LINCOLNSHIRE’S most beloved event – the Lincolnshire Show – will be making its grand return this June, taking on a royal purple theme to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Taking place for the first time since 2019, the event is set to welcome more than 60,000 visitors across two days with a jam-packed timetable for a royally good show.
Reams of old and new attractions along with family favourites have been secured to bring the Lincolnshire Show back with a bang. Fly pasts from classic aviation aircraft have been confirmed to mark the Jubilee, with a Hurricane and Spitfire swooping in on the Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
Returning for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic and marking its 137th outing, a street party atmosphere will be created across the Lincolnshire Showground, with purple bunting strung across the Showground. A special stage will see artists performing throughout both days, with performances from local community groups including, Passion to Dance, the Lincoln Orpheus Male Voice Choir and the Market Rasen Ukulele Band. There will also be an additional pop-up stage showcasing a variety of solo and duet artists.
Jayne Southall, CEO at the Lincolnshire Showground, said: “We cannot wait to welcome visitors back to the Lincolnshire Show for the first time in three years. We have so much to offer and be proud of as a county, with these two days every June being the best celebration of all. It really is a one-of-a-kind event, so we could think of nothing better than to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime event like the Platinum Jubilee.
“The showground will feel like one big street party and will allow visitors to watch breathtaking displays, learn more about agriculture and what it has to offer, and sample the best food to come out of Lincolnshire. The celebrations also extend to our hospitality menus, where visitors will be able to pre book and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea while overlooking the Main Ring to catch all the action on the Thursday. Make sure you book your table soon as spaces are going fast.”
To spark imagination while bringing words to life, the Lincolnshire Show is also running a poetry competition with local school children. Marking the Queen’s reign, schools are being encouraged to enter the royal rhyme competition, with the winning poem to be selected by renowned Hollywood actor Colin McFarlane, who grew up in Lincoln.
The Main Ring’s big new attraction for 2022 will be the Atkinson Action Horses. Often featured in major TV and film productions, the super talented steeds and riders will treat visitors to high-energy performances on both days. Meanwhile, the ever-popular showjumping and BMX displays will return alongside the Parade of Hounds and the Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Band, who will also lead the closing ceremony.
The return of the RAF Falcons has also been announced. Having first performed at the 2018 Lincolnshire Show, the popular parachute display team will be back to mesmerise crowds with their daring maneuvers through the sky and down into the Main Ring on both days.
Jayne said: “With our rich aviation heritage as a county, it really brings something special to the Show to have the RAF involved, so we’re really pleased to be welcoming the RAF Falcons back to the Show again. They have been one of the most popular displays of the day since their first jump into the Main Ring, and we can’t wait to see their colourful display land with us once more.
“Equally, welcoming the Atkinson Action Horses will be a real treat and we know visitors will be enthralled by the amazing showcase set to take place. Whether it’s the large displays in the Main Ring, enjoying live cookery demonstrations from local chefs and producers or learning more about Lincolnshire’s agricultural offering and aviation history, there really is something for everyone at the Show. Plus, there is plenty for younger visitors to see, make and do, in the Discovery, Activity and Kids Zones too.”
The Lincolnshire Kitchen will return with live cookery demonstrations from local chefs including, Masala Masters Ruchita Green, Indian Curry Pot’s Dr Arya Madhavan, Lincolnshire Cookery School’s Fiona Lucas, along with Rachel Green, Steven Bennett, Dominic Franks, and Neil Curtis. Meanwhile, more traditional attractions will be on display, including the iconic tractor parade in the Krantz Main Ring, livestock and equine classes and the opportunity to get up close and personal with farming machinery from the past and present.
The Lincolnshire Show is organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, a registered charity that aims to educate about food, farming and the countryside. For more information on tickets, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.lincolnshireshow.co.uk