FAQ's at The Great Yorkshire Show


Please find below some of most asked questions. For any other questions please do keep an eye on our website as we will be updating this regularly, or use the contact us page and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

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Can I bring my dog to the Great Yorkshire Show?

Although we love dogs, we operate a strict no dogs policy for visitors (apart from assistance dogs or those competing).

Here’s why:

  • 35,000 visitors attend the show each day meaning most main avenues are very crowded and unsuitable for visitors walking dogs.
  • Over 8,500 animals including livestock and horses are on the showground, some of whom can be agitated by dogs and vice versa.
  • Unfortunately not all dog owners clear up dog waste after them which could present a hygiene issue for other visitors.
  • Dogs are not allowed to remain in cars in the car parks due to the risk of heat exhaustion, the same if they were walking around the showground on hot days.
  • Be kind to your dogs, leave them at home.
Will the cattle sheds be open to the public?

The cattle sheds will be open to the public apart from when showing & judging is taking place.

What are the dates for the 2024 Great Yorkshire Show?

The 165th Great Yorkshire Show will be held from Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 July 2024.

Can I bring a picnic to the Great Yorkshire Show?

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to the Great Yorkshire Show. However, we ask that you refrain from consuming your own food in the catering areas.

Large quantities of alcohol will be confiscated by the gate staff.

What are the dates for the 2025 Great Yorkshire Show?

The 166th Great Yorkshire Show will be held from Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 July 2025.

Will we be able to buy tickets from Morrisons?

Unfortunately not this year, as ticket numbers are capped and are now day specific. Tickets will be available to purchase online or by calling our ticket hotline 01423 541222 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) as from 1st November 2022.

Will we be able to advance book seats in the Grandstand?

Grandstand seating will be available to book online for 2024 as from 1st November 2023.

Can I get a refund on tickets purchased?

Tickets for the Great Yorkshire Show are non-refundable, however we have partnered with TicketSwap as our official ticket reseller. Selling tickets anywhere other than Ticketswap is strongly discouraged.

If you are experiencing issues selling your tickets, please reach out to the TicketSwap support team.

Beware of scammers – do not accept payment links or transactions outside of the TicketSwap app or website. Please report anyone who is trying to take a payment via a link to TicketSwap

How do I apply for a tradestand?

Please visit https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/trade-stands/  for more information

Will I be able to buy tickets on the gate?

Tickets are only available to purchase in advance and these will be limited. Once each day has sold out there will be no more tickets available, it will not be possible to swap days.

When are tickets on sale?

Tickets for 2024 will be available to purchase online or via our ticket line as from 1st November 2023.

Sign up to receive our e-newsletters at the bottom of this page to keep updated on the Great Yorkshire Show 2024.

Who was the equine photographer at the Great Yorkshire Show 2023?

1st Class Images who take a stand at the Great Yorkshire Show, specialise in equine images. You may find the picture you are looking for on their website: www.1stclassimages.com

Can I book a child into 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.

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 of 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.

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. Find out more about our educational activities on the Yorkshire Agricultural Society website

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

Group discounts are available for groups of 15+. Flexible payment options are also available for Coach Operators. Discounts are also available for school parties.

Visit the Groups & Coach Operator page for further details.

Visit the School visits page for further details.

How do I apply for a job at the Great Yorkshire Show?

Please visit our dedicated vacancies page to find out about the jobs available at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Are there baby changing facilities available?

Baby changing facilities can be found in the Food Hall, Home & Gift Hall and the rotunda toilets behind the Main Ring Grandstand.

Can I use a drone at the Great Yorkshire Show?

The use of drones and other similar devices, however operated, are not permitted within the confines of the Showground or car parks.

How do I find entry closing dates for competitive classes?

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

How can I become a member?

*** 2024 Membership Opens from 15 November 2023 ***

Membership to the Yorkshire Agricultural Society includes the following benefits at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show:

Free admission on all four days, preferential car parking, use of Members’ facilities and much more.

Click here to find out more about how to become a member


What are the Show’s opening times?

Opening times for the Great Yorkshire Show are:

Tuesday to Friday 8am to 6pm

When ordering tickets online, how do I book which day to attend?

For 2024, tickets are only available in advance of the Show. We will be selling day tickets only so you will need to specify which day you will be attending.

I’ve ordered e-tickets, but they’ve not arrived.

After ordering your e-tickets, you will receive an order confirmation email, followed by another email which includes your tickets as a pdf attachment.

We ask, where possible, for e-tickets to be PRINTED out (including the bar code) and shown to the gate staff for scanned authorisation.

Tickets that are on Phones, Tablets etc can cause large delays for you and other customers.

If you have not received your e-tickets, please send an email to weborders@yas.co.uk

Can I camp during the Great Yorkshire Show?

Pitches for camping are only available for exhibitors, competitors 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. The closest are at Rudding Park or Harrogate RUFC.


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

Car parking on the showground is FREE.