in the Aviation Zone and Lincoln City Club will be launching their new kit and displaying the trophy they were awarded when they were crowned League Two champions this season.
Crowds will be able to take ten in multiple ‘chill out’ areas to enjoy the array of food and drink, as well as get involved with swing dancing and other activities around the Showground.
Foodies will be able to enjoy live cookery demonstrations in The Lincolnshire Kitchen from, among others, top local chef Steven Bennett. And sample plenty of delicious food and drink, including locally distilled gin, homemade fudge and famous Lincolnshire sausages.
The Martin Lewis Money Show’ is set to take a stall at the Show, offering the public the chance to meet the financial guru and ask him their burning financial queries.
New for 2019 is the Lincolnshire Lifestyle Marquee within in the Horticultural Zone, where visitors will be able to shop a wide range of products from independent regional crafters.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, a parade will take place in the Main Ring showcasing agricultural machinery through the ages up to modern day.
Plus, local brewer Ferry Ales Brewery has handcrafted a unique Golden Ale especially for the Lincolnshire Showground.
The Lincolnshire Show has plenty to offer come rain or shine.
Currently, forecasters at the Met Officer have put a yellow weather warning in place for thunderstorms across the whole of Lincolnshire from 6pm on Tuesday to 9pm on Wednesday.
Rain in the Lincoln area is expected to clear up by around 1pm on Wednesday and there will be highs of about 16 degrees celsius.
Thursday morning is expected to begin with sunny spells, but there will be a 40% chance of showers between 10am and 7pm.
On Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20, there will be Road Closure Orders in place on the following roads:
- Riseholme Lane (closed at A15 junction), Riseholme
- A15 (A631 to A46), Caenby Corner/Lincoln
- A1500 (B1398 to A15), Scampton
- Hall Lane (closed at A15 junction), Grange De Lings
- Horncastle Lane, Grange De Lings
On Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20, there will be a 30mph Speed Limit Order in place on:
- A1500 Till Bridge Lane (between Southings Lane, Scampton and A15 roundabout)
Local diversions will be signposted.
Parking is free.
Dogs are welcome to come along provided they are kept on a fixed lead. They are allowed in all areas, excluding the Food Zone, Epic Centre, Discovery Zone, Livestock area and Members area. There is also a dog creche where you can drop off your dog.
Is the Lincolnshire Show suitable for people with mobility issues?
Mobility scooters are available to hire in advance. Bookings can be made by calling 01386 725391 or visiting www.eventmobility.org.uk. And a complimentary land train around the site will also be operating on both days. The Showground has disabled toilet facilities, and for this event, a Mobiloo toilet with an electric hoist and adult sized changing bench.