How much did the Lambeth Country Show 2017 cost to organise?

Lambeth Country Show remained free in 2017 for all to enjoy over the two days, attracting 150,000 visitors across the two days with 300 traders and exhibitors split across 10 zones in Brockwell Park.

The cost to facilitate the Country Show is increasing year on year. Total expenditure in 2017 was £690,909.71. Organisers secured income from concession sales and small sponsorship packages to the value of £322,629.16. Additional income was obtained in the form of cash donations during the event with a total of £10,000.09 collected. This income is offset against the total expenditure and Council budget is assigned each year to pay for the shortfall. The total cost to the council in 2017 was £358,280.46. With an attendance of 150,000 people, this amounts to a cost of £2.39 per person.

A copy of the final budget is available to view online: LCS 2017 Final Budget. Please note this is a summarised budget due to commercial sensitivities.

If you have any questions regarding the Country Show, please don’t hesitate to contact the team: