Tractors and Combine Harvesters at LAMMA 2012
Last week over 40,000 visitors and 4,000 exhibitors were at Newark Showground for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers’ Association Show (LAMMA).
The event started out at the showground near Newark back in 1998 with a fledgling offer of 105 stands, and since it moved to the venue, has since grown seven fold in the last 14 years.
This year there were 750 stands across the 65 acres of Newark Showground with 66 stands taken up from overseas countries including France, Belgium, USA, Canada, Holland, Germany, Austria, Eire, Poland and Spain.
The show offers the industry the chance to get together and see leading farm machinery equipment and gives businesses the opportunity to seek out and sell farming services. The show is estimated to inject £3.4 million into the local economy with exhibitors booking accommodation as far away as Doncaster, Nottingham and Lincoln.
The record figures for the LAMMA show is a true success story for Newark Showground which also offers 11 halls for covered space as well as the open areas available for exhibitors.
Owned by the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society, the showground also hosts the Newark and Notts County Show, which this year takes place on the 12 and 13 May 2012.
At the show you’ll get the chance to see Sheep Racing, Dog Displays, Show Jumping and an Antique Village. The show attracts around 45,000 visitors each year and is certain to be a highlight.
Another great event at the showground is the bimonthly, Newark International Antiques & Collector Fair. Again, this is one of the biggest events in the UK in it’s sector and the perfect place to pop along and to pick up a rarity.
Being a Nottinghamshire attraction, an obvious new arrival is the Robin Hood Game and Country Show, which takes place this year on 13-14 October.
The showground is conveniently located just off the A1 and only 75 minutes from London’s Kings Cross station, making the connection network a very attractive proposition for both exhibitors and visitors.
It was the LAMMA Show however that has recently took the plaudits with a mention on Chris Evans Radio 2 Breakfast Show who asked news reporter Moira Stewart where she’d rather be, and she chose Newark!