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Diary Dates for 2013

The Great Yorkshire Show, Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 July, 2013

England’s premier agricultural show, The Great Yorkshire Show, takes place on Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 July, 2013. More than 130,000 visitors are expected to flock through the gates for an entertaining and informative day experiencing all aspects of farming and country life. This will be the 155th Great Yorkshire Show.

The event is a shop window for the agricultural industry as well as a great day out for the family. The venue is the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.

Visitors can enjoy:

  • Food Hall with some of the country’s finest food & drink
  • Fashion shows with national and regional designers
  • Music from a range of bands including The Yorkshire Volunteers Band
  • Cookery theatre
  • Garden Show
  • Top class show jumping and equine classes
  • International sheep shearing competitions
  • Demonstrations of country skills – including dry stone walling, fly fishing, gundog training
  • Hundreds of stands for plenty of shopping!        

…. and more than 5,000 of Britain’s best cattle, sheep and pigs competing for the coveted championship awards.

The Great Yorkshire Show is organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

Tickets are available from Friday 1 March 2013 either on line – go to or call 01423 541222.

Parking is free and extensive.

Tickets bought in advance                        

Adult:               £21                                        

Concession:  £20                                                                      

Children:         £9                                          

Family:             £54                                        

Tickets bought on the gate

Adult                £24

Concession: £23

Children:        £11

Family:            £62

Countryside Live, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2013

The 11th Countryside Live event will take place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2013 at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. The event will include competitive livestock and equine, farriery, pigeon and poultry classes, dog agility, a horticultural show, and dozens of stands for pre Christmas shopping. New for 2013 is the horse driving trials competition. Northern Show Cross Finals which was introduced at the 2012 event will again feature and also the show jumping talent competition. Countryside Live 2012 attracted a record breaking 12,061 visitors.

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