WITH days to go until the Lincolnshire Show Online, organisers are busy preparing behind the scenes for an exciting day of virtual entertainment, online networking, cookery demonstrations and much more, but what are the details?
When is the Lincolnshire Show Online?
Wednesday 24 June, the same date the event was originally planned for. The online show will be live from 11am to 7pm.
What is it?
The Lincolnshire Show, which attracts more than 60,000 visitors each year, is organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society a registered charity whose aims are to educate about food, farming and the countryside.
The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society made the difficult decision to cancel the traditional show earlier this year, due Covid-19, but now the 136th show is going ahead in a way that the Lincolnshire Showground has never done before.
The Lincolnshire Show Online will replicate the typical show format in an online world, featuring educational and agricultural content, exciting videos, entertainment, online shopping, a live auction, music and local exhibitors.
Where can people watch it?
Visitors can head to www.lincolnshireshowonline.co.uk to be part of the action.
How will it differ to the traditional Lincolnshire Show?
Just like the traditional Lincolnshire Show, the online show will recognise the best of rural Lincolnshire with an eclectic mix of entertainment, food, shopping and agriculture – but instead of visiting the Lincolnshire Showground, visitors will be able to attend and watch the Lincolnshire Show from home.
Visitors, who would usually spend the day exploring the different zones across the Lincolnshire Showground, will be able to explore six different zones across the online platform including Main Ring and Aviation, Education Zone, Lincolnshire Kitchen and Food Court, Trade Exhibitors, Agriculture Zone and Countryside and Heritage Area.
What are the highlights?
Highlights in the Main Ring will include a look back at the RAF Falcons Parachute Team’s descent on to the Showground, a video of the International Dzhigitovka Show, performing military and trick riding skills on horses, a performance from BeVox Choir and a look back at the Lincolnshire Show through the years.
There will also be music from Dan Hadfield, the number one Gary Barlow tribute act, Lincolnshire’s very own Baltic Donkeys and a performance from Olli Ingall from BBC’s Music Introducing live from the Lincolnshire Showground.
For foodies there will be a cook off between Steven Bennett the Lincolnshire Chef and Dominic Franks from the Belleau Kitchen, a smoked haddock & smoked salmon galette cookery demonstration from Rachel Green, scrambled eggs, avocado and smoked salmon recipe from Fairburn Eggs and a chocolate beetroot brownie tutorial from Jane Harrison from Red Hen Day Nursery.
From 6pm there will be a Promise Auction with a whole host of prizes donated by Lincolnshire businesses, including a signed 2019/2020 England Rugby Shirt donated by Irwin Mitchell and a tour of the headquarters at Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, a chance to meet the team and a look around the ambucopter and critical care car.
There will also be a Flying Suit signed by the Red Arrows from the Jon Egging Trust as part of the auction, a Lancaster interior tour voucher donated by the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and an exclusive behind the scenes tour, meet the players and a signed first team shirt from Lincoln City Football Club.
All proceeds from the auction will go towards the Lincolnshire Showground’s five chosen charities – Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Lincolnshire Rural Support Network, St Barnabas Hospice, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and the Jon Egging Trust.
What’s good for kids to do?
Aimed at all ages, the Lincolnshire Show Online will provide non-stop entertainment, including cookery demonstrations aimed at the younger audience, including pizza making with Steven Bennett Lincolnshire Chef and Scott Adam from The Wood Shed Pizza Company, homemade lemonade making from Daisy Likes to Cook and Betsy and Olive teaching their Grandma how to make cheese scones.
Younger visitors can also ‘Meet the Farmer’ to find out what it is like to be a Lincolnshire Farmer as well as learn more about milking and cheese making from Cote Hill Cheese. Children can also see how potatoes are harvested and planted from Branston and those looking for a career in agriculture can also find out more from a series of videos from University of Lincoln.
Is there anything specifically for businesses?
The Lincolnshire Show Digital Breakfast and Community Conference will run from 7am to 11am, called Connecting Lincs: The Future. The event, sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants, will focus on the county post COVID-19 – and beyond, with The Black Farmer Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones as keynote speaker.
Businesses, organisations and individuals across Lincolnshire are encouraged to attend, which will be hosted through Zoom and is expected to be the county’s biggest ever networking event.
If you would like to contribute to or attend the Lincolnshire Show Digital Breakfast please visit www.communityconversation.org.uk
Do I need a ticket?
We encourage people to register for a ticket to receive regular updates and reminders, but visitors do not need a ticket to enter the website.
To register for a free ticket visit www.lincolnshireshowonline.co.uk
The Lincolnshire Showground team is partnering with CityX, Gusto Homes, Cartwright Communications and TRS Design to help bring the Lincolnshire Show Online to life. Sponsors include Woldmarsh Producers Ltd, Branston Ltd, Lincolnshire County Council, Harper Adams University, Thompson & Richardson, Duckworth Motor Group, Krantz Designs and JH Walter
The Lincolnshire Show Online is also teaming up with BBC Radio Lincolnshire. BBC Radio Lincolnshire usually relocates to the showground for the two show days every year, bringing each of its programmes live from the show. This year the radio station will be re-creating the feel good factor, fun and atmosphere of the show as part of a dedicated day of broadcasting celebrating the Lincolnshire Show featuring people who normally visit, exhibit or help run the event.
People who are out and about on the day can listen to BBC Radio Lincolnshire on 94.9FM, DAB, Freeview, via the BBC Sounds app or online at www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_lincolnshire
To find out more about the Lincolnshire Show Online, how businesses can get involved and to register for tickets, please visit www.lincolnshireshowonline.co.uk
If you would like to contribute to the Lincolnshire Show Digital Breakfast please visit the www.communityconversation.org.uk