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The Lincolnshire Show to be held virtually due to coronavirus crisis

Organisers of the Lincolnshire Show have announced that this year's event will be hosted virtually.

The show will take place on Wednesday, June 24 - the same date the event was originally planned for - and is set to include educational and agricultural content, cookery demonstrations, entertainment, online shopping and exhibitors.

Jayne Southall, CEO of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society at the Lincolnshire Showground, said: “Although we were absolutely devastated to cancel the traditional Lincolnshire Show this year, we are so excited to launch the Lincolnshire Show Online and venture into the virtual world - a first for the Lincolnshire Show.

The Lincolnshire Show
The Lincolnshire Show

"We have been busy behind the scenes planning for a while now, and we can’t wait to reveal more over the coming weeks.”

The annual show, which has been running for 135 years and welcomes more than 60,000 visitors each year, has only had to cancel during both World Wars and in 2001 due to the foot and mouth outbreak.

“The Lincolnshire Show has always provided the opportunity for the Lincolnshire community and farming world to come together in one place.

The main ring at the Lincolnshire Show
The main ring at the Lincolnshire Show

"We hope to continue celebrating the heritage of Lincolnshire and showcase the best the county has to offer, despite these difficult times we are all currently facing," Jayne said.

For further information and regular updates on the show, visit: www.lincolnshireshowonline.co.uk

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