Events

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.

22nd and 23rd June 2022

Lincolnshire Show

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. 

 

https://lincolnshireshow.co.uk/

4th - 8th August 2022

Lincoln Cathedral Flower Festival

The Lincoln Cathedral Flower Festival, celebrating 950 years of Lincoln Cathedral, the visionaries who built it and those who followed, changing our lives throughout history.

 

The theme of this year's flower festival is 'Vision'. Stunning displays will blossom in every area of the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral, bringing it to life in a unique and inspiring way.

 

The festival will celebrate the life and works of St Hugh of Lincoln, as well as many other notable visionaries whose ideas and actions have shaped the world we live in and changed our lives.

 

The incredible displays at the Lincoln Flower Festival 2022 will cover poetry, theatre, film and fashion, alongside history, exploration and invention. Floral creations will range from the Mayflower landing - to the moon landing!

 

https://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/flower-festival-at-lincoln-cathedral

6 August 2022

East Kirkby Air Show

Annual full airshow run to help raise funds for the on-going restoration of Avro Lancaster NX611.  Re-enactors, Lancaster taxy runs, trade stalls, vintage  cars, Military vehicles and much more to give you an excellent family  day out.

 

https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/events/Special-Events/east-kirkby-air-show-6th-august-2022.htm

20th and 21st August 2022

The Lincolnshire Steam and 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.

 

https://lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/whats-on/event/lincolnshire-steam-vintage-rally-17-08-2019

23rd and 24th July 2022

Lincoln 1940s Weekend

Experience the spirit of 1940s Britain with two days of vintage  performances, activities and displays in Lincoln's historic Cathedral  Quarter.

 

Get on your dancing shoes! 2022 will see the return of the the annual 1940s weekend in Lincoln.
 

There will be a packed schedule of entertainment on throughout the weekend, featuring live music, singing and dancing. 

 

https://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/lincoln-1940s-weekend

26 - 29 August 2022

Assylum Steampunk Festival

The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the Solar System, attracting participants from around the globe.

Held August Bank Holiday weekend in Lincoln's historic quarter, around Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, it's an absolute feast of gorgeous and outragious costumes with thousands of splendidly dressed Steampunks enjoying a festival which strives to combine art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun.   

 

Take a wander around whilst the Asylum Steampunk Festival is on just to see the spectacle for yourself....you never know....you might end up joining in next year.


Stay at our CL August Bank Holiday weekend and you will see some of our visitors in costume before they depart for the festivities.

 

https://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/lincoln-steampunk-festival

15th October 2022

Lincoln Sausage Festival

October is the month that the merry folk of Lincoln tuck  into more than 30,000 bangers at the Lincoln Sausage Festival, held in  the glorious setting of the medieval Lincoln Castle and its cobbled  streets. There will be stalls offering all types of produce, including  Lincolnshire sausages to take away or enjoy in the comfort of your own  home.

 

A myriad of stalls fill the castle’s grounds and the nearby Castle  Square. Entry is free for children and costs only £1 for adults.

https://www.farminguk.com/country-shows-and-events/lincoln-sausage-festival_1706.html

5th & 6th Novembber 2022

Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show

Join us at Newark Showground for the UK’s biggest vintage tractor show. A two-day event showcasing hundreds of vintage tractors, commercial vehicles, military and stationary engines from across the UK and Europe. For vintage vehicle enthusiasts and hobbyists, it’s a show you won’t want to miss.  There will be more than 900 exhibitors and you will be able to browse a fantastic range of vintage tractors and machinery, and trade stands selling vintage spare parts and equipment.

https://www.newarkshowground.com/whats-on/newark-vintage-and-heritage-tractor-show/

26th & 27th November 2022

Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair

Held at Lincolnshire Showground you can shop unique  gifts, handmade crafts and delicious treats with exhibitors and pick up  everything you need for your Christmas celebrations. 

The annual event, held across two indoor halls and with free car  parking, promises Christmas treats and festive inspiration for all of  the family. 

https://lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/whats-on/event/lincolnshire-food-gift-fair-26-11-2022

1 - 4 December 2022

Lincoln Christmas Market

The Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the UK’s largest and one of the most popular in Europe, famous for its stalls and  historic location.

 

The fantastic festive atmosphere of the Market is the perfect way to  get you in the mood for Christmas, with more than 280 stalls spread  across the cultural quarter of the City; from the famous Bailgate area,  spanning around our beautiful Cathedral, running through Lincoln Castle and along the quaint cobbled streets.

 

Come and enjoy what the Lincoln Christmas Market has to offer. It’s a  great way to kick off your Christmas celebrations and get into the  festive spirit with loved ones, family and friends. We hope you enjoy!

 

If  you would like to visit Lincoln Christmas Market we do suggest you book  ahead.  Pitches at our CL for Christmas Market weekend are usually booked over a year in advance.

 

https://thelincolnchristmasmarket.co.uk/