Frequently Asked Questions

Planning your visit to the Lincolnshire Show?

Here are a few questions we frequently get asked, but if you can't find the information you're looking for below please do get in touch with a member of our team.

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How much does it cost to get into the Show?

Advanced tickets for the 2018 Show are priced at £20 for adults, £6 for children, £17 for a young person and £42 for a family of two adults and up to two children. Entry for under 5's is free of charge. A booking fee of 90p per ticket applies when buying online.

On the gate, tickets will be priced at £24 for adults, £7 for children and £49 for a family. Under 5's are free of charge. 

Discounted party passes can be booked in advanced for a minimum of 15 people. For more information, please visit our group visit page


What time is the show open?

The gates open at 8am and the Show closes at 6pm on Wednesday and Thursday. All trade stands and concessions are open until 6pm on both days.

What's the show policy on access for carers?

The Society does not wish to discriminate against visitors with disabilities, so the full admission rate will be charged. However, if a visitor has a full-time carer, a free ticket is available for them at the time of purchasing a standard price visitor ticket in advance. This concession is only available by applying in advance, with supporting documentation to: Lincolnshire Showground, Grange de Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA

How to book 'Event Mobility'

Call 01386 725391 or visit the website eventmobility.org.uk to hire a mobility scooter for the day. Please be aware availability is limited and booking is essential.

Are dogs allowed at the show?

We welcome dogs along to the Lincolnshire Show, as long as they're kept on fixed leads. They'll be be able to access all areas except for the Epic Centre, the Food Court or Flower Show.

We also have a dog crèche in the Discovery Zone.

Is parking free at the show?

Parking is free and all the car parks are within reasonable accessibility of the entrance gates.

Cars displaying a disabled badge will be directed to the forward car park areas with easier access to Event Mobility and gate entry. Event Mobility will be sited at pay gate C in the Brown and White car parks. If you'd like to enquire about Event Mobility, please call them directly on 01386 725391.

Why is the Lincolnshire Show midweek?

The Lincolnshire Show is traditionally an agricultural show, and over its 133rd year history, it's something that has remained really important to us. We understand that some people work midweek, and that children are at school and because of that, not everybody can attend. We work with schools across the county on the Schools' Challenge, educational trips and tours and welcome over 5,000 school children each year, and we encourage parents that would like to bring their children along to speak with their school as the Lincolnshire Show is widely thought of as an educational event.

If we were to move the Show to weekend dates, it would be a very different type of event as we wouldn't have the same high level of agricultural and trade support. Unfortunately, many shows that have moved to weekends no longer take place, or with significantly reduced visitor numbers.

Is there a bus service from Lincoln?

Stagecoach run a bus service between the bus station in Lincoln and the Showground Gate 9 each year, with the first bus leaving at 8.30 am and buses departing at 15 minute intervals throughout the day. The last bus from the Showground leaves at 6.30pm.


Bus route – via Wigford Way, Newland, Yarborough Road and Burton Road. Passengers can board at any bus stop along route by clearly signalling driver.

2017 prices (2018 prices will be confirmed nearer to the Show)

Adult Return £4.20, Adult Single £3.20, Child Return £2.10, Child Single £1.60,
Family Ticket (Up to 2 Adults and 3 Children) £10.00

Lincolnshire Concessionary Fare Scheme senior citizen and disabled people's bus passes are not valid on this service; unfortunately the scheme operator, Lincolnshire County Council, excludes the route because it is classed as a tourist service.

Ring 0845 6050605 or visit www.stagecoachbus.com for more information

What if I come in a taxi?

There is a one way system operating on the roads around the Showground but taxis can use gate 9 (Burton Road) for both dropping off and picking up.

How accessible is the Showground?

The Showground has a lot of hard standing and tarmac roads to facilitate access. Toilet facilities across the Showground are accessible for those with mobility issues. A complimentary land train will be operating around the Show between 8.00am and 6.00pm. Courtesy cars are also available, please ask a steward (you'll find them wearing a bowler hat) to radio our Control team, to order a car on the day only.

In addition, we have Event Mobility, who hire out mobility scooters on site in both the Brown and White car parks. We do recommend booking in advance by calling 01386 725391 or visiting their website www.eventmobility.org.uk.

What facilities do you have for babies and young children?

We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly event, and we do all we can to assist families with babies or young children. The Showground has a lot of hard standing and tarmac roads to facilitate pushchair access. Each of our toilet blocks, the facilities within the Epic Centre and the additional disabled facilities we have on-site for the Show all have baby changing facilities. The Rotary Club (8-46) and Home Start Lincolnshire (7-10) both offer breastfeeding areas.

What security measures do you have in place?

We work with the Police and other official bodies to continually review the Lincolnshire Show and all other events held on the Lincolnshire Showground throughout the year.

In light of recent events, we have been liaising more closely with the Police. Although there is no intelligence to indicate an increased risk at the Lincolnshire Show, the Police are continually monitoring the situation and we are taking their advice and guidance. We have put the following additional measures in place to reassure the public and provide additional deterrents:

1. Additional CCTV cameras across the Showground
2. Additional signage warning searching is a possibility at entrances and advising there are security patrols 24/7
3. There will be a Police presence on the Showground during the Lincolnshire Show

We also already have 24 hour security in place before, during and after the Lincolnshire Show.

Where can I buy a programme?

Show Guides will be available to buy from booths near the entry gates or along the Livestock and Equine lines.

The catalogue, giving full details of the entries for Show competitions and classes, is available from the same outlets.

Can I get cash at the showground?

Yes, we have cash machines located on the site alongside cash back facilities on the entry gates, at the Co-op shop, from caterers in the Members Area and from the ICE cashiers along Row J near the Ancaster Equine Ring.

Where can I buy food from?

We have a whole host of food concessions around the Show selling different types of hot and cold foods, including fish and chips, stone baked pizzas, hot dogs, sandwiches etc. In addition, we have the Food Court sited off Tenth Avenue where you can purchase your favourite treats, including lots of produce from Select Lincolnshire members. The Stockmans' tent in the Countryside Area is also open to members of the public.

Can I be a member of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society?

Membership of the Agricultural Society is open to all and can be purchased pre-Show, allowing access to the new Members car park and the exclusive Member's Areas housed in the Epic Building.

For 2017, one-off Membership prices are as follows (reductions are available for membership's paid by Direct Debit):

Single Member - £61.00
Joint Member - £93.00
Vice President - £130
Young Person - £38.00 (under 26yrs)

Member's guest badges are £20 in advance but will be £25 on the days of Show. Membership can be purchased on the days of the Show, and you will be given a refund on your entry ticket by the team at the information desk within the Epic Centre.

For more information of the benefits of Membership to the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, or to join, click here.

Is there any evening entertainment?

On Wednesday night there will be a entertainment from local jazz and blue band, Platform on the Members Lawn from 6pm, and The Baltic Donkeys will be performing in the Stockmans' at 8.00pm.

Future Lincolnshire Show dates

Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st June 2018

Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June 2019

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th June 2020

Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th June 2021

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd June 2022

Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd June 2023

Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June 2024

Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th June 2025