Organising an annual agricultural Show is one of the charitable remits of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.
The Society organises three annual shows, 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 train mascots and previous VIP guests have included Peppa Pig and Mr Bloom. The halls are filled with work stations for children to have a go at crafting, making and doing while learning some simple facts about food production. Due to its popularity this is strictly a ticket only event and these are likely to sell out in advance of the show. Tickets for 2017 are available to purchase here.
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 up 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's 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.