Roaring success as 60,000 flock to Lincolnshire Show - video and pictures

More than 60,000 visitors flew through the gates to make this year’s Lincolnshire Show one of the busiest to date.

Visitors, traders and competitors were all smiles as clear skies and a great atmosphere led to an action-packed agricultural and historical showcase.

Lincolnshire show 2018.

Lincolnshire show 2018.

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

“It’s been great to see so many families and school children at the show this year – the Discovery Zone and Schools’ Challenge means that they get to have fun while they learn about agriculture and their role in ensuring we maintain a sustainable environment, as well as getting to know more about their local history.”

Advance ticket sales were up compared to the previous year, with the showground team reporting increased footfall.

Organised by Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, the show not only highlighted the county’s agricultural significance but also its roots in aviation history.

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.

Visitors were also able to shop ‘til they dropped at the show’s 600 trade stalls.

Foodies were spoilt for choice with a huge selection of hot food and drink concessions as well as luxury foods to take away.

George Eustice MP, minister of state for agriculture, fisheries and food, visited the show on Thursday. He said: “This is my second year at the Lincolnshire Show and I think it’s a fabulous event.

“It’s kept its agricultural roots and remained true to its heritage and receives a lot of public support.

“As well as a great rural calendar event it’s also a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of our great local produce.”

The next Lincolnshire Show is scheduled to take place on June 19 and 20, 2019.