June’s Venue of the Month – The Lincolnshire Showground

About The Lincolnshire Showground

Home of the historical Lincolnshire Show, this incredibly diverse venue is so much more than just a showground. For more than 125 years the venue has been a pinnacle within the community, providing the perfect space and flexibility for a whole host of events. With 270 acres of multi functional space, and based just four miles north of Lincoln city centre, the team are proud to host hundreds of diverse and exciting events each and every year, gaining a well deserved reputation for both organising and hosting outstanding occasions.Here at CGC, we’re immensely proud to have been catering exclusively within the Showground’s on-site building’s since 2011, but even more so to have have been catering for dinners and events for over 20 years, and one of the region’s annual calendar highlights, The Lincolnshire show, for over 30 years!

CGC’s stand out events at the Showground

Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner 2014 & 2016

An event to raise awareness of the four rural charities involved; The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Lincolnshire Rural Support Network, Lincolnshire Chaplaincy Services and Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. We worked alongside celebrity chef Simon Rimmer who designed a bespoke menu for the occasion, served to 520 guests. In 2016 we worked with Winteringham Fields chef patron, Colin McGurran, to deliver the same event where guests were treated to exciting new twists on macaroni cheese and plum loaf! This event saw the beginning of a long and now award winning partnership with ourselves and Colin at Beverley Racecourse.

Elton John live 2016

One of the most recognised, most decorated and bestselling British artists of all time, Elton John performed a one-off show on his Wonderful Crazy Night tour at the Lincolnshire showground which saw a crowd of 17,000 attend and 500 hospitality diners, catered for by us, which included picnic platters for the Crocodile Rock fans and a 3 course dinner with a 4 course dinner for VIPs.

The Lincolnshire Show


Although CGC has been around as long as the Lincolnshire show has been at the Showground (the showground has been the show’s home since 1959) we have been catering at the event for over 30 years (an achievement in itself) providing them with various catering provisions from members dining, the vice presidents lounge and bar to the hospitality packages and the stockman’s marquee.

Venue capacities and styles of events

Key facts about the Showground:

  • 5 miles from Lincoln Central Station
  • 30 miles from Robin Hood Airport
  • 142 free car parking spaces

The venue at a glance

The venue in more detail

The EPIC Centre

3 exhibition halls | 6 meeting rooms | Fully equipped kitchen | Dining for 1,200 | Built in AV and wifi | Unlimited free parking

Exhibition Hall

1,314 square meters | Multi functional space | Own entrance | Toilet facilities | Spacious front lounge | Wi-fi

Tennyson Pavilion

Stand alone, modern building | 60 square meters | Built-in kitchen facilities | Patio doors | Plenty of natural daylight

3 Events you could host at the Showground

Large Weddings

The fully licensed Epic Centre offers the largest wedding venue space in the county, making it ideal for weddings of as little as 300 right up to 1,000 seated guests. With two main halls, a central hall plus the option to partition your wedding celebrations into key areas, the Epic is host to dozens of large weddings for families needing substantial space and flexibility.

A concert

The Lincolnshire Showground can offer more than 200 acres of historic showground and 3,000 square metres of indoor events space – making it the largest open-air concert, festival or comedy venue in the county. What’s more, it has the infrastructure and a team with extensive experience in catering for live music and entertainment events of any size. Home to a number of different access routes and entry/exit points across the showground, six outdoor toilet blocks and toilet facilities in the Epic Centre, Exhibition Hall and Tennyson Pavilion and car parking space for 13,000.

An outdoor event

With 270 acres of multi functional space and based just four miles north of Lincoln city centre, The Lincolnshire Showground is host to hundreds of different diverse and exciting events each and every year. Equine and livestock events, rallies and vehicle shows, sporting events and festivals, there aren’t many events you can’t hold at The Lincolnshire Showground.

Contact information

Keep up to date with all of The Lincolnshire Showground’s upcoming events by visiting the website, and following their social media channels below.


Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln LN2 2NA




01522 522 900


Facebook: @LincolnshireShowground