What’s On?

There is no better way to spend a summers day than at a local show. They are always bright, cheerful and full of entertaining and interesting exhibits for the whole family. The Spilsby Show has a long established tradition of providing something for the entire family and this year is no exception. The organisers are working on another great day out. This popular annual event is held each year on the second Sunday of July and this year it takes place on Sunday 8th July, with the gates opening at 10:00am. A whole host of people have been attending the event for many years and a number of the stalls have been visiting the event for decades. The event is organised by a dedicated committee who work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable day. The history of the event can be traced back to the late 1880’s however it was revived in its current format in July 1974 by a committed group of local volunteers. It has become one of the most popular events in the local calendar and is held on the Spilsby Recreation Ground, off Ancaster Avenue in Spilsby – just off the main A16 bypass. A free park and ride for visitors will be in operation, from the King Edward VI Academy and the Vale Road Industrial Estate. Due to scale of the event, there is no public parking on the showground. The Spilsby Show gives local charities and organisations the opportunity to make people aware of their good work and help promote their activities to thousands of visitors. A wide range of attractions will be attending this year’s Show, providing everyone with a vast array of entertainment. There are vintage vehicles, tractors, oil engines, a huge expanded indoor trade stand marquee, model and craft marquee as well as over 100 outdoor trade stands – all offering something different. There is also the very popular Heavy Horse Show, 6 mile road race and the return of the Companion Dog Show. A variety of events also take place in the main ring, with displays from local organisations, a march by members of the Royal British Legion and the Grand Parade – when many vintage exhibits take to the main arena riding round in front of the crowds. There is also musical entertainment by Skegness Silver Band and various other local groups. The organisers are also welcoming displays by local history groups, Boston Veteran Cycles, County Linx Radio, Spilsby Fire Brigade and Lincolnshire Police. The event also has a popular Farmers Market, promoting locally sourced goods and a wide range of other specialist products. There is plenty of fun for the children too, including a huge fairground section with slides, face painters, rides, archery and fun competitions. There is also the extremely exciting and incredible prospect of a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight! A sight to behold. Proceeds from the event are donated to local charities and organisations at an annual Presentation Night which takes place in October. The Presentation Night also gives the Committee the opportunity to thank the army of volunteers and sponsors who help contribute to the success of the event. The Show will be officially opened at noon. The Spilsby Show – a great day out for all of the family. Entry is just £4 for adults, £3 for concessions and just £2 for children. There is so much to see and do. Don’t miss this year’s Show – it promises to be a truly memorable day!

Contact details:

E-mail: info@spilsbyshow.co.uk
Web: www.spilsbyshow.co.uk
Telephone: 01790 752213
Facebook: Spilsby Show
Twitter: @spilsby_show
Satellite navigation postcode of venue: PE23 5HL
Parking postcodes: PE23 5EW (Academy) and PE23 5HE (Industrial Estate)

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