The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is the organiser of three annual shows at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. Our best known event is England's premier agricultural show, the Great Yorkshire Show, our Autumn event is Countryside Live and our newest event is Springtime Live. Organising an annual agricultural show is one of the charitable remits of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. Find out more about our agricultural shows below. Find out more about the work of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society here.
Great Yorkshire Show
Our best known event is England's premier agricultural show, the Great Yorkshire Show. This show takes place over three days in July, starting on the second Tuesday of the month, dates for 2017 are Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 July. It is a great spectacle with an abundance of livestock of all types and demonstrations of agricultural and rural life at the heart of the event. Food and drink are a major feature, as is the Show Jumping finale - the Cock o'the North. Over 130,000 visitors attend the Great Yorkshire Show each year for a day out, to meet with friends, keep up to date with the latest agricultural technology and do business. It acts as the most superb shop window for the industry connecting suppliers and customers and providing a showcase for the exhibitors. Find out more about the show on it's dedicated website.
The 15th Countryside Live show will take place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017 at the Great Yorkshire Showground. There is something for all the family to do and don't forget to tell your friends too so they don't miss out! This show brings together rural, farming, food, shopping and entertainment in a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. With a wide range of animal demonstrations, classes and competitions, hands-on activities and attractions for children of all ages, shopping, food tasting and cookery demonstrations, this makes a great day no matter what your age. New for this year's show is Tractor Ted and a Vintage Dairy display along with a bigger and better Tasting Hub in Hall 1 with the Cookery Theatre and the return of the Alpaca's. Visit the website for more details.
The newest of the Society's shows is Springtime Live - held this year on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2017. This is a family show aimed at younger children with lots of free activities to take part in. There are stage displays from fairies to pirates and previous VIP guests have included Peppa Pig and Mr Bloom. The halls in the Yorkshire Event Centre are filled with animals for children to watch and learn about and work stations for children to have a go at crafting, making and doing, while learning some simple facts about food production. Visit the website for more details.