About Us




Who are we?

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) is a registered charity, founded in 1837. Our objectives are:-

  • To support and promote agriculture, rural and allied industries throughout the North of England including championing the role of farmers as providers of high-quality produce and encouraging consumers to choose healthy and local produce.
  • To advance and encourage agricultural research and greater understanding and empathy with farming and the countryside amongst the general public and particularly children.
  • To advance and encourage the protection and sustainability of the environment.
  • To hold in pursuance of its main objectives an annual agricultural show.
  • For such charitable purposes as the Trustees in their absolute discretion see fit.

How do we do this?

To help fund the charitable work of the YAS, we developed first-class facilities on the Showground which could be operated commercially.

Yorkshire Event Centre - Conference and event space in yorkshire

Modern exhibition & conference centre
boasting the region’s largest single events space.

wedding and conference venue in harrogate

Hugely versatile wedding & events venue
that’s perfect for celebrations.

farm shop and cafe yorkshire

Farm shop and café selling produce
from over 430 local suppliers.

harrogate caravan park yorkshire

Popular 66-pitch
camping & caravan site.

We aim to unite rural life in Yorkshire with leadership, commitment, passion and creativity.

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