As I’m sat writing this post, it’s grey, rainy and pretty miserable outside. These photos from the Lincolnshire Show 2017 take me back to a hot, much sunnier day – just a week ago!

The programme of the 2017 Lincolnshire Show

The Lincolnshire Show is always a highlight in the county calendar, mainly because there is SO MUCH TO SEE! All kinds of animals, livestock, shopping, music, horticulture and food fill the whole of the Lincolnshire Showground for two days. You definitely need a day to fully explore all of what’s on offer.

I started attending back in 2011 for work where I spent most of my days stood on a trade stall, and then in 2014 I had the pleasure of visiting for well, pleasure, for the first time. After missing last year, I was excited to get back to see what the 2017 Show would bring.

Of course, the Main Ring is a must. This is the heart of the Lincolnshire Show, where acts representing each and every section of the event perform to the thousands upon thousands of visitors.

The Scurry Driving Association in the Main Ring at the Lincolnshire Show 2017

The Grand Parade of Livestock in the Main Ring of the Lincolnshire Show 2017 Freestyle motorcross stunt display team, Broke FMX, performing in the Main Ring of the Lincolnshire Show 2017

It’s safe to say the crowd let out a few gasps of shock and big rounds of applause when Broke FMX, a freestyle motorcross stunt display team, took to the Ring.

My personal highlight – and honestly, the star attraction of the Show – is the Parade of Hounds. Partly because there’s always one or two cheeky doggies that get a bit excited and have a happy little wonder around. Mainly because you get to go into the Ring to meet them all! It’s become a bit of a Lincolnshire Show tradition and I love it.

The Parade of Hounds take to the Main Ring of the Lincolnshire Show 2017.

The Parade of Hounds in the Main Ring of the Lincolnshire Show 2017.

I feel like every time I visit I discover a new part of the Show. This year I definitely spent more time with the animals and by the Countryside Ring.

A Show Jumping display in the Equine Arena at the Lincolnshire Show 2017

Sheep in the Livestock and Countryside Area of the Lincolnshire Show 2017

A Cow resting in the Livestock and Countryside Area of the Lincolnshire Show 2017.

This was a new discovery for me…

Giant tortoises in the Countryside Area of the Lincolnshire Show 2017

… as was the Dog & Duck Show. Super cute.

The Dog and Duck Show in the Countryside Ring of the Lincolnshire Show 2017.

Then, there was the Lincolnshire Beekeepers’ Association Marquee. Sadly, I missed the live bee beard display (ouch!) but I did get to see the Lincoln Beekeeper Baron. Everything about this tent, from the fresh honey and the crafts to the flags, just screamed Lincolnshire.

Inside the Lincolnshire Beekeepers' Association marquee at the Lincolnshire Show 2017.

The Lincoln Beekeeper Baron on display at the Lincolnshire Show 2017

Finally, I took a stroll to the Horticulture Area, which is just beautiful. If you need a place to have a minute and unwind, this is it.

The Horticulture Area at the Lincolnshire Show 2017

Inside the Horticulture Area of the Lincolnshire Show 2017

A display of Fly Trap Plants within the Horticulture Area of the Lincolnshire Show 2017

Just look at the artwork!

A piece of floral art in the Horticulture Area of the Lincolnshire Show 2017.

A floral hat piece of art at the Lincolnshire Show 2017.

If you get the chance to visit, you must get to the Food Court for a Lincolnshire Red Burger or a Lincolnshire Sausage bun. The food is one of the best parts of the whole event! Then, take a look and see who’s cooking in the Lincolnshire Kitchen.

Chefs demonstrating in the Food Court's Kitchen Demonstration area of the Lincolnshire Show 2017

Fudge and food stalls in the Food Court of the Lincolnshire Show 2017.

Freshly baked bread at the Lincolnshire Show 2017

Local Lincolnshire Honey from the Lincolnshire Beekeepers' Association at the Lincolnshire Show 2017.

Already, the dates are set for the Lincolnshire Show 2018 – get the 20th and 21st June in your diary now! In the meantime, look out for more updates from the Lincolnshire Show Team over on their website. Have a read of my posts from 2014 and 2015 too.

Thanks for reading!