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Greater Lincolnshire Events & Festivals

There are numerous events and festivals throughout the year, these are just a few for you to tell visitors about!

Lincoln Christmas Market

Christmas Market

From humble beginnings – a traditional German-style market with 11 stalls in 1982 – Lincoln Christmas Market has become a nationally significant event attracting up to 250,000 visitors every year.

One of the highlights of Lincoln’s calendar, the market takes over uphill Lincoln for four days in December when stalls, rides and other attractions fill the streets and squares in the shadow of the ancient cathedral and castle.

The idea came after a delegation from Lincoln City Council visited a German Christmas market in the city’s twin town of Neustadt an der Weinstraße. Today’s market retains an echo of its Germanic roots but has also developed a Victorian theme with chestnuts roasting alongside the German sausages and Glühwein!

Lincolnshire Show

Events and Festivals

If the Christmas Market is an essential part of Lincoln’s winter festivities then summer wouldn’t be summer without the annual Lincolnshire Show.

With a history spanning more than two centuries the show has long been the highlight of the county calendar, and Lincolnshire is fortunate enough to be one of the few remaining counties which still hold a regular agricultural show of this kind.

The variety of attractions at the show is enormous, ranging from displays of agricultural machinery and livestock showing to showjumping, rural crafts, food and drink, pig racing and dancing sheep!

The show was first staged in 1884 and visited a number of venues around the county before settling at the Lincolnshire Showground north of Lincoln in 1959.