Organisers of the Lincolnshire Show have announced that this year’s event will be hosted online, showcasing the usual much-loved features, attractions and exhibitors on a virtual platform.
Taking place on June 24th – the same date the event was originally planned for – the Lincolnshire Show Online will include educational and agricultural content, cookery demonstrations, entertainment, online shopping, exciting exhibitors and much more.
The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society made the difficult decision to cancel the traditional show earlier this year, due to the on-going Coronavirus pandemic, but now promises to make the 136th show go ahead in a way that the Lincolnshire Showground has never done before.
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. 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, 6,000 students and 600 trade stands each year, has only had to cancel a handful of times in the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society’s 150-year history – during both World Wars, and due to the more recent Foot & Mouth Disease outbreak, in 2001.
Jayne added: “The Lincolnshire Show has always provided the opportunity for the Lincolnshire community and farming world to come together in one place. We hope to continue celebrating the heritage of Lincolnshire, and to showcase the best the county has to offer, despite these difficult times we are all currently facing.
“We would like to invite everyone to be part of our Lincolnshire Show Online community, from exhibitors, sponsors and trade stands to farmers, foodies and families – we want to create something that everyone can get involved with, and can access.”
With more features and partners still to be announced, the online show will recognise the best of rural Lincolnshire with an eclectic mix of entertainment, food, shopping and agriculture.
For further information and regular updates, please visit the website: www.lincolnshireshowonline.co.uk
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