The Lambeth Country Show remained free in 2017 for all to enjoy. The cost of producing a show of this scale is increasing each year for various reasons such as health & safety, security, crowd management and medical cover. We have published a full budget to demonstrate how public money is spent on the show.
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.
You can also view summarised budgets for the show dating back to 2014: LCS 2014-17 Final Budgets.
A summarised budget for Lambeth Country Show 2018 will be available in due course after full reconciliation of this year’s event.
If you have any questions regarding the Country Show, please don’t hesitate to contact the team: firstname.lastname@example.org