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 get in touch by calling us on 01522 522900, or by emailing info@lincolnshireshowground.co.uk

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Future Lincolnshire Show dates

Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd June 2023

Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June 2024

Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th June 2025

How much do tickets cost?

Ticket prices for 2023 will be released shortly...

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.

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 able to access all areas except for the Epic Centre, the Food Court and Member's Area. 

You can also take advantage of our onsite Dog Creche, managed by Jerry Green Dog Rescue, which is open from 10am - 4pm on both days of Show.! If you have already purchased your tickets to Lincolnshire Show, you can now book our dog crèche, to give your dog a rest during your visit. The Dog Creche is located next to the Food Court and Members entrance and slots can be booked for up to two hours at a time.

For more information and to book a space for your four-legged companion visit the Jerry Green Dog Rescue website https://www.jerrygreendogs.org...

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 car park and pay entrance E in White car park. If you'd like to enquire about Event Mobility, please call them directly on 01386 725391.

Members parking is in Red car park, access by A15 and through Gate 6 (Burton Road).

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 areas housed in the Epic building. 

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

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.


Is there a Bus Service?

Yes, Stagecoach are supporting the Lincolnshire Show by providing a return bus service between Lincoln Central Bus Station and the Showground on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd June. The first bus leaves Lincoln Central Station at 08.30am and the service will run every 15 minutes in both directions throughout the day.  The last bus from the Showground is at 6.45pm.

Lincoln Return bus fares are:

Adult  -  £5

Young Person (5-19)  -  £3.40

Group Ticket (upto 5 people)  -  £12

Lincoln Times:

First bus from Lincoln to Lincolnshire Showground - 08:30

Last bus from Lincolnshire Showground to Lincoln - 18:30

Please note that, under the terms of the Lincolnshire Concessionary Fare Scheme, bus passes for senior citizens and people with disabilities are not valid on this service.

This service is operated by wheelchair accessible low floor buses.

Gainsborough Return bus fares:

Adult Day Ticket - £7.80

Young Person (5-19) Day Ticket - £5.00

Group (up to 5 people) Day Ticket - £20.00

Gainsborough Route:

The route will be from Gainsborough Bus Station via Lea, Knaith Park, Kexby Corner, Willingham by Stow, Stow and Sturton by Stow. Returning the same route in the afternoon.

Gainsborough Times:

AM - The bus will depart Gainsborough Bus Station at 08:05 arriving at Lincolnshire Showground at 08:45

PM - The bus will depart Lincolnshire Showground at 18:00 arriving at Gainsborough Bus Station at 18:45

What security measures do you have in place?

We would like to reassure all attending The Lincolnshire Show 2022 that visitor safety is a number one priority for us and we work with the Police to continually review the show.

We have robust event management and contingency plans which cover a vast number of different scenarios that have been created in conjunction with the Police and other official bodies.

Although there is no intelligence to indicate an increased risk at the show, the Police are continually monitoring the situation and we are taking their advice and guidance. We ask our visitors to help us out with the following specifics:

• Please be ready to show all your tickets, passes or badge when asked.

• Please ensure that if you have a vehicle pass, it is correctly displayed in your windscreen before approaching the carpark/showground entrance.

• Please report anything suspicious to, the police, a steward or Showground staff member.

• Please help us by complying swiftly with any requests from stewards or staff member.

Why is the Lincolnshire Show midweek?

The Lincolnshire Show is traditionally an agricultural show, and over its 137 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.

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. 

We have a Changing Places toilet located in our EXO Centre (previously Exhibition Hall) opposite the Epic Centre.

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 if I come in a taxi?

There is a one way system operating on the roads around the Showground but taxis can use gate 6 (Burton Road) for both dropping off and picking up.

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. 

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: Tim Sleight, Lincolnshire Showground, Grange de Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA, or by email to accounts@lincolnshireshowground.co.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.

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, from caterers in the Members Area and the Stockman's Tent.

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

The choices include 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 Lincolnshire suppliers. The Stockmans' tent in the Countryside Area is also open to members of the public.