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 2018 are Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 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 newest of the Society's shows is Springtime Live - held this year on Easter Saturday 31st March 2018. This is a family show aimed at younger children with lots of free activities to take part in. There are stage displays and Mr Bloom and his band will also be performing. 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.
Visit Countryside Live, for a truly amazing time. Attractions include: FREE hands-on fun for children, competitive classes for livestock, equine classes, Tasting Hub, Donkey Rides, Diggerland experience, sheepdog & duck display & much much more! Visit the website for more details.