Grow with the Show applications are open!

16 October 2023,

Lincolnshire Agricultural Society (LAS) have once again teamed up with sponsors to support local startup businesses from any sector. All entries are welcome from gardeners, entertainers, food vendors or tech experts for their chance to ‘Grow with the Show’!

New and start-up businesses are invited to enter the Grow with the Show competition, in association with Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Ruddocks and Optima Design, for a chance to win a number of prizes including the opportunity to exhibit at Lincolnshire Show!

The only criteria is businesses must be under three years old to be eligible. The winner will receive a £250 cash prize, complimentary digital marketing session or SEO consultation from Optima Graphic Design and point of sale material to the value of £300 from Ruddocks.

Plus, the winner will be given a premium exhibitor space at the Lincolnshire Show as part of the prize, to showcase their business to over 56,000 visitors over the two days. We'll be on hand to support the vision for your stand and will also provide promotion for you and your business via our website, social media platforms, and PR activity before and during the Show.

The runner up will receive £100 plus two Society guest badges giving admission to the Lincolnshire Show and access to our exclusive ringside Members' area as well as a discounted fee for an exhibitor space.


To enter your business please click here and scroll to the end where there is a ‘Grow with the Show’ application form.

All entries will be shared with our panel of judges and those shortlisted will be invited to attend a ‘dragons’ den’ style interview in February- date to be confirmed.

Winners have included Designed for Dogs and Season Street Food. Last year’s winner was Nurture Nature Forest School CIC, founded by Jen Wakefield:

“Winning Grow with the Show 2023 for the Lincolnshire Show means more than I can say! To be recognised in this way so early into my business journey is just so humbling and I just want to thank everyone on the panel for this opportunity. Being at the show and being opened up to the wider Lincolnshire area is where we want and need to be, and this opportunity allows us to showcase what we offer to them”

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