The hugely popular Spilsby Show is due to return for its 40th birthday on Sunday 13 July, with gates opening at 10am at the Ancaster Avenue Playing Fields.
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 and as a result this year, it celebrates its 40th birthday, becoming one of the most popular events in the local calendar.
The show gives local charities and organisations the opportunity to make people aware of their good work. This year, to celebrate its special anniversary, a whole host of attractions will be attending providing everyone with a huge array of entertainment. There are vintage vehicles, tractors, oil engines, model and craft marquees as well as dozens of trade stands. Also returning is the hugely popular Shire Horse Show, Companion Dog Show and 6 mile road race.
A wide variety of events also take place in the main ring, with displays from local organisations, birds of prey and the very popular Grand Parade – when many vintage exhibits take to the main ring riding around in front of the crowds. There is also musical entertainment by the Fanfare Big Band and the Japanese Drumming Band Kakushigei Taiko.
The organisers are also welcoming displays by local history groups and the Royal British Legion, as well as a number of charity stands. The show also has a popular Farmers Market, promoting locally sourced goods and a wide variety of other specialist products. There is fun for all the family, including an expanded fairground section with slides, face painters, rides, archery, fun competitions and this year, for the very first time, a Punch and Judy Show!
The Spilsby Show – a great day out for all of the family.
The Show will also feature a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane and Spitfire.
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 opened by Rod Whiting from BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the vintage vehicle sections will be judged by Alan Stennett.
Entry is still only £3 for adults and £2 for children/concessions. Don’t miss the big birthday party, it promises to be a memorable day!