Lincolnshire Show 2013
Written by Clay on June 24, 2013
The 19th and 20th June marked the 129th Lincolnshire Show event at the Showground in Lincolnshire. Credited as one of the greatest country shows in the UK, the event offered something unique to both the people of Lincolnshire and those from other counties.
My visit to the show as a blogger/tweeter was the first, as I live in Lincolnshire for university and I have to say I was really impressed. The day was jam packed and hectic, but so lively and entertaining and it was a completely new experience for me. It was a taste of what countryside life entails and I was genuinely interested.
Apart from being in the press tent on the first day I saw two shows, one of which was New Zealander Stuart Barnes’ ‘Sheep Show’. This was both educational and entertaining, because we got to see how sheep are sheared, and then they performed a few dances along with Stuart’s hilarious commentary! The second show of the day was ‘Jive Pony’, in which a team of female equestrians perform gymnastics on the back of a horse. This was fascinating to watch, because of the skill which was involved. The Jive Pony team will be at the CLA Game Fair on the 19th, 20th and 21st of July 2013 at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire so it’s definitely worth going to check them out!
The second and last day of the Lincolnshire Show was more laid back and I looked around the stands more to see what local business’ had to offer. My favourite was the food court, where I tried some traditional food from the county and local produce. Later on in the day I met up with Nicola Currie, who is the regional director of the CLA Game Fair and she was really impressed with the turn out for the Lincolnshire Show and that it remained dry and sunny. The second day was thriving because there was a Royal Visit by the Countess of Wessex who toured around the Showground at the different events which was going on.
It also provided an excellent platform for local business’, which ranged from farming machinery and equipment, clothing, arts and crafts, jewellery and cuisine. This is why an event like this is great for local businesses because they can promote and showcase them to the public and gain recognition.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the two days and it was exciting to go out and network, also meet new people. The next country show I will be attending is the CLA Game Fair at Ragley Hall, Alcester Warwickshire and I’m already looking forward to it! You can find out more here: http://www.gamefair.co.uk/
Finally if you ever visit Lincolnshire in June, I highly recommend that you take a look at the show and see what it has to offer. For more information visit: http://www.lincolnshireshow.co.uk/