The Great Yorkshire Show - England's Premier Agricultural Event

Tuesday 12 - Thursday 14 July 2016

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The Great Yorkshire Show is one of the best days out in Yorkshire. To help you enjoy your day, browse the list of questions to find answers to some of the commonly asked questions.

If you need further assistance, please visit the "Contact us" section.

Can I bring my dog to the Great Yorkshire Show?

Dogs are extremely sensitive to heat, and even on a mildly warm day they can quickly overheat if they are left in cars or made to take part in unnecessary exertion! So with this in mind we operate a strictly no dog policy, be kind to your dog and leave it at home as only registered assistance dogs will be allowed on the Showground. Think of your dog and don’t leave it in the car as they can die if left unattended even in the shade with windows left open and water available.

I am interested in becoming a member of the Great Yorkshire Show - where can I find information?

Membership to the Yorkshire Agricultural Society provides the following benefits at this year's Great Yorkshire Show - free admission to all parts of the Show, preferential car parking, use of Members' facilities and much more. For more information on membership please visit the Society website, email or call 01423 541000 for further details and an application form.

What are the opening times of the Show?

Opening Times are: Tuesday & Wednesday 7.30am - 7.30pm, Thursday 7.30am - 6.30pm (last card/cash admission 5pm)

What are the ticket prices for 2016?

Find a full list of both advance and gate prices for the Great Yorkshire Show here.

When ordering tickets online why I am not prompted for which day I wish to attend.

Advance tickets are valid for any one day, giving you flexibility when planning your visit to the Show.

Can I camp during the Great Yorkshire Show?

Pitches for camping are only available for exhibitors and staff at the Great Yorkshire Show and spaces are limited. There are alternative camp sites close to the Showground click here to check availability with Visit Harrogate.

Do I have to pay for car parking at the Great Yorkshire Show?

Car parking at the Great Yorkshire Show is free of charge.  There will be a number of car parking stewards to direct you to a parking space on your approach to the Showground.

What are the dates for the Great Yorkshire Show 2016?

The 158th Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 12 - Thursday 14 July 2016.

What are the dates for the Great Yorkshire Show 2017?

The 159th Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 July 2017.

What are the dates for the Great Yorkshire Show 2018?

The 160th Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 July 2018.

When can I buy Great Yorkshire Show tickets in advance?

Advance online ticket sales commence from 1 March 2016 and cease on 6 July 2016, with e-ticket sales ending on 10 July 2016. Click here to find details on ticket prices and outlets.

How do I find the entry closing dates?

This information can be found in the Livestock & Entries section, where all the entry closing dates are listed. Schedules and Entry Forms are also available for download from these pages.

Is there a Members' dress code?

Members are courteously reminded that access to the Members' areas at the Great Yorkshire Show requires appropriate dress, i.e. smart attire (no shorts and T-shirts). Your co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

I would like to purchase a picture taken at the Great Yorkshire Show 2014. How can I do this?

Pictures taken at the Great Yorkshire Show 2015 can be purchased from our photographers website.

Are there baby changing facilities available?

Baby changing facilities can be found in the Food Hall, Garden Show Hall and the rotunda toilets behind the Main Ring Grandstand.

Vacancies at the Great Yorkshire Show - I am interested in applying for temporary jobs during the Great Yorkshire Show. How do I apply?

Download an application form here for temporary work at the Great Yorkshire Show 2016.  Please return the completed application form to Jayne Dyer.

Do you offer reduced rates for groups visiting the Great Yorkshire Show?

Group discounts are available for groups of 15+. Flexible payment options are also available for Coach Operators. For more details contact Sally Wall or call 01423 546218. Discounts are also available for School Parties, contact Di Kirkman or call 01423 546283.

How can I find out more about the Discovery Zone?

The Discovery Zone is the place within the show where all members of the family can explore in a practical, interactive way the important messages of the day such as Healthy Living, The Environment and The Countryside.  Click here for a full list of exhibitors or find out more about our Educational activities on the Yorkshire Agricultural Society website.

What should Hospitality guests wear?

Hospitality guests should dress smartly - but there is no need to wear a tie. We request that guests wear shoes not trainers.

I'm thinking to requesting a days absence for my child from school to visit the Great Yorkshire Show. What should I do?

Following updated guidance from the Department of Education, some head teachers are taking a tougher line on authorising children’s absences, with some refusing all requests. Disappointingly, for some this includes attending the Great Yorkshire Show.

As an agricultural charity which runs educational activities year round for young people, we strongly believe that a day at the Great Yorkshire Show is not only educational, but unique.   It is England’s premier agricultural show and provides an unrivalled opportunity for young people to see first-hand the best of British farming and the countryside – whether it is the story of wool, the role of supermarkets in the supply chain or simply seeing the thousands of animals, from tiny chicks through to prize winning bulls.  The “Discovery Zone” is specifically aimed at children covering healthy living, the environment and the countryside. Furthermore, the show is very much a part of the region’s fabric and tradition and gives a strong sense of place.

More than 5,000 children continue visit the show in organized school groups, endorsing our view that is educational and worthwhile – it is not to be put in the same category as a week’s holiday in the sun.

We sincerely hope that head teachers will bear this in mind when the request forms arrive on their desks.

Can I book a child in to Hospitality?

For the comfort of all our guests and enjoyment of our facilities, children, under the age of 18, are not permitted in the Hospitality area.

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