Final touches in place ahead of spectacular Spilsby Show

FINAL touches are being put in place for this weekend’s Spilsby Show which last year attracted thousands of people to its festivities.

The event will take place on Sunday, July 8 and visitors can enjoy all the usual fun, entertainment and hundreds of stalls to browse.

Around 4,000 revellers flocked down to the popular show last July when it was hailed as the ‘biggest show to date’.

It takes place each year on Spilsby Playing fields in Ancaster Avenue off Boston Road.

The show’s publicity manager, Brendan Bugg, said: “We’ll have all the usual attractions, from vintage cars, tractors and engines to the shire horse show which we are very proud to have because not too many events have shire horse events any more.”

It is hoped that there will be in excess of 100 craft stalls, and a model marquee and Mr Bugg claims the demand for stalls has been ‘very big’ so far.

“There will be a tug-o-war, a walk-on-water ride, a dog show, a mobile paint-balling stand, and many more. There will be something for everyone and we’ve tried to bring a mix of both modern and classic summer fete events to the show,” added Mr Bugg.

Children will be catered for once again, with face painting stands, fairground rides, children’s entertainers, bungee runs and water rides,

“This year, we will also see the return of the popular six mile affiliated road race, which had in excess of 100 entrants last year,” continued Mr Bugg.

“People come from all around down to enter this, from Nottingham, Doncaster and more

“Each year, it has steadily grown,” he added.

The Royal British Legion will also put on a parade as well as the Skegness Silver Band, which will be providing music.

In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the RBL last year, organisers selected the charity to be one of the recipients of funds raised at the show, as well as 30-35 other local needy charities.

Organisers have also decided to award funds to Nottingham and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance Trust as the main benefactor from the show this year.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting will once again start proceedings at the Spilsby Recreation Ground at 10am and the event will run through until around 5pm.

Tickets cost £3 for adults and £2 for children and concessions. For further details about the show visit www.spilsbyshow.co.uk and remember to visit the Skegness Standard’s website during and after the event for all coverage.