A list of just some of our fabulous local events for you to plan your visit around. We will update this section as and when more information becomes available so keep checking back.
4th May 2024
Monster trucks, stunt shows, family entertainment, food & drink, celebrities, 1000's of trucks and more! Truckfest has been delivering a great day out since 1983 - and now it's coming to Lincoln!
Taking place at the Lincolnshire Showground this May, visitors of all ages will be amazed by monster trucks and arena stunt shows at this exciting event.
You will have the chance to meet celebrities and children’s characters, take part in exhilarating rides - and see some incredible trucks!
11th May 2024
Nottinghamshire County Show
The Nottinghamshire County Show celebrates the best of Nottinghamshire's agricultural roots within the rural community of the Midlands, celebrating everything from livestock, equine, countryside competitions with trade stands, local food producers and craft stalls.
The show provides a great platform for local and regional businesses to showcase products and services to thousands of visitors, including those within the agricultural community. Being one of the first county shows in the UK events calendar, it is a great opportunity to start off the show season!
It’s your chance to see or even compete in one of our many competitions, enjoy our ‘festival of food’ with carefully selected independent producers of the finest food and drink Nottinghamshire and the Midlands has to offer. With plenty more to see it will be a fantastic day showcasing the best of farming, countryside and rural life.
12th May 2024
Rapha Lincoln Grand Prix
The steep hills of the cobbled Cathedral Quarter will offer an exciting and challenging route for riders again this year, as we welcome the Lincoln Grand Prix back to the city.
This year will be the 68th edition of this iconic event, with both the men and women's races taking place on Sunday 12 May.
The Women's Rapha Lincoln Grand Prix starts at 9.00am from Castle Square and covers 8 laps of the Grand Prix circuit to finish in Castle Square at approximately 12.00 pm.
The Men's Rapha Lincoln Grand Prix starts at 1.00pm from Castle Square and covers 13 laps of the Grand Prix circuit to finish in Castle Square at approximately 4.40 pm .
19th & 20th June 2024
The Lincolnshire Show is one of our county’s flagship events and truly has something for each of the 60,000 visitors to enjoy.
See spectacular entertainment in the Main Ring, shop delicious local produce in the Food Court and explore beautiful blooms, local art and handmade crafts in the Lincolnshire Lifestyle Marquee. Take a seat to watch top chefs in The Lincolnshire Kitchen, immerse yourself in agriculture with a packed timetable of livestock and equine classes and head to the Agricultural Lines to see machinery from past and present.
Our Aviation Zone celebrates Lincolnshire’s rich aviation heritage, and there’s plenty for our younger visitors to see, make and do in the Discovery, Sport and Kids Zones.
20th & 21st July 2024
Lincoln 1940s Weekend
Get on your dancing shoes - the annual 1940s weekend is returning to Lincoln! Visitors and locals alike are invited to step back in time with what’s promising to be two days of fabulous fun.
You can enjoy a fantastic variety of entertainment throughout the weekend, with live performances, theatre, games and craft markets taking place across the city.
Throughout the weekend, a range of exciting events take place across Lincoln, including:
Live 1940s music and dance
Food and drink in the local businesses
Family activities and pop-up street theatre
Vintage Fairground (including a carousel and children’s swing boats!)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast by a Lancaster Bomber
3rd August 2024
East Kirkby Air Show
This is our annual full airshow and is run to help raise funds for the on-going restoration of Avro Lancaster NX611. We have limited tickets to 5,500 so it is vital that you try and buy your tickets early as we sold out last year. We are happy to say that we have been able to secure some of the best displays in the country so the audience should not be disappointed! It is imperative that all those who are planning coming to the event do buy their tickets before hand so that they can gain entry to the site.
We will have re-enactors, Lancaster taxy runs, trade stalls, vintage cars, military vehicles and much more to give you an excellent family day out. Take a look at the news section below for up-to-date information on the ground activities and flying displays.
August 2024 date to be confirmed
The Lincolnshire Steam & Vintage Rally
Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally is held on the Lincolnshire showground in August each year with over 1500 exhibits and a big reputation.
A fun family day out raising money for local charities. Go back to yesteryear and discover the magnificent machinery from Steam Engines Vintage Vehicles & Motorcycles to Tractors & Stationary Engines.
23rd - 26th August 2024
Assylum Steampunk Festival
Over August bank holiday weekend, the cobbled streets of historic Lincoln are transformed with top hats, flying goggles, corsets and flamboyant feathers!
The biggest Steampunk festival in the world will be returning to Lincoln for the bank holiday weekend. Attracting visitors from all over the world, this innovative event celebrates a steam powered world in the late 19th century.
The Lincoln Steampunk Festival will feature a fringe-style programme of art, literature, music, fashion and comedy.
Highlights will include:
Asylum Costume Competition and Parade
The Asylum's Most Splendid Promenade
The Illicit Market
Jet Pack Race
The Great Exhibition
The Wacky Racers and Pararacers
21st September 2024
Collingham & District Agricultural Society Annual Show
Collingham and District Agricultural Society (CDAS) invite you to the annual Collingham Show and Ploughing Match. Situated on the edge of the county of Nottinghamshire, the award-winning village of Collingham is the perfect setting for a traditional, country show.
Held on the third Saturday in September, Collingham Show is proving as popular as ever! The Show retains a strong agricultural identity and has evolved to include a variety of attractions, traders and competitions.
From vintage vehicles to livestock, bouncy castles to tug of war, as well as trade stands, refreshments and horse and pony classes, there really is something for everyone! Attracting crowds of several thousand every year, Collingham Show is definitely worth a visit!
20th - 22nd September 2024
Motorhome & Campervan Show Season Finale
Situated near the historic City of Lincoln, many refer to this show as ‘the big end of season rally’ and meet up with friends they’ve met over the year for one last weekend of Summer fun.
Four nights of live entertainment included in your pitch
New & used motorhomes and campervans for sale, many with show exclusive offers
Browse a variety brands, compare layouts and ask the experts for advice
Your chance to see NEW 2025 models or grab an end of season clearance deal
Archery & axe throwing games and tuition
Northern Soul DJ - Friday & Saturday Evening
28th September 2024
Southwell Ploughing Match & Show
The Southwell Ploughing Match is the largest agricultural one day show in Nottinghamshire, established in 1855 and run by a committee comprising of local business people and rural enthusiasts.
The annual show is held at a different venue every year and represents all the important interests of agriculture from horse ploughing through the vintage years to the modern day tractor, a variety of livestock, static displays and trade stands to suit all tastes. In more recent years horse classes, dog show and the farmers market have been introduced.