The Lincolnshire Show made a triumphant return to the Lincolnshire Showground at the end of June for its 138th year.
The two-day event was the first with new chief executive, Charlotte Powell, steering the show. With 3000 more visitors than last year, 4,500 school children and over 500 exhibitors, highlights included the Shetland Pony Grand National, a horticultural zone and a show from the RAF Falcons.
Ms Powell said: “The Lincolnshire Show 2023, marked my first Show as chief executive, and what a way to kickstart my new role.
“I’m Lincolnshire born and bred, and I have been surrounded by farms and farmland for most of my life, so I’m always really passionate about building awareness of the importance of the farming world here in the UK.
“Each year, the Lincolnshire Show marks an important opportunity to celebrate all the region has to offer, so it was fantastic to see us exceed last year’s attendee numbers. There were so many highlights across both days too, including talented performances and brilliant livestock shows. This year also saw the introduction of the newly enhanced horticultural zone as well as the brand new Blue Light Zone where a range of emergency service workers shared their experiences of the critical work they do across the county.”
Exhibitors at the event had a variety of produce on display, selling everything from furniture to fine art as well as food vendors and cookery demonstrations.
Ms Powell added: “The sun was out in full force across both days, and the atmosphere on site was incredible. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the families, schools, agricultural workers, sponsors and exhibitors who attended this year’s event. Big thanks also to all the staff, stewards and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society – without all their hard work, this event would certainly not have been possible.
“It’s great to have joined the team during what is shaping up to be a fantastic year for Lincolnshire Showground, and I look forward to building on the team’s successes to date, with even more great events and conferences still to come over the coming months.”
The Lincolnshire Show is organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, a charity that aims to educate the county about food, farming and a sustainable environment.
For all livestock competition results, visit The Lincolnshire Show website.
For more information on next year’s event, visit www.lincolnshireshow.co.uk.