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Thousands of people basked in the sunshine and enjoyed thrilling entertainment as the Lincolnshire Show returned.

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, organisers Lincolnshire Agricultural Society were finally able to welcome back visitors to the 137th show which was held over Wednesday and Thursday.

The show has been a popular part of the county’s social calendar since 1869 and has been organised to promote farming and rural life. It’s also a highlight of my family’s calendar and I was lucky enough to go along to the show over the two days last week.

Lincolnshire Show (57543095)
Lincolnshire Show (57543095)

Agriculture still remains at the heart of the show with a large section dedicated to tractors, cranes and other machinery for farmers and enthusiasts (some of whom in my party got particularly excited about the painted tyres).

The livestock sheds are always a big draw for visitors who enjoy looking around the well-turned out sheep, cattle and pigs.

A highlight for me was the Lincoln Long Wools. A breed which once dominated the the wool trade until the 1940. Sadly, the numbers have declined to less than 300 registrations every year from 40,000 lambs born at their peak.

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Lincolnshire Show (57543141)

It was wonderful to see such fine specimens of this breed with its fantastic dreadlock -like coat.

The show also boasts four rings for the superior equine section, which included jumping and show classes.

West Pinchbeck rider Sara Raw was among the many riders taking part in the show.

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Lincolnshire Show (57543144)

Visitors of all ages were able to get up close to a number of tortoises which were close to the Countryside Ring where the beekeeping stands were also found. We enjoyed sampling the many varieties of honey - especially the cinnamon flavour.

The main arena had a packed programme which included freestyle motocross and the Benjamin Atkinson Action Horse team.

A nod was given to the county’s aviation past with fly-pasts by a hurricane and spitfire.

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Lincolnshire Show (57543147)

The Women’s Institute Tent was well worth the visits we made as was the food court.

Up to 55,000 people went along to the show this year.

Jayne Southall, CEO of the Lincolnshire Showground, said: “It’s hard to express how overjoyed we are that the Show is finally back – it’s been a long three years since we’ve been able to welcome people to the Showground in such a style. The atmosphere on site has been palpable – and definitely boosted by the fantastic weather – so to welcome a much higher level of visitors than our last show has been the cherry on the cake.

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Lincolnshire Show (57543107)

“Seeing so many people from Lincolnshire and beyond coming together to celebrate everything our amazing county has to offer is so rewarding for all the people who put months of hard work to put on the best event we possibly can and we already can’t wait for 2023.

“The Lincolnshire Show remains such a significant event for the county and is something we will always be proud of. A huge thank you to the whole team and the hundreds of traders, performers and stewards who helped make this year’s return event such a joyous and unforgettable experience for everyone involved.”



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