We’re set for a record breaking year. The 2014 Spilsby Show has already seen us break several records and we’re not even open yet!
We have sold out of Trade Stand space for the very first time and have a record amount of stands attending. We also have our biggest ever collection of vintage exhibits.
This year’s Show takes place on Sunday 13th July. We are determined to make this year’s event the biggest yet as we will be celebrating our 40th birthday!
The Show was revived in July 1974 after a break of several years. Since that revival, we have moved home, seen changes in the format but this year, despite the outbreak of foot and mouth disease and extremely wet weather we are still here – bigger and better than ever!
We will again have both Craft and Model Marquees, exhibiting a huge range of goods and local crafts. The Model Marquee will feature displays of bygones, die-cast vehicles and various other exhibits. Our Indoor Trade Marquee will welcome various local businesses, offering their services as well as playing host to exhibits by local history groups and a collection of vintage tools.
We are also delighted to be holding a Shire Horse Show again this year. This will commence at 10:30am.
Our annual 6 mile Road Race will start at 11:00am. We have already seen a huge number of people enter prior to the event although visitors can also enter on the day. The route will again prove to be a challenging course for all concerned. The best of luck to our entrants!
We’re also delighted to welcome the biggest ever collection of Vintage Exhibits to the Show this year. A huge number of bookings have been received from owners of vintage cars, motor cycles, tractors and oil engines. This will surely prove to be a hugely popular display once again. Don’t forget that a number of the vehicles in this display will take to the main ring later in the afternoon as a part of the Grand Parade at 4:00pm.
Demand for Trade Stand space has already surpassed that seen in previous years and for the first time this year, we have sold out. At the most recent Show, we welcomed over 100 stalls. In 2014, we will welcome over 115!
The children will also have plenty to keep them entertained this year, with giant inflatable slides, hook a duck, dodgems and swingboat stalls as well as various other colourful and exciting attractions including, for the very first time, a Punch and Judy Show! We are also welcoming Jester Jammy to the event for the very first time. He will wander amongst our visitors and provide our guests with plenty of entertainment!
The Dog Show judging will commence at 10:30am. This event is always a popular attraction and we are hoping for a good number of entrants as they all battle it out for the honour of being crowned “Best in Show”.
We are also welcoming members of the Royal British Legion to the Show this year, as well as members from Spilsby Bowls Club and also a display by the Spilsby Branch of the Storm UK Martial Arts Cross Training School. Archery fans will be able to try their luck at ‘hitting the apple’ with help from members of Friskney Bowmen.
Musical entertainment will be provided by members of Kakushigei Taiko, a Japanese Drumming Band – not to be missed, and for the very first time, the Fanfare Big Band. We are delighted that both of these attractions are with us and hope they enjoy their day.
One of the highlights of the day however, will be a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane and Spitfire, which will take place at approximately 3:00pm.
We also have a wide variety of stalls in our Farmers Market, offering specialist foods and services. The ladies from Macmillan will once again offer people the chance to visit their traditional tea room.
The emergency services will also be in attendance with displays by both Spilsby Fire Brigade and Lincolnshire Police.
We have not only broken records on the showground itself! Our Show Programme – your official guide to the event and the town of Spilsby is the biggest one we have ever printed at 140 pages. Copies will be available at both of our entrances and also from the secretary’s caravan.
Our main ring timings have now also been confirmed. There is something for everyone this year!
10:30am – Shire Horse Show Judging starts (Ring A).
10:30 - Dog Show Judging starts (Ring B).
11:00 - Six Mile Road Race starts.
12 noon - Official opening of the 2014 Show by Mr Rod Whiting from BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
12:10pm - Royal British Legion parade featuring various local Standards.
12:30 - Southwold Hunt Hounds.
1:00 - Falconry Display.
1:20 - Storm UK Martial Arts Cross Training School Demonstration.
1:45 - Road Race Winners Presentation.
2:00 - Tractor assault course.
2:30 - Kakushigei Taiko Japanese Drumming Band.
2:50 - Falconry Display.
3:10 - Higashi Judo Club demonstration.
3:30 - Display by Hundleby Equestrian.
4:00 - Grand Parade – Vintage Cars and Motor Cycles, Tractors and Veteran Bicycles.
Followed by Terrier Racing.