TICKETS FOR 20TH LINCOLNSHIRE’S FESTIVE FOOD AND GIFT FAIR ARE NOW ON SALE
WITH the kids back at school and the nights beginning to draw in, the Lincolnshire Showground has announced the exciting return of one of its most popular annual events, the Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair.
Returning for its 20th event this winter, and with more than 8,000 people expected to attend, the Showground has announced that advance tickets are now on sale – here’s everything you need to know about the festive extravaganza.
When is it?
Saturday 27 November and Sunday 28 November. Doors will be open from 9am – 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday. Members of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society will also get an exclusive preview of the Fair on Friday 26 November.
What is the Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair?
The two-day Christmas-themed fair is one of the biggest food festivals in the county, welcoming more than 100 food, gift, and craft exhibitors, fun and educational activities for children, demonstrations by top local chefs and producers and performances from choir groups.
The Food and Gift Fair is one of several events organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, and organisers are preparing for the biggest and busiest fair to date.
Jayne Southall, CEO at Lincolnshire Showground, said: “Preparations are well underway for the Food and Gift Fair, the event offers a perfect burst of festivity to suit all ages and tastes, including foodies, families and Christmas shoppers.
“The fair guarantees to get everybody in the Christmas spirit, as well as serving a great opportunity to increase awareness and celebrate the talent of local brands, as visitors will be able to sample the best of Lincolnshire produce, including famous pork pies, speciality cheese, wine tasting, locally distilled gin, chocolate, fudge and much more.”
“There will also be an array of exciting craft activities for children in Santa’s Workshop – yet to be revealed – so watch this space!”
Are there any changes to the event post-Covid?
This year’s fair will be hosted between the EPIC Centre and outdoor marquees, visitors won’t need to worry about the weather as all stands will be undercover.
Jayne said: “Being one of the most popular festive events in the county and being the event’s 20th outing, we wanted to ensure that we are able operate at our normal attendance levels, with additional safety measures.
“The health and safety of all our visitors has always been a priority, but after the past 18 months it is central to everything the event team are working on. We will be continually monitoring both government guidelines on managing events and our safety procedures in the run-up to the event.”
Can I get something to eat at the Fair?
Yes, we host an array of hot and cold food and refreshments to enjoy whilst browsing the exciting produce on offer including freshly made pizzas, Greek street food, Lincolnshire hot dogs and duck wraps.
Issac Scott from Seven Districts Coffee Roasters commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to be back at the Food and Gift Fair. Christmas was extremely difficult for so many people and businesses last year, so we can’t wait to be reunited with the Lincolnshire community at such a special time of year.
“We’re looking forward to keeping people warm and smiling with some of our best speciality coffee, and we are truly excited to see the event full of people really getting into the festive spirit and enjoying the simple pleasure of celebrating Christmas once again”.
How much are tickets and parking?
Tickets for the Fair can be bought online for £5 each (plus booking fee) in advance and are valid for either day of the event. Tickets will be available on the gate for £6 each.
Under 5’s go free when accompanied by an adult.
Visitors will have access to free parking.
Tickets can be bought online at https://lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/whats-on/event/lincolnshire-food-and-gift-fair-27-11-2021.
Is the Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair suitable for people with mobility issues?
The Showground has disabled toilet facilities and lift access to the first floor of the Epic Centre. All of the event is held indoors and is suitable for visitors with mobility issues.
Can I bring my dog?
As this event is held indoors, we only permit entry for assistance dogs.
Please visit www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk or call 01522 522900 for further details.