Who are we?
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) is a registered charity, founded in 1837. Our objectives are:-
- To support and promote agriculture as well as rural and allied industries throughout the North of England. This includes 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 a 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 organise and host the annual Great Yorkshire Show to promote farming, food and the countryside.
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.
The Yorkshire Event Centre is a contemporary exhibition, conference and dinner venue.
Pavilions of Harrogate is a successful wedding, events and conference venue.
Our award winning Farm shop and café, Fodder sells and celebrates 350 local products.
Harrogate Caravan Park is a very popular site for caravans, mobile homes and tents.