Lincolnshire Showground was abuzz with activity today, as the Lincolnshire Show returned for the first time in two years.

The Lincolnite Podcast host Ronnie went to check it out, and spoke to plenty of visitors and exhibitors, a testament to the variety of businesses that the Lincolnshire Show brings together.

On Ronnie’s podcast you’ll hear from a traditional blacksmith, a sheep judge, and even a police officer!

Listen below to get a feel of the atmosphere from the first day of the returning Lincolnshire Show.

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A charity festival arranged to honour the life of a much-loved drummer gets underway this Thursday.

Geoff Fest will pay tribute to the life of Punch The Monkey drummer Geoff Foster, who tragically passed away in 2021.

Speaking to The Lincolnite Podcast, Punch The Monkey members Chris Barker and Matt Brown discussed how the festival had come to be, and the process in getting a plethora of local bands to take part.

The festival features a stacked line-up of local bands, including Stark, Stolen Fridays, The Detail, Spot On, McCock, and of course, Punch The Monkey themselves.

Within the setlist, Brad Foster, Geoff’s son, will be taking to the drums himself to play a cover of ‘Wipe Out’, a 1963 track by surf-rock legends The Surfaris, alongside his father’s band.

The track holds special significance to both the band and Geoff’s family, originally being an instrumental filler track for the lead singer to take a break at live shows, but ended up being performed at Geoff’s funeral as a surprise to his family, with Brad featuring on drums.

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Geoff Fest is taking place at the North Hykeham Memorial Hall playing field this Thursday from noon til 10pm, and will feature an outdoor bar, food vendors, and of course, a mega line-up of local bands!

The event is free-to-attend, but charity buckets will be placed around the site to raise money for Crohns and Colitis UK, and the NHS Intensive Care unit.

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Three alpacas from the outskirts of Grantham have won rosettes at one of Europe’s biggest alpaca events.

Olympia, Neo, and Apollo, owned and cared for by JandJ Alpacas, walked away with rosettes after coming fifth, fifth, and sixth, respectively, in their classes.

Competition was fierce, with more than 650 alpacas being featured at the National Alpaca Show in Telford.

Speaking to The Lincolnite Podcast, Jess from JandJ explained the alpacas are judged by paddock condition, conformation (the shape of the animal), and quality of wool.

One of the cuties you can meet at JandJ Alpacas!

JandJ Alpacas started in 2005 with just four alpacas, but now has 99 on its 23 acre farm, with fifteen due to give birth before August.

Entry to the Alpaca Centre and Coffee Shop is free, with the option to buy feed, and meet-and-greet experiences.

For more information, visit the JandJ Alpacas website.

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