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Events in Lincolnshire
Here are the events in Lincolnshire Autumn 2008. There are lots of things for the whole family to enjoy together and some special events for just the children.
Events in Lincolnshire Autumn 2008
Festivals and Fairs
This year the Epworth Festival of the Plough will be on Sunday, September 21st at High Burnham Farm in the heart of the Isle of Axholme. Activities begin at 10 am and go until 4 pm. You will see ploughing matches, farming equipment displays, vintage rallies, terrier racing, and traditional dancing and music. There will be trade stands and craft exhibitions.
The seventh annual Spalding Pumpkin Festival will be 10th October 2008 in the town centre. Beginning at 10 am there will be street entertainment, market stalls, pumpkin foods, a pumpkin parade at 6:30 pm followed by a fireworks display.
The 770th annual Corby Glen Sheep Fair will be held Saturday, 4th October through Monday, 6th October. The sheep sale, the oldest in Britain will be held on 6th October.
The village provides free entertainment and family fun including:
- Sheep racing (human)
- Terrier racing
- Fun Fair
- Children's Entertainers
- Market Stalls
- Village Parade
- Brass Band & Folk Band
- Vintage Vehicles & Cycles
- Steam vehicles display
- Birds of Prey
- Vintage cars
- Morris Dancers
Corby Glen is located 12 miles south of Grantham on the A151.
Events in Lincolnshire 2008
Music and Dance
Enjoy the beautiful gardens at Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding with an outdoor concert by the City of Lincoln Band on Sunday, September 7th. The concert is from 2 pm to 4 pm. Bring your own seating and a picnic. Please do not bring glass into the garden. Admission is free.
See T. Rextasy - The Ultimate Dedication to Marc Bolan at the Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre on September 20th. The concert begins at 8 pm. The doors and bar open at 7:15 pm. You can get tickets at Sukies 01780 754829 or Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203.
The Johnny Cash Story with Roger Dean and his band will be at The Burtey Fen Collection in Pinchbeck on 5th October 2008. The concert starts at 2:30 pm. Advance tickets only. £12 Call 01775 766081.
Lincoln's Morris Dancing Festival will be on 6th September 2008 at various venues throughout the city.
Visit Stamford on September 13 and 14, 2008 for Arts, Crafts, and Blues on Bedford Street. Listen to The Blues as you shop at the 85 craft and artisan stalls. Saturday 12 pm-9pm & Sunday 12 pm-6pm.
Saturday, September 13 - Blues
2:00 Doug Wahlberg Band
3:30 Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos
5:00 The Lustre Kings
6:30The Levon Helm Band
Sunday, Sept. 14 With a Touch of Jazz
Presented by J.P. Morgan Chase
1:30 Ralph Lalama Quartet
3:30 The Galvanized Jazz Band
Visit Tattershall Castle for an afternoon of folk music on September 21st. The gates open at 11 am. The music begins at 2 pm and ends at 5 pm. You don't need to book. Normal Admission Charges.
Belvoir Castle presents 'A Taste of Opera' with The Candlelight Opera Company singing music from the best known operas. If you would like a private tour of the State Apartments in the castle, arrive at 5 pm. Tickets are £24.50 for the concert and £35 for the optional dinner afterwards. For more information and to book tickets telephone the box office - 0844 561 1921.
Events in Lincolnshire Autumn 2008
Enjoy Pumpkin Day at Normanby Hall Country Park on Sunday, 26th of October. See the pumpkins and gourds at Spooky Farm Museum and bring your biggest home-grown pumpkin or your own decorated pumpkin for the competitions. Judging is at 2:30 pm. Hours are from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Have a fright of a night on the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway on 31st October & 1st November- Halloween Trains. Dress in fancy dress so you will fit in with the other goblins and ghosts. Prior booking is required. Tel: 01472 604657. The Lakeside Station is approximately three quarters of a mile to the west of Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes.
Enjoy being scared at Horrible Halloween in the Woods at Chambers Wood Farm in Wragby. Begins at 6:30 pm and goes until 9:30 pm on Halloween night. The admission is £2 per person. Go to Wragby Forestry Commission Chambers Farm Wood & Education Centre Hoop Lane nr Wragby. For more information telephone 01526 399943.
Go on a Brigg Ghost Walk Friday, 31st October. The walk begins at 7:30 pm. Meet at The White Horse Pub on Wrawby Street. Tickets are £3. For more information phone 01652 657053.
Wear your costume on the Epworth Junior Ghost Walk on Halloween night. Listen to stories about Epworth's scary history. Tickets are £4 and there are prizes for the best costumes. For more information phone 01427 873947.
Are you brave enough to venture into a graveyard on Halloween night? If you think you are, join the Epworth Ghost Walk. Meet at the Axholme Arts on Queen Street at 7:45 pm. This is not recommended for children under 10 years of age. Tickets are £5. This will also take place on Saturday, November 1st. Book your spot 01427 873947.
Now for the really scary stuff - Horror at Lincoln Drill Hall! Watch "The Shining" 31st October if you dare. This is a movie adaptation of a novel by Steven King and it is scary. The snow scenes were shot at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood in Oregon USA which is where I used to live. I never really felt comfortable in Timberline Lodge again after seeing this. This film is not really recommended for young children. The tickets are £5 and the show starts at 8:30 pm in the Main Auditorium. Get your tickets from the Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office. Phone: 01522 873 894.
I hope you enjoy these Events in Lincolnshire Autumn 2008.
See past Lincolnshire Events pages:,
Lincolnshire Events Summer 2008
Lincolnshire Events Spring 2008
Events in Lincolnshire 2007
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