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.
Modern exhibition & conference centre
boasting the region’s largest single events space.
Hugely versatile wedding & events venue
that’s perfect for celebrations.
Farm shop and café selling produce
from over 430 local suppliers.
camping & caravan site.