Lincolnshire Show promises to be a great family day out

Lincolnshire Show.

Lincolnshire Show.

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From a Red Arrows flypast to chainsaw sculptures, from ferreting to a Royal visit...this year’s Lincolnshire Show (June 19-20) promises to be one of the best ever.

Organisers say they are expecting to receive thousands more visitors to the Lincolnshire Show – with footfall boosted by guest of honour Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex, on the second day.

Lincolnshire Show.

Lincolnshire Show.

The Lincolnshire Show is one of the largest and most prestigious county shows in the UK and attracts people from all over the country. And in partnership with show organisers.

Now in its 129th year, the Lincolnshire Show is a great family day out with lots going on to attract youngsters.

Organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, agriculture remains at the heart of the show with livestock and equine competitions, machinery displays and the chance to find out more about local food and drink produce.

There will be cooking demonstrations from chefs Rachel Green and Dominic Franks, local produce in the food court, vintage vehicle displays, floral decoration and flower shows, a sporting showcase, main ring entertainment, craft tents, plenty of fantastic retail opportunities – and lots of live music.

On the first day of the show, highlights include Simon Whitehead, a professional ferreter who will wow the crowds with his ferrets – and their skills. There will be the Cuerden Falconry display – with more than a dozen of the world’s most amazing birds of prey. On both days, there will be Jive Pony – the UK’s talented female equestrian display team – with their skipping horses and hula hooping horseback ballerinas.

Sponsors Duckworth are offering guests the chance to take part in the Land Rover experience where visitors will be scaling steep inclines and daring slide slopes as they are driven by qualified off-road Land Rover instructors.

Other attractions include an appearance by rugby legend Mike Catt, entertainment by the British Scurry and Trials Driving and a parade of hounds with the region’s premier packs of hounds. This year will also see the 20th Schools Challenge where pupils from 46 schools will be competing against each other on a variety of challenges which look at the environment, sustainability, and agriculture.

As well as being a great day out for the family, the show is must-attend event for farmers and businesses.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.lincolnshireshow.co.uk

** See Friday’s Journal for a chance to win three family tickets worth £42 each.