Great Yorkshire Show’s Animal Magic as Tickets go on Sale

  1. March 2, 2014 3:51 pm
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So it returns…England’s premier agricultural event, the Great Yorkshire Show and tickets go on sale Monday (3rd March). The Show - which will be the 156th – begins on Tuesday 8th July until Thursday 10th July. It will highlight the best of British farming and country life over the amazing three days and  last year over 135,000 visitors came through the gates to enter the wonderful showground, poised on the edge of Harrogate. Welcoming an array of everything from fashion shows to food tastings, top class show jumping to sheep shearing and pole climbing to name but a few!

Great Yorkshire Show Logo

As usual the main focus of the event is the animals, with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs and horses at the heart of the action always gaining everyone’s attention. More than 1,000 cattle will be competing for the prestigious awards and for the first time in the show’s history there will be classes for British White cattle. This animal is one of the UK’s oldest breeds. Also new to the event and key to watch out for are competitions for female sheep shearers, come on ladies, roll up those sleeves!

The fashion shows will be held four times daily in the Skipton Building Society Pavilion, featuring collections from national high street names as well as from up and coming designers from the region’s colleges. Get your front row seats as soon as you can!

In the Main Ring, Lorenzo, the equestrian dynamo, will entertain the crowds each day and the “pomp and circumstance” will be provided by the Yorkshire Volunteers Band.

Elsewhere the event features:

  • One of Britain’s largest cheese and dairy shows
  • One Man and His Pig competition
  • Food Hall – with superb regional food and drink
  • Cookery Demonstrations
  • International show jumping
  • Demonstrations of country skills including dry stone walling, stick making and pole climbing
  • Great British Pole Climbing Championships
  • Discovery Zone for children

And more than 1,000 trade stands selling everything from tractors to designer clothing.

Tickets are available from 9am Monday 3 March either from the show’s website -, by calling 01423 541222 or in person from the Society’s offices at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Railway Road, Harrogate. HG2 8NZ. There are savings on tickets booked in advance.

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