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 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.

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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