‘Roaring success’: Over 60k people attend Lincolnshire Show 2018

More than 60,000 visitors flew through the gates at the Lincolnshire Showground this week, for one of the busiest show years to date.

Advanced ticket sales for the show, which took place on June 20 and 21 at Lincolnshire Showground, were up compared to the previous year at every stage and this theme continued on the gate with the Showground team reporting an increase in footfall.

The show, which is organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, included an aviation zone to mark the RAF100, and also saw flypast from a Dakota, Spitfire and the RAF Red Arrows.

Key entertainment highlights included a stunning parachute display from the RAF Falcons, as well as a series of flyovers and a dazzling Red Arrows display, a fantastic united retrievers dog show and the grand parade of livestock, where visitors viewed the Show’s award-winning sheep, cattle and horses in the Main Ring.

Lincolnshire Show in facts and figures:

  • Visitors over the two days – 60,000
  • Students attended – 6,000
  • Youngest visitor – Fabian, just 4 days old
  • Eldest visitor – Hedley Needler, 100 years old
  • Trade stands – 600
  • Money spent in the county in conjunction with visiting the
  • Lincolnshire Show (in 2017) – £3.5 million
  • Equine class entries – 1,300
  • Sheep – Over 530
  • Cows – Over 200
  • Ice creams sold – 20,832
  • Average visitor spend on food & gifts – £71
  • Veterans in attendance – 2 Bomber Command, 2 firefighters, 8 British Legion & 4 RAF Association

Jayne Southall, CEO of the Lincolnshire Showground, said: “This year’s show has been a roaring success – we’ve had beautiful weather, a great turn out and some fantastic entertainment and animal showcases and I think the food and shopping just improves year on year.”