Bosses at the Lincolnshire Show say stall traders have enjoyed more business this year than at last year's eventRead the full story ›
We're used to seeing thousands making an annual pilgrimage to the Lincolnshire Showground for the sights and sounds of an industry which is vital to the local economy.
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Organisers of the 129th Lincolnshire Show have hailed this year’s two-day event as a great success with an estimated 60,000 people visiting.
It was a brilliant show, everything ran like clockwork, and we had two days of wonderful weather – which is great for everyone involved, and for the thousands of people who attended.
This year’s show was attended by HRH The Countess of Wessex who visited the agricultural areas, our trade areas and met many people involved in the society. It was so wonderful to have her at this year’s show.
There were 600 shopping stands, more than 2500 animals, and thousands of people at the main ring.
The main ring had big audiences on both days which is a great indicator of the show’s success. And of course we were helped along by the weather which was fantastic this year.
There's been a Royal visitor in Lincoln today, as Sophie, the Countess of Wessex attended the Lincolnshire Show.
Her Royal Highness spent the day at the showground for day two of the event alongside thousands of visitors. Organisers say early indications are that attendance figures this year have been as good, if not better, than last year.
A few pictures from the second day of the Lincolnshire Show.Read the full story ›
The Countess of Wessex, has been mingling with the crowds at the Lincolnshire Show today, as organisers say attendance figues appear to be as good if not better than usual.
Her Royal Highness arrived by helicopter this morning, and has been shown the livestock at the show as well as the horses. The Countess has also been amongst the crowds as she was escorted around. It's the first Royal visit since Princess Anne came to the show in 2008.
Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, arrived by helicopter this morning at the Lincolnshire Show.
It's the second day of the two day event.
60,000 people are expected to attend over the two days.
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, will give the Lincolnshire Show the royal seal of approval today.
The Countess will visit the agricultural show, which celebrates its 129th anniversary this year, on the final day of the event which attracts tens of thousands of people.
As well as the royal visit spectators will be treated to a stunning display from the Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows and a fly past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Dakota.