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Welcome to Messingham Show 2023, where we have something for everyone! Here's a sneak peek at what's happening at this year's show:

Horse Competitions - Watch talented horses and their riders compete in various competitions, from show jumping to private carriage.

Live Music on the Main Stage - We are excited to announce that the main stage will be hosting a lineup of some of North Lincolnshire's finest bands, including Luke Todd, In Denial, Hot Soles, and more! From rock to pop, and everything in between, there's something for everyone. So bring your dancing shoes and get ready to sing along to your favourite tunes. The live music will start at 3pm and continue until 9pm, providing hours of entertainment for all ages. Don't miss this chance to see some of the best local talent at the Messingham Show!

FREE Kids Face Painting - Kids will have a blast at our free face painting station, where they can get transformed into their favourite animals or superheroes. Our talented face painters will work their magic to create stunning designs that will put a smile on their faces. So bring your little ones to the face painting station and let their imaginations run wild!

Feet First Circus Skills- Don't miss Adrian Ley, the interactive children's entertainer who will amaze you with his stilt walking, juggling, odd wheel bikes, and balloon tricks - and get you joining in too!

Barton Community Band - Be mesmerized by the award-winning brass band, who have performed on the national stage and will fill the air with music that will get your toes tapping.

Ferrer's Friends Fiddle group - Enjoy the charming tunes played by this group of friends on their fiddles.

Dowse Funfair - For those who love the thrill of rides and games, the Dowse Funfair is a must-visit highlight of the show, featuring the fun house, enormous slide, bungee trampolines, tea cups and more!

Fabdab Inflatables - Kids will have a blast jumping and bouncing on the inflatable attractions provided by Fabdab.

Alpacas & Friends - Get up close and personal with these adorable animals and their furry friends.

Story Corner - Join us in the story corner in the Community Marquee…Fancy coming on a bear hunt? Bring a book to swap in our fabulous book

Top Bins Challenge - for the Football fanatics, we have the top bins challenge!

100% Entertainment - Prepare to be 100% entertained with 100% entertainment

Pilates and Yoga sessions - Give your youngsters some zen time with Emma’s Pilates and Wellbeing, so you can relax too!

Try for your black belt - meet the legendary black belt Master Usher and his team from Messingham Martial Arts and Mini

Play games - The local Scouts, Cubs and Beaver colonies will be there with lots of games to play and activities to join in with

Beer tent and prosecco van - Relax with a refreshing beer, prosecco, or gin, while enjoying the festivities.

Community marquee - Visit the marquee to see the various exhibits and displays from the local community, school and WI. With story corner, demonstrations from Messingham Martial Arts and Emma's Pilates & Wellbeing PLUS activities from the local Scouts and Guides groups. Read more about this here.

The WI - The WI (Women's Institute) will be in the Community Marquee where you can purchase homemade baked goods, crafts, and more, as well as check out the winners in the annual arts, crafts and baking competitions.

Classic cars and motorcycles - Car enthusiasts will love the collection of classic cars and motorcycles on display, including a classic bus provided by Hornsby's.

Land Train - Hop on the land train and take a ride around the showground, seeing all the attractions from a unique vantage point.

Don't miss out on the fun at the Messingham Show - grab your tickets today and get your plans sorted for a GREAT DAY OUT!


As well as all the great line up above, we have this year introduced free-to-use family picnic tables - Bring your own picnic and enjoy a relaxing lunch at one of our free family picnic tables. Or grab something delicious from one of the many food vans on offer. Please note that alcohol in any volume is not permitted on the premises. Bag searches will take place on entry and reentry.

Messingham Show Directors and Committee Members are all unpaid volunteers and endeavour to make show day the best experience it can be for visitors, competitors, and traders. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all with volunteer Stewards, Professional Security Staff, professional Medical Staff, Paramedic Ambulance and on-site Veterinary.