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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Although we love dogs, we operate a strict no dogs policy for visitors (apart from assistance dogs or those competing).
- 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.
The cattle sheds will be open to the public, however, only when showing & judging is over.
The 165th Great Yorkshire Show will be held from Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 July 2024.
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.
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.
Grandstand seating will be available to book online for 2024 as from 1st November 2023.
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.
Please visit https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/trade-stands/ for more information
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.
Tickets for 2024 will be available to purchase online or via our ticket line as from 1st November 2023.
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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.
Hospitality guests should dress smartly – but there is no need to wear a tie. We request that guests wear shoes not trainers.
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.
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
Please visit our dedicated vacancies page to find out about the jobs available at the Great Yorkshire Show.
Baby changing facilities can be found in the Food Hall, Home & Gift Hall and the rotunda toilets behind the Main Ring Grandstand.
The use of drones and other similar devices, however operated, are not permitted within the confines of the Showground or car parks.
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.
*** 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.
Opening times for the Great Yorkshire Show are:
Tuesday to Friday 8am to 6pm
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Car parking on the showground is FREE.