About Us




Who are we?

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) is a registered charity, founded in 1837 to help promote agriculture in the Yorkshire region.  Amazingly the five objectives the YAS set all those years ago, remain the same today. 

These include

  • Run a major agricultural event – the first Great Yorkshire show was held in 1838

  • Support and promote agriculture

  • Advance and encourage agricultural research

  • Advance and encourage the protection and sustainability of the environment

  • Support other charitable activities

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

The Yorkshire Event Centre is a contemporary exhibition, conference and dinner venue.

wedding and conference venue in harrogate

Pavilions of Harrogate is a successful wedding, events and conference venue.

farm shop and cafe yorkshire

Our award winning Farm shop and café, Fodder sells and celebrates 350 local products.

harrogate caravan park yorkshire

Harrogate Caravan Park is a very popular site for caravans, mobile homes and tents.

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

Become a member of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society

There are many benefits of becoming a member of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society,
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