May 25, 2020 9.53 am This story is over 49 months old

Lincolnshire Show to make virtual comeback this year

There’s a first for everything

By Local Democracy Reporter

Organisers of the annual Lincolnshire Show have announced that this year’s show will be broadcast online.

The show had originally been cancelled due to Coronavirus on March 23 but will now be on a virtual platform to ensure it can still go ahead.

It will take place on June 24, the same date the event was originally planned for, and it will feature the same well-recognised features and attractions.

The show has been running for 135 years, welcoming over 60,000 visitors every single year, and only being cancelled during both world wars and most recently, foot and mouth outbreak in 2001.

This is an unprecedented move for the show, it will be the first time it will ever be shown virtually in the show’s history.

Jayne Southall, CEO of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, said: “Although we were absolutely devastated to cancel the traditional Lincolnshire Show this year, we are so excited to launch the Lincolnshire Show Online and venture into the virtual world.

“We have been busy behind the scenes planning for a while now, and we can’t wait to reveal more over the coming weeks.”

More details will be released soon on the Lincolnshire Show Online website.