A relatively new event to Lincolnshire is the spectacular SO Festival, which takes place in Skegness and the surrounding area every summer. Attracting around 80,000 visitors annually, SO Festival is a feast for the eyes and ears with acrobats, dancers, musicians and art installations.
For those who love words and reading the Wolds Words Festival, held annually in October, features readings by authors and poets, writing courses, stand-up comedy, craft-making and theatre performances in Louth and the surrounding area. A similar event takes place every autumn in Lincoln: the Lincoln Book Festival.
Cadwell Park, a picturesque motor racing circuit hidden away in the Lincolnshire Wolds, stages many events throughout the year, and the Amateur Motorcycle Association hold the annual Skegness Beach Race in November attracting more than 20,000 spectators.
Nearby Louth stages a notable event in July: the Zero Degrees Festival celebrates culture, comedy, music, sport and community and culminates in the annual Louth Food Festival. Here visiting foodies can sample an amazing array of Lincolnshire produce.
Those who are looking for something more out of the ordinary could try the annual Woodhall Spa 40s Festival, where visitors dress up and step back in time for retro concerts, vintage stalls and bus rides. North Thoresby also hosts a 1940s weekend with stalls, vintage coaches, dancing in the square and an evening dinner dance.
Grantham, the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, has created Gravity Fields, a unique festival of science, arts and heritage events exploring the physical sciences and celebrating one of the world’s greatest thinkers.
Other popular festivals around the county include the Lincolnshire Sausage Festival in October, Heckington Show, the largest village show in England and Mablethorpe’s Bathing Beauties Festival held every September.