Great Yorkshire Show 2017
The Great Yorkshire Show features the best of British farming and is England’s premier agricultural show. Held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate it gives first-hand experience of agriculture and rural life through demonstrations and exhibitions as well as a ‘not to be missed’ insight into the very latest in the agricultural industry.
Organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), it is held each July and attracts around 130,000 visitors over the three days. Dates for the 2017 event are Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 July which will be the 159th show.
This year visitors are in for a special equine extravaganza with Main Ring displays each day from Yorkshire-based Atkinsons Action Horses - the team behind the equine stars in the two hugely successful TV series, “Poldark” and also “Victoria”.
Tickets for 2017 will be available to purchase (both online and by phone) from 1 March 2017.
HRH The Prince of Wales is the Society’s Patron and is a frequent visitor along with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. Over the years the event has attracted many royal visitors including Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Stars of stage and screen can often be spotted amongst the crowds, as well as Government ministers and leaders of industry.
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society runs a number of events at the showground across the year including:
Springtime Live: Monday 1 May 2017 – with lots of hands-on activities particularly aimed at young families.
Countryside Live: Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October 2017 – the Great Yorkshire Show’s little sister event.
NB: The Great Yorkshire Show website will be updated with 2017 details during January 2017.