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 don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

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How much does it cost to get into the Show?

In advance

Adults £19
Young person (17 - 22 years) £16
Child (5 - 16 years) £6
Under 5s free
Family £40

On the day

Adults £24
Children (5 - 16 years) £7
Under 5s free
Family (for 2 adults and up to 3 children) £49

Party passes can be booked in advance for a minimum of 15 people and the cost for pre-booked adult is £17, young person £12 and children £6.

A booking fee of 90p per ticket applies when buying online

Can I buy tickets online?

Yes! Tickets will be available to buy in Spring 2017.

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 have a dog crèche in the Discovery Zone where dogs can be looked after in return for a donation to the RSPCA.

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 Brown Car Park. If you'd like to enquire about Event Mobility, please call them directly on 01386 725391.

Is there a bus service from Lincoln?

Stage Coach are running a bus service between the bus station in Lincoln and the Show ground Gate 9, 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.

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, through Gate 2, near Pay Gate C, brown car park. We do recommend booking in advance by calling 01386 725391 or visiting their website www.eventmobility.org.uk.

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. They cost £2.50.

The catalogue, giving full details of the entries for Show competitions and classes, is available from the same outlets and costs £6.

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.

Is there a shop on the showground?

Yes, the Co-op is opening a shop next to their stand on Row B.

Are there bars to buy drinks from?

There are a number of outlets and bars serving both soft drinks and alcohol around the Lincolnshire Show. Please be aware that all will be actively using the Challenge 25 scheme and so visitors must be prepared to show identification if you are, or are lucky enough to look under 25. Please drink responsibly.

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