Annual Events

Annual Events

  • Every year the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, founded in 1869, stages the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show. It is held on the Wednesday and Thursday of the last whole week of June at its showground, a few miles north of Lincoln on the A15. First held around the year 1884, it is one of the largest agricultural shows in the country, and is attended by around 100,000 people over its two days. Smaller local agricultural shows are really worth going to, including the Heckington Show, Woodhall Spa Show, Revesby Show and many more.
  • On the Monday before Easter, an unusual auction takes place in Bourne to let the grazing rights of the Whitebread Meadow. Bidding takes place while two boys race toward the Queen’s Bridge in Eastgate, the end of which dash is equivalent to the falling of the gavel. The whole affair dates back to the 1742 will of William Clay.
  • The Haxey Hood competition takes place every January, as it has for over 700 years.
  • Metheringham Fayre & Feast, associated with Saint Wilfred took place in the last full week of October to mark the end of the harvest. Although it died out in the 1960s it was brought back to life again in the 1980’s by Michael Credland and has been running ever since. The special dish is stuffed chine (bacon stuffed with parsley).
  • Many villages hold annual Scarecrow Festival in May every year.
  • Barrow-on-Humber has introduced a Wheelbarrow Trail in support of ‘Better Barrow’ which includes decorated wheelbarrows throughout the town. Although only initiated in 2013 it is set to become an annual tradition.
  • Lincoln Christmas Market, a traditional Christmas market throughout historic uphill area of the city, has been held at the beginning of December.
  • The Spalding Flower Parade is held in late spring every year. Colourful floats decorated with tulip heads compete for a cup. The tradition was started in 1959 and draws coach tours from across Britain.

What people say about us

  • After months planning a wedding, this has been the perfect relaxing honeymoon we were after.  The entire week has been wonderful...

    S & P March 2015
  • The Hayloft is simply beautiful, so peaceful & cosy.  We spent the days visiting Woodhall Spa and walking and the nights drinking wine by the log burner playing board games, not to mention soaking in that AMAZING bath!!!

    G & T February 2015
  • The Bothy was such a lovely place to 'chill' and relax!  Thank you for making our stay a home from home, with all little extra touches added in!  The first night dinner was super and the crumble was amazing!!

    S & I February 2015
  • Wow - what an amazing time we have had.  Stumbled across this gem on tripadvisor and you deserve all of the praise you get & more!

    S & C February 2015
  • Wow, what a place!  Stephen and I needed a hideaway for a few nights, which would be like a home from home, and we found it with you.  What taste you have Sherry, it was like living in 'Country Living Magazine'!

    S & C January 2015
  • We have made the Hayloft our annual treat to escape and chill.  This is our 4th visit now and each time we love it more.

    T, S, J & A December 2015
  • Practically Perfect in Every Way...  Thank you.

    C & C November 2014
  • From a bottle of wine to bath robes - we really could not have wanted for anything else!  The highlight might have been the bath - it was amazing!!!!  The Bothy really and truly exceeded our expectations and we could not have imagined how delightful a stay it could be!

    L & E November 2015
  • The Bothy is quiet, cosy and quirky.

    T & C October 2015
  • Our third here at the Bothy (and 3 times in the Hayloft!); a wonderful few days of autumn sunshine. Walks on the Fens, the Wolds and along the beach. The garden here is a perfect sun trap, warm enough to enjoy breakfast each morning. I love the warmth and distinctive smell here - it will keep bringing us back to the perfect place for recovery.  Thank you, as always... PS The flowers were beautiful!

    C & B September 2015