FAQs about the Lincolnshire Show and the Showground:

28 Mar FAQs about the Lincolnshire Show and the Showground:

The Lincolnshire Show:

Just some of the statistics involved in managing the spectacular annual event that is the Lincolnshire County Show.

10,000 square metres of marquees, 20 miles of electrical cable, 800 tables, 3,000 chairs, 12,000 loo rolls, and 45,000 copies of a 66 page programme.

A complete town emerges on the 200 acre showground site at Grange de Lings. There are road names, car parks are marked out, and the marquees are all in place and 12000 cars have to be parked during for the Show.

Nearly 200 stewards are involved, one for every aspect of the show, each in their distinctive bowler hats.

There are 11 rings, 1800 horses and ponies entries, over 1300 cattle, pigs, sheep and goats in the livestock entries, and there are over 600 trade stands selling everything from frying pans to fashion.

Lincolnshire Agricultural Society:

Lincolnshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1869 and is best known throughout the county as the organiser of the annual Lincolnshire Show, an event which draws visitors from all over the county and beyond.

Its objectives, as laid down by its Victorian founders, are “the furtherance, welfare and progress of the Agricultural Industry and all professions, trades and crafts connected therewith”.

Today those objectives are more important than ever to us and since 2005 the Society has had the additional focus of sustainability and protection of our natural environment for the benefit of future generations.

The Society works closely with individuals, schools, organisations and businesses whose common vision is to promote the agricultural industry and pursue activities that have a positive effect on our environment and community.

As a charity, sponsorship and support is vital to the success of the Society. It also generates income to support its activities through the Lincolnshire Events Centre, the trading arm of Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.

Lincolnshire Events Centre:

Lincolnshire Events Centre is a major national conferencing venue, home of the Lincolnshire Show and the groundbreaking EPIC project.

Just outside the historic city of Lincoln, the Centre hosts events for 10 to 10,000 visitors on its 200 acre showground site and 3000 square metres of indoor exhibition and venue space. Outdoor events include the flagship Lincolnshire Show, now in its 126th year, antiques fairs and horse trials, attracting 300,000 visitors each year.

Under cover, there are exhibition halls and conferencing facilities, including the recently completed EPIC centre, the second largest purpose-designed showcase for environmental technologies in the UK, it enables event organisers to reduce, monitor and offset their carbon footprint.

Media enquiries:

Sarah Poucher at Lincolnshire Events Centre inc Lincolnshire Agricultural Society
spoucher@lincs-events.co.uk – 01522 585501

Maggie Taylor at Prima PR
maggie@primapr.co.uk – 01400 251557 / 0797 3767 602