Town set for ‘bumper’ Spilsby Show

Visitors enjoying themselves at a previous year's Spilsby Show.
Visitors enjoying themselves at a previous year's Spilsby Show.

Organisers of this year’s Spilsby Show are hoping for a ‘bumper’ turnout after booking new attractions, celebrity guests and receiving record numbers of stall holders and event participants.

Following last year’s wash-out, the committee has been striving to make 2013 an extra special show with more on offer than ever before.

Maxine Kent's zumba enthusiasts preparing for the Spilsby Show. 'zumba-thon'.

Maxine Kent's zumba enthusiasts preparing for the Spilsby Show. 'zumba-thon'.

“After the disappointment of last year, we are determined to bounce back and have a whole host of new attractions attending,” said publicity manager Brendan Bugg.

“We’re hoping for a bumper year and would like to thank everyone for their support in the build-up to this year’s event.”

This year’s show gets underway from 10am on Sunday and features BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting as the star guest who will be officiating the opening at noon.

“He will be joined by his colleagues in the BBC trailer who will be with us all day. The spokesperson continued. “Rod will be talking to our visitors and perhaps helping out with a few of our events.”

Other notable attractions include a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster Bomber, which is making an appearance for the first time in several years.

The ever-popular road race gets under stater’s orders at 11am and has seen record numbers of entries this time round.

There are also record-breaking 100-plus trade stands, charity stalls and exhibits booked, a ‘huge’ display of vintage vehicles and a zumba-thon in the main ring.

Animal lovers will be able to enjoy falconry displays, terrier racing, a shire horse show and dog show, judging for which starts at 10.30am.

Craft and model marquees will be set-up on site where there will also be a farmers’ market and a tractor assault course.

The Royal British Legion will be presenting a display as well as taking part in a march into the main ring, featuring various local standard.

Emergency services the police and fire brigade will also be making an appearance as will Spilsby Town Council and the BBC.

Organisers say this year’s show programme is the ‘biggest ever printed’ containing details and timings of all the attractions.

Visitors are advised there is no parking at the Ancaster Avenue Showground although a free park and ride service will be operating from around 9.45am from the Vale Road Industrial Estate and King Edward VI Academy car parks.

Entry costs £3 for adults, £2 for children and concessions.

For information visit www.spilsbyshow.co.uk.