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:

  • Over 25,000 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.
How can I become a member?

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

Free admission, preferential car parking, use of Members’ facilities and much more.

*** 2022 Membership Now Closed ***

This year we will be limiting visitor numbers attending the Great Yorkshire Show 2022 which means we have now reached capacity for members.

Tickets are still available for members of the public but applications for YAS membership are now closed.

Membership for competitors is still available to purchase when submitting entries. If you have already submitted an entry form, including membership, your order will still be processed.

Numbers were capped this year based on feedback from both our members and visitors in 2021, who enjoyed their visits more due to areas at the Show being less busy.

We sincerely thank you for your invaluable support which allows us to make a real difference to the agricultural industry and to Yorkshire’s farming communities all year round.

Membership for 2023 will open later this year.

Tickets for the Great Yorkshire Show are available to purchase online or by calling our ticket line 01423 541222 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) – https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/ticket-information/

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 with events ending at 5pm each day.

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

This year 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

Who was the equine photographer at the Great Yorkshire Show 2021?

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

When are tickets on sale?

Tickets will go on sale on the 1st November 2021. We will be selling individual day tickets only as attendance is limited, so you will need to book for the day you intend to visit the show.

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.

How do I apply for a tradestand?

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

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

Grandstand seating is now available to book online or via the ticket hotline for 2022.

Will we be able to buy tickets from Morrisons?

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

What are the dates for the Great Yorkshire Show 2022?

The 163rd Great Yorkshire Show will take place from Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 July 2022.

Will the cattle sheds be open to the public?

The cattle sheds will be open to the public, however, only when showing & judging is over.